- Chief Investigators
- Anthony Pettitt
Professor Anthony Pettitt
Tony Pettitt is a Professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences at QUT. From 2011 to 2015 he was an Australian Research Council (ARC) Professorial Fellow and, prior to that, Head of the School of Mathematics at QUT for over 19 years. He has also had positions with the universities of Nottingham, Loughborough and Lancaster in the UK and with CSIRO.
Tony is a statistician who has made important contributions in applied, computational and theoretical areas. He is well known for his work in Bayesian computational statistics and applied work in infectious diseases in hospitals and neurology, in particular motor neuron disease, working with clinicians in Brisbane hospitals. Other recent applications include statistical methods applied to investigating cancer cell mobility and model uncertainty quantification.
Tony has published over 130 papers in refereed journals, with an h-index of 33 and over 5200 citations (his change-point paper has over 1500 citations). He has supervised over 25 PhDs to completion, served on various committees and panels of the ARC and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and had editorial roles.