Student projects at COMPASS

PhD candidates

Liza Bolton (Statistics): Life-course predictors of mortality inequalities across ethnic groups in Aotearoa New Zealand (Barry Milne - primary supervisor - with Alan Lee)

Charon Lessing: Evaluating the impact of PHARMAC's reference pricing policy on choice and health status (Peter Davis - secondary supervisor - with Toni Ashton)

Jo Broad: Estimating the accommodation and care needs of older New Zealanders in the later life course (Peter Davis - secondary supervisor - with Toni Ashton)

Tom Robinson: Applying quasi-experimental methods to assess the impact of health service interventions in New Zealand  (Peter Davis - primary supervisor - with Roger Marshall)


Summer Scholars

Faculty of Science (2016). Caitlin Spence (Statistics). Why do students underachieve their ability? Analysis using British Cohort Study and Dunedin Study data.

Faculty of Engineering (2016). Irene Wu (Engineering). Creating weights for the 2016 Social Attitudes Survey.

Faculty of Arts (2016). Rebecca Grimwood (Sociology). Shifting policy shifting attitudes? Public opinion on the role of government from the 2016 Social Attitudes Survey. 

Faculty of Arts (2015). Clark Tipene (Sociology). Citizenship attitudes and behaviours: Analysing results from the 2015 Social Attitudes Survey.

Faculty of Science (2015). David Chan (Statistics). Analysing social network data from the New Zealand General Social Survey 2014.

Faculty of Science (2015). Katy Fahey (Statistics). The New Zealand Socioeconomic Index 2013.

Faculty of Science (2014). Rahul Singhal (Statistics).  Developing bias weights for the New Zealand Longitudinal Census.

Faculty of Science (2014). Chris Liu (Statistics). Construction of life-course variables for the New Zealand Longitudinal Census.

Faculty of Arts (2014). Lucy Cowie (Psychology).  Obtaining best estimates for Māori transitions through the life-course.

Faculty of Science (2013). Mengdan Yu (Statistics).  Developing Simario (R package).

Faculty of Science (2013). Vera Clarkson (Statistics). Investigating linkage bias in the NZ longitudinal census.

Centre for eResearch (2012). Shubham Sharma (Engineering): Moving NZSSDS to an open source architecture (Dataverse).

Faculty of Science (2012). Bede Maclaurin (Computer Science): Enhancing an open-source policy/decision support package (Jamsim).

Faculty of Arts (2012). Aimee Matiu (Māori Studies): Analysis of Māori political patterns from the 2011 New Zealand Election & Referendum Study.

Faculty of Arts (2011). Lucy Power. The New Zealand Election Survey.

Faculty of Arts (2011). Chris Levett. The New Zealand Election Survey.

Faculty of Science (2011). Emma Gullery: Enhancing research resources via a research repository.

Faculty of Science (2011). Sonia Polak: Modelling the impact of social norms on inter-ethnic partnership.

Faculty of Science (2010). Alex Marks: Implementing a template for a research repository.

Faculty of Arts (2010). Edwin Sayes: Drawing substantive social research questions from longitudinal studies.

Faculty of Science (2010). Yang Gao: Models of count response variables for simulation of health outcomes in the early life course.

Faculty of Arts (2009). Kaylynn Oon: Establishing a template for a research repository with real-world examples.

Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences (2009). Thomas Evans: Tracking of primary health care indicators over time 1979-2001.

Faculty of Science (2009). Carmen Lim: Modifying & archiving survey data sets for teaching purposes.

Graduate scholars

Statistics (2016). MSc dissertation. Justin Gunter: The effect of urban living on mortality risk in New Zealand. 

Statistics (2015). BSc (Hons). Shahirah Ayob: The relationship between infant mortality and income inequality in NZ 1963-2007.

Statistics (2015). BSc (Hons). Fui Swen Kuh: Do siblings who have different socio-economic trajectories have different mortality risks?  Analysis using the New Zealand Longitudinal Census (NZLC).

Statistics (2015). BSc (Hons). Justin Gunter: What is effect of long-term unemployment on mortality risk? Analysis using the New Zealand Longitudinal Census (NZLC).

Statistics (2014). BSc (Hons). Liza Bolton: Factors explaining the low income return for education among Asian New Zealanders.

Economics (2014). Lorraine Lee: Understanding the childhood trajectory, its effects and consequences.

Statistics (2013). BSc (Hons). Mugdha Manda: Creating synthetic data sets using multiple imputation and stochastically assigned synthetic individuals.

Statistics (2012). MSc dissertation. Stephanie Farrow: Non-sampling error in the 2011 New Zealand Election Study.

Statistics (2012). BSc(Hons) dissertation. Sam Passmore: BART vs Logistic Regression in propensity score estimation.

Statistics (2012). MSc dissertation. Lindy Guo: Data Management For Combining Data Sets.

Statistics (2012). MSc dissertation. Emma Gullery: A Comparison of Methods for Analysing Hospital Length of Stay.

Statistics (2012). MSc dissertation. Hind Behayaa: Investigating if follow up at outpatient clinics helps prevent adverse patient outcomes from bowel resection and hip replacement procedures.

Statistics (2011). BSc(Hons) dissertation. Jessica Maclean: Investigating Outpatient Non-attendance in the New Zealand Public Health System.

Statistics (2011). MSc dissertation. Brian Byun: Occupation-based socio-economic scores: a path analysis approach.

Statistics (2011). MSc dissertation. Carmen Lim: Applying Propensity Scores to Compare Hospital Performance.

Statistics (2011). MSc dissertation. Eric Mar: Hospital restructuring: was it harming us? A time series analysis.

Statistics (2010). BSc Hons dissertation. Carmen Lim: Tracking changes in primary medical care: Waikato 1979-2002.

Statistics (2010). MSc dissertation. Karl Parker: Underpinning transparency in research: Establishing a template for an enhanced publication.

University of Rotterdam (2009). Medical elective. Bianca Shmit & Martijn Struik: Antibiotic prescribing for children with upper respiratory tract infection in general practice: A comparison between NZ & the Netherlands in 2001.

Statistics (2009). MSc thesis. Sanat Pradhan: Predicting clinical activity in NZ general practice.