Dr Olena Kravchuk
Expertise in nonparametric inference and applied statistics in academic research and consulting in human nutrition, food sensory, soil and plant sciences, including design and analysis of experiments and observational studies. University teaching and workplace training in biometry, sensometrics and research methods in agriculture.
I am interested in collaborations on three themes: 1) research on robust statistical methods, in particular the theory of rank methods, 2) research in food sensometrics, outside the consumer research, 3) applied statistics research in application to agriculture and food data.
Highlights and delights of my career were several papers on rank methods followed my PhD in 2006; establishing a Food Sensory Research Unit in the University of Queensland in 2011 and collaborating for more than a decade with researchers in medical, biological and agriculture sciences. Currently I am leading a large project funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation, Statistics for the Australian Grains Industry in Southern Region, SAGI-STH.
|2011||Senior Lecturer in Biometry||University of Adelaide|
|2003 - 2011||Lecturer in Biometry||University of Queensland|
|2002 - 2003||Lecturer in Software Development||Griffith University|
|2010||Teaching Award||Award for excellence in teaching||School of Agriculture and Food Science|
|English||Can peer review|
|Russian||Can peer review|
|University of Queensland||Australia||PhD (Mathematical Statistics)|
|University of South Australia||Australia||MSc (Applied Mathematics)|
|National Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev||Ukraine||BEng (Honours)|
|2010||Accredited Statistician||Statistical Society of Australia|
|2017||Feng, Y., Kravchuk, O., Sandhu, H., Wratten, S. & Keller, M. (2017). The activities of generalist parasitoids can be segregated between crop and adjacent non-crop habitats. Journal of Pest Science, 90, 1, 275-286.
|2017||Nguyen, P., Kravchuk, O., Bhandari, B. & Prakash, S. (2017). Effect of different hydrocolloids on texture, rheology, tribology and sensory perception of texture and mouthfeel of low-fat pot-set yoghurt. Food Hydrocolloids, 72, 90-104.
|2017||Petrovic, T., Perera, D., Cozzolino, D., Kravchuk, O., Zanker, T., Bennett, J. & Scott, E. (2017). Feasibility of discriminating powdery mildew-affected grape berries at harvest using mid-infrared attenuated total reflection spectroscopy and fatty acid profiling. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 23, 3, 1-11.
|2017||Gunness, N., Michiels, J., De Smet, S., Vanhaecke, L., Kravchuk, O., Van de Meene, A. & Gidley, M. (2017). Oat β -glucan lowers blood cholesterol by restricting its intestinal absorption and decreasing bile acids levels. Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism, 8, 80-80.
|2016||Radrizzani, A., Shelton, H., Kravchuk, O. & Dalzell, S. (2016). Survey of long-term productivity and nutritional status of Leucaena leucocephala-grass pastures in subtropical Queensland. Animal Production Science, 56, 12, 2064-2073.
|2016||Gunness, P., Williams, B., Gerrits, W., Bird, A., Kravchuk, O. & Gidley, M. (2016). Circulating triglycerides and bile acids are reduced by a soluble wheat arabinoxylan via modulation of bile concentration and lipid digestion rates in a pig model. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 60, 3, 642-651.
|2016||Higginson, E., Lloyd, N., Kravchuk, O., Ford, C. & Thomas, M. (2016). A high-throughput UHPLC MS/MS method for evaluation of tartaric and malic acid concentration in individual grapevine berries. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 22, 1, 16-23.
|2016||Gunness, P., Michiels, J., Vanhaecke, L., De Smet, S., Kravchuk, O., Van De Meene, A. & Gidley, M. (2016). Reduction in circulating bile acid and restricted diffusion across the intestinal epithelium are associated with a decrease in blood cholesterol in the presence of oat β-glucan. FASEB Journal, 30, 12, 4227-4238.
|2015||Prakash, S., Kravchuk, O. & Deeth, H. (2015). Influence of pre-heat temperature, pre-heat holding time and high-heat temperature on fouling of reconstituted skim milk during UHT processing. Journal of Food Engineering, 153, 45-52.
