Dr Christopher Drovandi currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology and he is an Associate Investigator of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). Dr Drovandi is an Associate Editor of Statistics and Computing, a high-profile statistical journal. He is a member of the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA).
Dr Drovandi's main research area is in computational statistics, dealing with statistical models of complex processes in biology, medicine, ecology and finance that were previously considered intractable. He is also interested in the translation of novel statistical methods to a wide range of applied disciplines. His research has generated over 50 publications in international peer-reviewed outlets such as journals, book chapters and conference proceedings.
In 2016, Dr Drovandi was the recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA). Delivering close to $400,000 in funding over 3 years, the DECRA is a highly competitive (~15% acceptance rate) Government research scheme designed to support and advance promising early career researchers whose work contributes to national Strategic Research Priorities.