Melissa Humphries

Dr Melissa Humphries

Lecturer

School of Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


My background research activities are mainly in the fields of Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Psychology and I have recently completed my PhD in the area of Mathematical Psychology. It looked at two broad areas:

1. Effective wastewater sampling techniques for measuring illicit drug consumption extent.
2. Application of cognitive models in a clinical context.

I have published first author papers in both of these fields with both cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional teams. I am also interested in statistical applications across all fields and am currently researching in the forensic science space.

 

Courses Summary

Date Taught Developed  Coordinated Course Title Institution Course Level/ Code URL
2021 x x x Data Literacy University of Adelaide MATHS 1005 Link
2020-2021 x x x Statistical Analysis and Modelling University of Adelaide STATS 1005 Link
2020 x     Research Methods and Statistics University of Adelaide MATHS 7025 Link
2020 x x   MathTrackX University of Adelaide Pre-Tertiary MOOC series Link
2019 x   x Time Series III University of Adelaide STATS 3005, 7058 Link
2018-2019 x   x Mathematical Background for Biostatistics University of Adelaide BIOSTATS 6001EX Link
2018-2020 x x x Statistical Practice 1 University of Adelaide STATS 1000, 1004, 1504 Link
2016-2017 x x x Big Decisions! Rational belief and action in an uncertain world University of Tasmania XBR111 Link
2011-2017 x x x Statistical Analysis Using R University of Tasmania KMA711 Link
2015-2017 x x x Data Handling and Statistics 2 University of Tasmania KMA253 Link
2014-2016 x x x First year Medicine (Statistics Component) University of Tasmania CAM102  

 

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Re-imagining the concept of marks for more accurate assessment of each student's understanding Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Christina Anne Tait
    2021 Co-Supervisor Creating a user friendly, data driven tool for the short-term prediction of emergency department performance. Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Michael John Ucci
    2021 Co-Supervisor Evaluation of Eyewitness Identification Tasks and Decision Rules: A Signal Detection Theory Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Kym Michelle McCormick
    2020 Co-Supervisor A retrospective analysis of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical substance-related coronial deaths in SA over 20 years Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lilli Grace Stephenson
    2020 Principal Supervisor Building a recommender system to increase successful outcomes in crime scene analysis. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Louise Margaret Campbell
    2020 Principal Supervisor Large-scale social media sentiment analysis as a predictor of public behaviour in Australia. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Saranzaya Magsarjav
    2019 Principal Supervisor Four dimensional, highly correlated, longitudinal data with informative missingness: The statistical challenge of predicting childhood mental health from fMRI data. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew James Ryan
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Statistical Methods for Comparison of Forensic Glass Samples in Australia Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Oliver James Lountain
    2018 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Explanatory statistical modelling of influences of demographic experience on political identity Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Lachlann Bradley McArthur
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135265
  • Email: melissa.humphries@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 6
  • Org Unit: School of Mathematical Sciences

Connect With Me
External Profiles