|2015||Nuberg, I. K., Gunn, B., Tavune, M., Sumareke, A. & Kravchuk, O. (2015). Evaluation of short-rotation coppicing fuelwood production systems for Papua New Guinea. Biomass and Bioenergy, 78, 126-139.
|2015||Fang, Y., Kravchuk, O. & Taylor, D. (2015). Chemical changes in grape stem and their relationship to stem color throughout berry ripening in Vitis vinifera L. cv Shiraz. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 63, 4, 1242-1250.
|2014||Loveys, B., Kaiser, B., McDonald, G., Kravchuk, O., Gilliham, M., Tyerman, S. & Able, A. (2014). The development of student research skills in second year plant biology. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22, 3, 15-25.|
|2013||Kravchuk, O. & Stokes, J. (2013). Review of algorithms for estimating the gap error correction in narrow gap parallel plate rheology. Journal of Rheology, 57, 2, 365-375.
|2012||Hickey, L., Wilkinson, P., Knight, C., Godwin, I., Kravchuk, O., Aitken, E. ... Dieters, M. (2012). Rapid phenotyping for adult-plant resistance to stripe rust in wheat. Plant Breeding, 131, 1, 54-61.
|2012||Kravchuk, O. & Pollett, P. (2012). Hodges-Lehmann scale estimator for Cauchy distribution. Communications in Statistics-theory and Methods, 41, 20, 3621-3632.
|2011||Hoyle, G., Kravchuk, O., Daws, M., Adkins, S. & Steadman, K. (2011). Replicated verses un-replicated factorial experiments for preliminary investigation of seed germination and dormancy: alternative approaches using fewer seeds. Seed Science and Technology, 39, 1, 93-111.
|2011||Fyfe, K., Kravchuk, O., Le, T., Deeth, H., Nguyen, A. & Bhandari, B. (2011). Storage induced changes to high protein powders: Influence on surface properties and solubility. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 91, 14, 2566-2575.
|2011||Wang, X., Kravchuk, O., Winterford, C. & Kimble, R. (2011). The correlation of in vivo burn scar contraction with the level of a-smooth muscle actin expression. Burns, 37, 8, 1367-1377.
|2011||Fyfe, K., Kravchuk, O., Nguyen, A., Deeth, H. & Bhandari, B. (2011). Influence of dryer type on surface characteristics of milk powder. Drying Technology, 29, 7, 758-769.
|2010||Wang, X., Cuttle, L., Mill, J., Kempf, M., Hung, B., Kravchuk, O. & Kimble, R. (2010). BURN WOUND HEALING AND SCAR FORMATION IN PRE-CLINICAL AND CLINICAL CONTEXTS. WOUND REPAIR AND REGENERATION, 18, 4, A75-A75.|
|2010||Prakash, S., Huppertz, T., Kravchuk, O. & Deeth, H. (2010). Ultra-high temperature processing of chocolate flavoured milk. Journal of Food Engineering, 96, 2, 179-184.
|2010||Hickey, L., Dieters, M., DeLacy, I., Christopher, M., Kravchuk, O. & Banks, P. (2010). Screening for grain dormancy in segregating generations of dormant X non-dormant crosses in white-grained wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Euphytica, 172, 2, 183-195.
|2010||Cuttle, L., Kempf, M., Liu, P., Kravchuk, O. & Kimble, R. (2010). The optimal duration and delay of first aid treatment for deep partial thickness burn injuries. Burns, 36, 5, 673-679.
|2010||Charters, R., Lester, R., Buckworth, R., Newman, S., Ovenden, J., Broderick, D. ... Welch, D. (2010). The stock structure of grey mackerel Scomberomorus semifasciatus in Australia as inferred from its parasite fauna. Fisheries Research, 101, 1-2, 94-99.
|2010||Wang, X., Mill, J., Kravchuk, O. & Kimble, R. (2010). Ultrasound assessed thickness of burn scars in association with laser Doppler imaging determined depth of burns in paediatric patients. Burns, 36, 8, 1254-1262.
|2010||Grof, C., Campbell, J., Kravchuk, O., Lambrides, C. & Albertson, P. (2010). Temperature effect on carbon partitioning in two commercial cultivars of sugarcane. Functional Plant Biology, 37, 4, 334-341.
