Dr Chris Drovandi is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and is an Associate Investigator of ACEMS. Chris completed his PhD in 2012 at QUT and is currently a holder of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher's Award, a highly competitve Government research grant. His research interests are in Bayesian algorithms for complex models, optimal Bayesian experimental design methods and the translation of Bayesian methods across many disciplines. Chris is currently supervising several post-graduate students and has three PhD completions.
Everybody is different, and every body is different. Significant variability is a common feature of all of the physiological systems that compose the function of the human body, and understanding this variability is critical to explaining differences in susceptibility to pathological conditions, and also to explaining how medical treatments can potentially succeed or fail even when applied to treat the same condition.
Drovandi, C. C., Pettitt A.N., & McCutchan R. A.
(2016). Exact and approximate Bayesian inference for low integer-valued time series models with intractable likelihoods. Bayesian Analysis. 11(2), 325-352. doi: 10.1214/15-BA950