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Data scientist (social research)

Resume posted by ewatersresearch in IT.

Desired position type: Freelance
Location: Sydney New South Wales, Australia

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With over 8 years experience in data analysis, I have a PhD in mathematics and specialise in:

– Complex survey data
– Social network data
– Focus group and market research
– Mixed qualitative and quantitative data
– Multivariate data

Hourly rate $100 AU


2014 PhD (Mathematics, University of New South Wales)

2010 Graduate Certificate in Mathematics (Charles Sturt University)

2009 Bachelor of Horticulture- First Class Honours (School of Resource Management and Geography, University of Melbourne)


Highlights: Previous Industry/ Government clients

  • Mars
  • Catholic Education Office, Archdiocese of Sydney
  • Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Parramatta
  • Australian Blueberry Growers Association

2015-2017 Lecturer in Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame Australia.

  • Teaching statistics
  • Supervising research students (mixture of quantitative and qualitative)
  • Undertaking research (survey based research and simulation modelling)

2012-2015 Research Development Officer, University of Notre Dame Australia.

  • Delivering training in applied research methods (including qualitative)
  • Bidding for and undertaking contracted research
  • Developing research grant applications

2009-2012 Casual Academic, School of Medicine, University of New South Wales

  • Delivering training in statistics to medical students
  • Developing online teaching resources

2007-2009 Research Assistant, School of Resource Management and Geography, University of Melbourne

  • Undertaking research (survey based research and simulation modelling)
  • Contracted research for industry (Mars, Australian Blueberry Grower’s Foundation)

Prizes and Awards

  • 2016 NSW Fresh Scientist
  • 2015, 2015 School of Medicine People’s Award, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • 2007, 2009 Deans Honours List (University of Melbourne)


  • 20 Journal articles
  • 5 Technical reports (industry)
  • 1 edited book


  • R programming – advanced (8 yrs experience)
  • C (2 years experience)
  • Java (1 years experience)
  • HTML (1 years experience)
  • Data visualisation (8 years experience)
  • Public speaking (8 years experience)
  • Report writing (8 years experience)


    Multivariate data, Public speaking, report writing, Simulation, Social Networks, Social Research, Survey data, Survey Research, Surveys, teaching, Training

Spoken Languages

    English (native)