|2010||Prakash, S., Huppertz, T., Kravchuk, O. & Deeth, H. (2010). Ultra-high-temperature processing of chocolate flavoured milk. JOURNAL OF FOOD ENGINEERING, 96, 2, 179-184.
|2010||Radrizzani, A., Dalzell, S., Kravchuk, O. & Shelton, H. (2010). A grazier survey of the long-term productivity of leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala)-grass pastures in Queensland. Animal Production Science, 50, 2, 105-113.
|2010||Wang, X., Kravchuk, O. & Kimble, R. (2010). A retrospective review of burn dressings on a porcine burn model. Burns, 36, 5, 680-687.
|2009||Goh, J., Kravchuk, O. & Deeth, H. (2009). Comparison of mechanical agitation, steam injection and air bubbling for foaming milk of different types. Milchwissenschaft-Milk Science International, 64, 2, 121-124.|
|2009||Bah, A., Kravchuk, O. & Kirchhof, G. (2009). Fitting performance of particle-size distribution models on data derived by conventional and laser diffraction techniques. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 73, 4, 1101-1107.
|2009||Mill, J., Cuttle, L., Harkin, D., Kravchuk, O. & Kimble, R. (2009). Laser Doppler imaging in a paediatric burns population. Burns, 35, 6, 824-831.
|2009||Cuttle, L., Kempf, M., Liu, P. -. Y., Kravchuk, O., Wang, X. -. Q., McMillan, J. R. & Kimble, R. M. (2009). FIRST AID FOR BURN INJURIES - BEST TREATMENT AND MECHANISM OF ACTION. WOUND REPAIR AND REGENERATION, 17, 4, A55-A55.|
|2009||Hickey, L., Dieters, M., DeLacy, I., Kravchuk, O., Mares, D. & Banks, P. (2009). Grain dormancy in fixed lines of white-grained wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grown under controlled environmental conditions. Euphytica, 168, 3, 303-310.
|2009||Cuttle, L., Kravchuk, O., Wallis, B. & Kimble, R. (2009). An audit of first aid treatment of paediatric burns patients and their clinical outcome. Journal of Burn Care Research, 30, 6, 1028-1034.
|2009||Gidley, M., Kravchuk, O., Nottingham, S., D'arcy, B. & Gidley, M. (2009). Sensory analysis of individual strawberry fruit and comparison with instrumental analysis. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 52, 2, 164-172.
|2009||Wang, X., Liu, P., Kempf, M., Cuttle, L., Chang, H., Wong, M. ... Kimble, R. (2009). Burn healing is dependent on burn site: a quantitative analysis from a porcine burn model. Burns, 35, 2, 264-269.
|2009||Bah, A., Kravchuk, O. & Kirchhof, G. (2009). Sensitivity of drainage to rainfall, vegetation and soil characteristics. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 68, 1, 1-8.
|2009||Wang, X., Kempf, M., Mott, J., Chang, H., Francis, R., Liu, P. ... Kimble, R. (2009). Silver absorption on burns after application of Acticoat™: data from pediatric patients and a porcine burn model. Journal of Burn Care Research, 30, 2, 341-349.
|2009||Wang, X., Chang, H., Francis, R., Olszowy, H., Liu, P., Kempf, M. ... Kimble, R. (2009). Silver deposits in cutaneous burn scar tissue is a common phenomenon following application of a silver dressing. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 36, 7, 788-792.
|2009||Wang, X., Kravchuk, O., Liu, P., Kempf, M., Boogaard, C., Lau, P. ... Kimble, R. (2009). The evaluation of a clinical scar scale for porcine burn scars. Burns, 35, 4, 538-546.
|2008||Upton, Z., Cuttle, L., Noble, A., Kempf, M., Topping, G., Malda, J. ... Kimble, R. (2008). Vitronectin: growth factor complexes hold potential as a wound therapy approach. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 128, 6, 1535-1544.
|2008||Cuttle, L., Kempf, M., Kravchuk, O., Phillips, G., Mill, J., Wang, X. & Kimble, R. (2008). The optimal temperature of first aid treatment for partial thickness burn injuries. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 16, 5, 626-634.
