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Professor of Statistics, Swinburne University of Technology

Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Swinburne University, with research interests in mathematical and statistical modelling in sport and gambling, Stephen has published over 130 papers on statistical and mathematical modelling in sport. His research covers many sports, with papers on cricket, squash, tennis, Australian rules football, soccer, rugby, golf, volleyball, the Olympic Games and gambling. Associated with Champion Data, the official collector and provider of AFL statistics, he is best known locally for his Australian rules football computer tipping predictions, which have appeared in many media outlets since 1981. His research work gains regular coverage in the press, radio and television, with guest appearances on The Footy show, The Panel, Quantum, Catalyst, A Current Affair, Today/Tonight and Sunrise.


  • –present
    Professor of Statistics, Swinburne University of Technology


  • 1998 
    Swinburne University, PhD
  • 1978 
    Lancaster University, MA (Operational Research)
  • 1967 
    Melbourne Unversity, Dip Ed
  • 1966 
    Melbourne University, BSc(Hons)