Personal profile

University Service

Joanna Dipnall is an applied statistician with particular interests in the areas of machine and deep learning techniques. She completed her Honours in Econometrics with Monash University and PhD with IMPACT SRC, School of Medicine, Deakin University where she blended machine learning with traditional statistical techniques to develop Risk Index for Depression (RID). Joanna is a Senior Research Fellow who works extensively with registry and linked medical data and collaborates extensively with the Faculty of IT at Monash to supervise Masters and PhD students to integrate AI within health research. Joanna is also Co-Chair of the ARDC SeRP Research Users Community of Practice.

Joanna is a Senior Lecturer within the Monash Biostatistics Unit and is Unit Co-Coordinator for the Monash Masters of Health Data Analytics course. This course integrates Monash units from SPHPM, IT and Business Economics. Joanna teaches the Introduction to Health Data Analytics unit which provides a foundation for the study of Health Data Analytics by introducing key health, statistical and machine learning concepts.

She has worked externally in the commercial world as an applied researcher and statistical consultant throughout her career and started a business who was one of the first in Australia to conduct research over the internet in 1999. Joanna has taught advanced statistical methods for many years at universities and privately with ACSPRI and NZSSN.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Honourary Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Barwon Health

2017 → …

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or