|2008||Cuttle, L., Kempf, M., Kravchuk, O., George, N., Liu, P., Chang, H. ... Kimble, R. (2008). The efficacy of Aloe vera, tea tree oil and saliva as first aid treatment for partial thickness burn injuries. Burns, 34, 8, 1176-1182.
|2008||Wang, X., Kempf, M., Liu, P., Cuttle, L., Chang, H., Kravchuk, O. ... Kimble, R. (2008). Conservative surgical debridement as a burn treatment: supporting evidence from a porcine burn model. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 16, 6, 774-783.
|2008||Kravchuk, O. & Hu, J. (2008). Tail-adaptive Location Rank Test for the Generalized Secant Hyperbolic Distribution. Communications in Statistics-simulation and Computation, 37, 6, 1052-1063.
|2008||Cuttle, L., Kempf, M., Kravchuk, O., Liu, A. P. -. Y., Mill, J., Wang, X. -. Q. & Kimble, R. (2008). First aid treatment of deep dermal partial thickness burn injuries. WOUND REPAIR AND REGENERATION, 16, 4, A63-A63.|
|2008||Hoang, N., Landolfi, A., Kravchuk, A., Girard, E., Peate, J., Hernandez, J. ... Castignolles, P. (2008). Toward a full characterization of native starch: separation and detection by size-exclusion chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 1205, 1-2, 60-70.
|2007||Cheng, L., Moor, S., Kravchuk, O., Meyers, I. & Ho, C. (2007). Bacteria and salivary profile of adolescents with and without cleft lip and/or palate undergoing orthodontic treatment. Australian Dental Journal, 52, 4, 315-321.
|2007||Ling, K., Ho, C., Kravchuk, O. & Olive, R. (2007). Comparison of surgical and non-surgical methods of treating palatally impacted canines. I - Periodontal and pulpal outcomes. Australian Orthodontic Journal, 23, 1, 1-7.|
|2007||Ling, K., Ho, C., Kravchuk, O. & Olive, R. (2007). Comparison of surgical and non-surgical methods of treating palatally impacted canines. II - Aesthetic outcomes. Australian Orthodontic Journal, 23, 1, 8-15.|
|2006||Sirisaowaluk, N., Kravchuk, O. & Ho, C. (2006). The influence of ligation on frictional resistance to sliding during repeated displacement. Australian Orthodontic Journal, 22, 2, 141-146.|
|2006||Kravchuk, O. (2006). R-estimatorof location of the generalized secant hyperbolic distribution. Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation, 35, 1, -.|
|2006||Kravchuk, O. (2006). R-Estimator of location of the generalized secant hyperbolic distribution. Communications in Statistics-simulation and Computation, 35, 1, 1-18.
|2005||Kravchuk, O., Elliott, A. & Bhandari, B. (2005). A simple laboratory experiment based on the Maillard reaction conducted as a project in Introductory Statistics. Journal of Food Science, 4, 4, 70-76.|
|2005||Kravchuk, O. (2005). Rank test of location optimal for hyperbolic secant distribution. Communications in Statistics-theory and Methods, 34, 7, 1617-1630.
|2003||Boland, J., Kravchuk, O., Saman, W. & Kilsby, R. (2003). Estimation of the thermal sensitivity of a dwelling to variations in architectural and behavioural parameters. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 8, 2, 101-113.
|2012||Kravchuk, O., Torley, P. & Stokes, J. R. (2012). Food texture is only partly rheology. In B. Bhandari & Y. Roos (Eds.), Food Materials Science and Engineering (pp. 349-372). United Kingdom: Blackwell Publishers Inc.
|2002||Kravchuk, O., Pullan, W. & Sattar, A. (2002). An investigation of variable relationship in 3-SAT problems. In B. McKay (Ed.), AI 2002: Advances in Artificial Intellegence (pp. 579-590). Springer-Verlag.|
|2014||Kravchuk, O. & Rutley, D. (2014). Engaging entry level researchers in agriculture in statistical communication and collaboration: Why? and how?.
