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Dr Chris Brien 

Position: Adjunct Senior Lecturer Dr Chris Brien
Division/Portfolio: Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment
School/Unit: School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences
Campus: Mawson Lakes Campus
Office: OC1-44
Telephone: +61 8 830 25535
Fax: +61 8 830 25785
Email: Chris_dot_Brien_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Chris.Brien

Other Contacts

Personal Assistant: +61 8 8302 3530

Click here for the Multitiered experiments web site.

Welcome to my home page.
My main research interest is the design and analysis of experiments, particularly the class of experiments that I have termed multitiered. I am also interested in the formulation of mixed models for the analysis of designed experiments, including the analysis of longitudinal experiments I originally graduated from the University of Sydney with an agricultural science degree majoring in Biometry. I started my professional life as a consulting Biometrician with what was then the CSIRO Division of Horticultural Research, designing and analyzing viticultural, sensory and other laboratory experiments. After 6 years with CSIRO I went to Roseworthy Agricultural College for a 10 year stint as a lecturer/consultant in statistics for agriculture, natural resources and oenology. During this time I completed a M.Ag.Sc. and began a PhD, both majoring in Biometry at the University of Adelaide. My last move was in 1988 to the Institute of Technology, one of the institutions that in 1991 became the University of South Australia. Here I was a Senior Lecturer in Statistics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics and I lectured/consulted in statistics in areas such as business, engineering, environmental sciences, library studies, physiotherapy and computer science. In February 2006 I, and my colleague Prof. Rosemary Bailey from Queen Mary University of London, presented a read paper entitled Multiple randomizations to the prestigious Royal Statistical Society in London. I retired from the University of South Australia in November 2009, but I am continuing my research and consulting as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Phenomics and Bioinformatics Research Centre. In addition to continuing my work on multitiered experiments, I am currently working on the design and analysis of greenhouse experiments and have published a paper in this area.

top Curriculum Vitae (in a pdf file)


BScAgr Syd., MAgrSc, PhD Adel.

Research interests

Research publications

Click here for a list (with links to most of them)

Slides for talks

Research Degree Supervisor

Interest is in experimental design and mixed model analysis, particularly in the context of a multitiered experiments.

Dr T. T. Tran recently completed her PhD, entitled "The design and analysis of incubator and greenhouse experiments for evaluating native species", under my supervision.

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