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Welcome to the WA Branch of the SSA

The Western Australian Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia Inc (SSA WA Branch) is the umbrella group for all statisticians practising in WA and all non-statisticians with an interest in statistics who are based in WA. The SSA WA Branch is governed by its Rules. The SSA WA Branch implements within the state the overall objectives of the SSA nationally. These are:

  • To further the study and application of statistical theory and methods in all branches of learning and enterprise
  • To be of assistance to members in the practice of their profession

We endeavour to achieve these objectives through:

  • Professional development activities for members
  • Fostering the training of young statisticians
  • Encouraging communication amongst members by the holding of monthly meetings

We hold monthly meetings (usually the second Tuesday of each month), which include seminars by invited speakers who are involved with the practise of statistics either locally, nationally or internationally. We also occasionally run courses and workshops on a range of statistics topics. Notice of local events is done primarily through the branch mailing list; additionally these can be found within the society's Events listing.

Every second year the Branch appoints a Frank Hansford-Miller Fellow who is invited to deliver a lecture to the Branch.

The Branch also supports and runs events for WA-based undergraduate and postgraduate students who are studying or have an interest in statistics, and for WA-based statisticians of any age in their first five years of practising statistics. This includes a scholarship for one or two outstanding WA-based students studying honours in statistics distributed through our branch mailing list early in the year. Contact the branch Secretary for further details.

The Early Career and Student Statisticians Section also has a representative on Branch Council, provides speakers for the May monthly meeting of the SSA WA Branch, and occasionally runs conferences and social events for its members. WA Young Statisticians has a Facebook group.

Members of the SSA WA Branch have the opportunity to participate in branch activities, such as those mentioned above. They also receive the SSA’s journal (the Australian Journal of Statistics, published four times per year) and the SSA newsletter (published three times per year). If you are interested in joining the SSA, joining the SSA WA Branch mailing list, or have comments, email the branch Secretary.

Visitors are welcome at all regular meetings. We look forward to welcoming you to our next meeting.

Council 2023-24

President Nicola Armstrong Curtin University
Vice-President John Henstridge Data Analysis Australia
Treasurer Berwin Turlach

The University of Western Australia

Shih Ching Fu Curtin University
Councillor & ECSSN RepresentativeLucy Conran

The University of Western Australia

Councillor & Membership Officer Fiona Scarff
Murdoch University
Councillor Michael Dymock
Telethon Kids Institute

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