|2014||Kravchuk, O. & Rutley, D. (2014). Topics from Australian Conferences on Teaching Statistics. M. A. M. A. B. P. Helen MacGillivray (Ed.)|
|2007||Radrizzani, A., Shelton, H., Dalzell, S. & Kravchuk, O. (2007). A survey of graziers' perceptions of long-term productivity of leucaena pastures in Queensland. 7th Australian Tropical Pastures Conference. Dalby, AUSTRALIA.|
|2006||Kravchuk, O.; (2006); Trigonometric scores rank procedures with applications to long-tailed distributions;|
2016 - 2021, Statistics for the Australian Grains Industry, Southern Region (SAGI-STH), project leader, $5M, GRDC and SARDI
Current and completed projects, in which I am a single Chief investigator (CI)
2014, GRDC Sponsorship for AASC’14, $7K
2013, SEB metrics statistical analysis, DEWNR, SA, $15K
2011 – 2014, Statistics Capacity Building, GRDC, $187K
2010, Sensory and physical evaluation of the texture of non-fermented milk beverages with dispersed soft-gel micro particles, UQ ECR, $22K
2008, Advanced data analysis and interpretation in adaptive research: training workshop in PNG, ACIAR , $4K
2008, Biometrical services for a pork chilling trial, APL, $11K
2006, Adaptive statistical methods for the analysis of empirical distributions of images of bacteria colonies, UQ, $10K
Current and completed projects, in which I am a CI
2013 – 2015, Objective measures for powdery mildew, GWRDC ($512K, 5%)
2010 – 2013, Sensory – Texture – Rheology, Research capabilities building for Dairy Industry, DIAL&UQ ($305K, CIs: Deeth, Sharma, Kravchuk)
2010 Strengthening the food biometrials testing facility, UQ MEI ($63K, CIs: Bhandari, Stokes, Sharma, Kravchuk, Prakash)
2008 – 2011, Enhancing on-farm income through improved silvicultural management of teak in Laos PDR, ACIAR ($1,166K, 10%)
2008 – 2009, Research design, data analysis and interpretation in adaptive research projects, ACIAR ($66K, CIs: Huang, Kravchuk)
2007 – 2008, Design and analysis of agricultural experiments and interpretation of experimental findings – training program, ACIAR ($78K, CIs: Huang, Kravchuk)
Academic courses taught and coordinated:
University of Adelaide, 2011 - current
Special topics in Statistics (Nonparametrics), Research Methodology in Agricultural Sciences, Biometrics module in Foundations in Plant Biotechnology
University of Queensland 2003 - 2011
Introductory Statistics, Research Methodology in Biophysical Sciences, Food Sensory, Experimental Design, Advanced Biometry (generalized linear models), Special topics in Biometry
Griffith University, 2000 - 2003
Software development, Data management, Discrete Mathematics
Student research projects, principal supervision:
Mr Chris De-Ieso, 2017 - current, PhD (Horticulture), UA
Big data in Australian Horticulture
Kiki Fibrianto, 2010 – awarded 2014, PhD (Food Sensory), UQ
Contribution of anhydrous milk fat to oral processing and sensory perception of liquid milks
Isabel Munoz Santa, 2012 – awarded 2014, MSc (Biometry), UofA
Mixture model analysis of nitrogen use efficiency indices
Margaret Carr, 2006 – awarded 2011, MSc (Biometry, PT), UQ
Statistical models in a heifer management study: testing effects on plasma progesterone in Bos indicus cross cattle
Student research projects, associate supervision:
Shu Hwa Ong, 2009 – 2012, PhD (Food Nutrition)
Nutritional status and eating behaviours of children with Asperger syndrome
Kim Fyfe, 2007 – 2010, PhD (Food Technology)
Surface characterisation of dairy powder particles
Dan Pagendam, 2007 – 2010, PhD (Statistics)
Experimental design and inference for population models
|2012 - ongoing||Board Member||Australasian GenStat Users Association||Australia|
|2007 - ongoing||Member||International Biometrics Society||Australia|
|2006 - ongoing||Member||Statistical Society of Australia Inc||Australia|