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Biography

Born and bred in Brisbane, Queensland, Nick first completed honours in Psychological Science at the University of Queensland in 2012. After graduating, Nick wanted to study more statistics, and help bridge the gap between policy and statistics, and so began a PhD in Statistics under Kerrie Mengersen in 2013, submitting just recently in 2017. This PhD research focussed on statistical applications in complex health data. Throughout the course of his PhD, Nick further realised a passion for keeping science open, and making it easy for others to do complex tasks, like explore missing data, or extract data from databases with complicated interfaces. To this end he joined the rOpenSci collective, organising the first Australian rOpenSci unconference, and was recently invited to the USA rOpenSci Unconference in LA in May.

Currently Nick's research is focussed on improving the analysis of missing data, focussing on data visualisation, and also methods to statistically explore missing data patterns.

External positions

Council Member of SSA Victoria

28 Jul 2017 → …

Research area keywords

  • data visualisation
  • Statistics
  • missing data

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 4 Article
  • 1 Conference Paper

Evaluating health facility access using Bayesian spatial models and location analysis methods

Tierney, N. J., Mira, A., Jost Reinhold, H., Arbia, G., Clifford, S., Auricchio, A., Moccetti, T., Peluso, S. & Mengersen, K. L., 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 8, 18 p., e0218310.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Novel relocation methods for automatic external defibrillator improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest coverage under limited resources

Tierney, N. J., Reinhold, H. J., Mira, A., Weiser, M., Burkart, R., Benvenuti, C. & Auricchio, A., 1 Apr 2018, In : Resuscitation. 125, p. 83-89 7 p.

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visdat: visualising whole data frames

Tierney, N., 2017, In : The Journal of Open Source Software. 2, 16, 2 p., 355.

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Visualisation and statistical modelling techniques for the management of inventory stock levels

Sweatman, W. L., McGree, J., Carstens, C. J., Foster, K. J., Liu, S., Tierney, N., Tredenick, E. & Zaitouny, A., 2016, Proceedings of the 2015 Mathematics in Industry Study Group. Farrell, T. & Roberts, T. (eds.). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. M130-M162 33 p. (ANZIAM Journal; vol. 57).

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Using decision trees to understand structure in missing data

Tierney, N. J., Harden, F. A., Harden, M. J. & Mengersen, K. L., 2015, In : BMJ Open. 5, 6, 11 p., e007450.

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