Distinguished Professor
Kerrie Mengersen

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Faculty of Science,
School of Mathematical Sciences

Personal details


Professor of Statistics
Faculty of Science,
School of Mathematical Sciences


Bayesian statistics, computational statistics, environmental, genetic and health statistics, statistical consulting and expert advice



Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (University of New England)
  • BA(Hons) (University of New England)

Professional memberships and associations

  • 2020 – 2023 Invited Member, National Committee for Mathematical Sciences, Australian Academy of Science (AAS)
  • 2020 Invited Chair, Australian Academy of Science (AAS), Moran Medal Honorific Awards Committee
  • 2019 – Present Scientific Council Committee, Centre International De Rencontres Mathematiques (CIRM), Marseille, France
  • 2019 – Present Visiting Professor and International Guest Chair, Energy Environment Solutions (E2S), University of Pau and the Pays de l’Adour (UPPA), University of Pau, France
  • 2019 Member of the International Statistical Institute Pearson Award Committee
  • 2018 Appointed member of Executive Committee for the Australian Academy of Science (AAS)
  • 2018 -2019 Invited Member of the Expert Working Group for the Learned Academies Special Project (LASP): Big data in Australian research: issues, challenges and opportunities for the Australian Academy of Science (AAS)
  • 2018 Appointed member of Executive Committee for the American Statistical Association (ASA)
  • 2018 – 2021 Elected Member of Council, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)
  • 2018 – 2023 Appointed member of Executive Committee for the International Statistical Institute (ISI)
  • 2018 Past President, International Society for Bayesian Analysis
  • 2018-Present Member of the panel: the Moran and Hannan Medals for the Australian Academy of Science
  • 2018-Present Member of the Bayes4Health, UK, Advisory Board
  • 2018 Nominations panel for the International Prize in Statistics
  • 2018 Member of QUT’s new Learning Potential Fund Speakers Circle
  • 2018 Steering Committee, The World of Statistics  (https://www.worldofstatistics.org/)
  • 2017 President, International Society for Bayesian Analysis 2017
  • 2015 - Fellow of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ)
  • 2015-2020 Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow
  • 2015 - Associate Member, University of Oxford
  • 2015-2016 Member of the ISBA Fellows Selection Committee
  • 2014 - Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics Management Committee
  • 2013-2014 Elected Member of the International Advisory Board, International Biometrics Society
  • 2011-2012 National President of the Statistical Society of Australia
  • 2011 Member of the National Heads of Mathematical Sciences
  • 2005 Elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • 2004 Elected Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
  • 2005-2008 Executive Member of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis
  • 2004-2006 Inaugural President of the Australasian Chapter of ISBA
  • 2004 -Executive Member of the Statistical Society of Australia; Section Coordinator
  • Member of the International Biometrics Society (IBS)
  • Member of the International Environmetrics Society.

For more information, visit Kerrie Mengersen's website: https://bragqut.wordpress.com/mengersen/


Supervisions Distinguished Professor Mengersen has a strong commitment to training the next generation of researchers, with 36 postgraduate researchers in statistics completed under her direct supervision. A further 22 graduate students completed at Australian and international universities (Malaysia, France) under her associated supervision. Currently at QUT, she is Principal Supervisor of 5 PhD and 4 Masters by Research students and Associate Supervisor to 10 HDR students.


Selected publications

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