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Kerrie Mengersen is the Professor of Statistics and Acting Director of the Science Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She is currently supervising eight postgraduate students, however she has previously supervised ten. Kerrie's research interests are in the development and application of new statistical methods and related computation. Specific methodological interests are in Bayesian statistics, mixture models, hierarchical modelling and meta-analysis. Her applied interests are in biometrics, biostatistics, environmetrics, genetic statistics and control.

Kerrie has co-authored journal papers and book chapters (45 since 2000) and delivered invited presentations at a wide range of national and international conferences (15 since 2002). Her research is decidedly collaborative, based on international and local networks funded by industry and government sources (CI on six Australian Research Council (ARC) grants since 2000).

Kerrie's service to the profession includes membership of six professional societies and executive membership for two of these (Statistical Society of Australia Inc and International Society for Bayesian Analysis). She has also taken on a role as managing editor of the Australian and New Journal of Statistics and various roles including the Program Chair or on the Program Committee of international conferences. Furthermore, Kerrie is a grants reviewer (ARC, National Health and Medical Research Council, Marsden) and a member of the Wesley Hospital Research Institute and the Marsden Foundation. Kerrie is an elected Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Kerrie is an active consultant with experience as a fulltime consultant statistician, Coordinator of the Statistical Consulting unit at QUT and co-Director of Newstat Ltd at the University of Newcastle. She has consulted for 11 major external clients in the past three years and in 2004 she gave five short courses for commercial clients in four states in 2004.