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Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Dr Peter Baker holds a position as a Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics at the School of Public Health and as a senior statistical collaborator, advisor and consultant to several research projects in the Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health and the Queensland Clinical Trials and Biostatistics Centre.

With 30 years experience as a statistical consultant and researcher, Peter has a passion for biostatistics applied to public health and medical research. He also champions reproducible research and reporting and to this end has developed R and Make software to aid the workflow of data analysts in any field.

As a statistical consultant and collaborator, he has contributed to many research projects. His contribution has ranged from advice on standard statistical approaches to the application of novel methods to improve statistical analysis or the development of new statistical methodology to fill a gap in the knowledge.

Peter is an Accredited Statistician (ASTAT) with the Statistical Society of Australia.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland


  • 2001 
    QUT, PhD
  • 1989 
    UNSW, MStats
  • 1980 
    University of Adelaide, BSc(Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Statistical Society of Australia
  • International Biometric Society
  • International Society for Bayesian Analysis