Mrs Jessica Maree McLay

BSc (Statistics) BSc (Hons)(Statistics) MSc (Medical Statistics), University of Auckland

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Statistical Consultant

Biography

Jessica has been a practicing statistician for 9 years.  She has been with the Statistical Consulting Centre for 6 years.  Prior to this, she worked as a statistician and statistical programmer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne.

Jessica provides statistical advice and assistance to other departments and schools within the University.  She works most commonly with staff and students from the Business School and the School of Psychology, but has helped people from all over the university.  Jessica is also available for consulting jobs external to the University, usually taking smaller sized external projects. Recent external work includes analysis for the Hearing House, the Deafness Notification Database, and Snowberry.

Jessica’s expertise:

  • Linear models: including regression models of all types (linear, generalised, logistic, Poisson, negative binomial), mixed models (random effects), and analysis of categorical data and survey data.
  • Simulation in R
  • Questionnaire and survey design
  • Structural equation modelling

Jessica also spends a lot of time with the COMPASS Research Centre (Faculty of Arts) where she has primarily done R programming for simulation projects

Research | Current

  • Microsimulation to identify vulnerable children in NZ
  • Relationship between antibiotics during pregnancy and early childhood and obesity

Distinctions/Honours

BSc (Honours) with First Class Honours

MSc with First Class Honours

Postgraduate Tuition Fees Bursary - Science

UoA Masters/Honours/PGDip Scholarship

Responsibilities

Jessica is a consultant within the Department of Statistics Statistical Consulting Centre.

She is also a member of the COMPASS Research Centre

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Areas of expertise

  • Linear models: including regression models of all types (linear, generalised, logistic, Poisson, negative binomial), mixed models (random effects), and analysis of categorical data and survey data.
  • Simulation in R
  • Questionnaire and survey design
  • Structural equation modelling

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 303S - Bldg 303S
38 PRINCES ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

Secondary office location

FALE - OFFICE BUILDING - Bldg 273
Level 2 , Room 201G
20 WYNYARD ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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