School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
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Helena is 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.
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
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
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2010 Crowther, C., Middleton, P., Bubner, T., & Oakey, H. (2010). Antenatal magnesium sulphate for neeroprotection guideline development panel.
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.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 Co-Supervisor Using existing private data set containing both genotypes and phenotypes for growth, fertility, carcase and novel traits investigate heterosis and effects of sperm traits in composite cattle. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Maddie Louise Facy 2019 Co-Supervisor Genomic Selection in Barley Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Silvina Baraibar Pedersen 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 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Genomic selection for accelerated barley breeding University of Dundee — Doctorate Full Time Ruth Hamilton
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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