Ms Rachael Quill
I am currently employed as a Research Associate at the University of Adelaide in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). My research focusses on the statistical analysis and modelling of wind characteristics over areas of complex topography with applications in bushfire prediction and wind energy production. I also have broader research interests in environmental statistics, circular statistics, nonparametric estimation and comparison, multivariate time series, and spatio-temporal analysis.
I hold a PhD in Statistics from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra, supported by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. My thesis, entitled "Statistical characterisation of wind fields over complex terrain for bushfire modelling applications", had a particular focus on the impacts of surface roughness on wind fields as well as the development of probabilistic approaches to handle uncertainty in fire modelling. I also hold an MSci in Mathematics and Statistics from Lancaster University in the UK; my Honours thesis considered dynamic modelling of wind speeds for analysis of wind power. Following my undergraduate studies, I relocated to Australia and completed a multidisciplinary Master’s program at the ANU, covering topics from computer science to meteorology.
I am an active member of AustMS, and its associated groups ANZIAM and WIMSIG, including membership of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and assisting in the organisation of ANZIAM 2016 in Canberra. In 2016, I was awarded the AustMS WIMSIG Cheryl E. Praeger Travel Award. I am also a member of the ACEMS Equity and Diversity committee.
|2017||University Research Associate||University of Adelaide|
|2017 - 2017||Tutor||University of Adelaide|
|2016 - 2016||Demonstrator||University of Newcastle|
|2013 - 2015||Lecturer and Tutor||UNSW Canberra|
|2013 - 2013||Technical Writer||Bureau of Meteorology|
|2011 - 2012||Research Assistant||Australian National Territory|
|2016||Achievement||BNH CRC Travel Funding Support||Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre||Australia||$2444|
|2016||Award||UNSW Postgraduate Research Student Support||UNSW||Australia||$2200|
|2016||Achievement||International Society of Non-parametric Statistics 2016 Travel Grant||International Society of Non-parametric Statistics||France||$600|
|2016||Award||AustMS WIMSIG Cheryl Praeger Travel Award 2016||Australian Mathematical Society||Australia||$600|
|2015||Award||MODSIM 2016 Student Presentation Award||International Congress on Modelling and Simulation||Australia||$500|
|2015||Achievement||UNSW Three Minute Thesis 2015||UNSW Canberra||Australia||—|
|2014||Award||AMOS ACT Branch, Best Student Presentation||Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, ACT Branch||Australia||$100|
|2014||Scholarship||BNHCRC Top-up Scholarship||Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre||Australia||$30,000|
|2014||Scholarship||UNSW Tuition Fee Scholarship||UNSW Canberra||Australia||$87,124|
|2014 - 2017||UNSW Canberra||Australia||PhD in Statistics|
|2013 - 2013||ANU||Australia||Master of Studies|
|2007 - 2011||Lancaster University||United Kingdom||Master in Science (Hons I) Mathematics and Statistics|
|2014||Quill, R. (2014). The effects of climate change on ecologically-relevant flow regime and water quality attributes. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 28(1), 67-82.
|2016||Quill, R. (2016). Wind speed reduction induced by post-fire regrowth. In In proceedings of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC Conference, 30 Aug - 1 Sept 2016, Brisbane..|
|2015||Quill, R. (2015). Dynamic development of the 2013 Aberfeldy fire. In In Weber, T., McPhee, M.J. and Anderssen, R.S. (eds) MODSIM2015, 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2015, pp. 490-496.|
|2015||Quill, R. (2015). Effects of post-fire vegetation regrowth on wind fields over complex terrain. In 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2015 MODSIM2015, (pp. 277-283). Online: MODSIM.|
|2015 - 2017||Member||ACT ANZIAM Branch||Australia|
|2014 - 2014||Secretary||Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, ACT Branch||Australia|
|2014 - ongoing||Member||Australian Mathematical Society||Australia|
|2014 - ongoing||Member||International Association of Wildland Fire||United States|