Helena Oakey

Dr Helena Oakey

Senior Biometrician

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Helena is a group leader at the Biometry Hub and is also working as a Senior Research Fellow with the ENDIA T1D study. Her expertise includes advanced knowledge of the design and analysis of agronomic trials, laboratory experiments and health science studies (eg. clinical trials and cohort studies).  Her research interests cover the development and improvement of statistical genetic methodology, including genomic selection and association mapping. She has a particular interest in the design and analysis of 'omics studies.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2017 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2016 Senior Statistician Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, Edinburgh
    2010 - 2016 Senior Biological Statistician University of Dundee/James Hutton Institute
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2008 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    1998 University of Southampton United Kingdom MSc Statistics with Applications in Medicine
    1994 University of Southampton United Kingdom BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Statistics
  • Research Interests

BBSRC Other countries partnering awards: Australia-UK Interdisciplinary partnership to speed cereal breeding 2016

 

Short courses and workshops I have prepared and taught
Experimental design and analysis of variance using R (2016)

A two day course which introduces the principals of experimental design and analysis of experiments with practical examples using R. Aimed at post-graduates and researchers.

Introduction to simple designs and their analysis (2015)

A half day course that introduces simple designs such as CRD, RCBD and split plot: why design is important, how to generate and analyse them in R using relevant examples. Aimed at scientists.

Introduction to spatial designs for field trials and their analysis (2015)

A half day course that introduces spatial designs such as unreplicated, partially replicated and row-column designs: why design is important, how to generate and analyse them in R and ASReml. Aimed at scientists.

Association mapping in R (2015)

A half day course that introduces Association mapping with interactive lectures and practical sessions so that by the end of the course participants should feel confident in performing an Association mapping analysis on their own data using GAPIT. Aimed at scientists.

Introduction to Medical Statistics (2008-2010)

A series of one hour interactive lectures/workshops for clinical trials departmental staff with little or no experience of statistics. These included data cleaning, introduction to randomised control trials, means and standard deviation, p-values and confidence intervals and the principles of the analysis of randomised control trials. Aimed at wide audience.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Co-Supervisor Genomic Selection for High Quality Beef Production Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Rudi Adrianna McEwin
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - ongoing External Supervisor Genomic selection for accelerated barley breeding University of Dundee Doctorate Full Time Ruth Hamilton
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2017 - ongoing Assessment of Nitrogen and Water co-limitation by remote sensing University of Adelaide/South Australian Research and Development (SARDI) Fabio Arsego
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Council Statistical Society of Australia -SA Branch University ofAdelaide Australia
  • Position: Senior Biometrician
  • Phone: 83130239
  • Email: helena.oakey@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Waite, floor 2
  • Room: 2 05
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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