National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia

The National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) is committed to developing and applying innovative statistical methods to important problems. It undertakes a range of fundamental and contract research, major consulting projects, and professional education in statistical methodology. A number of research centres and a consulting centre are contained within NIASRA.

NIASRA’s research in applied statistics and data science is focused on Biometry and Bioinformatics, Environmental Informatics, Sample Survey Methodology, Health and Social Analytics, and Statistical Consulting. The Director of NIASRA is Professor Marijka Batterham. 

Our aim is to provide leading-edge research and consulting capacity in applied statistics for Australia and our region through the skills and activities of our staff and research students. We collaborate extensively with researchers and professionals.


Upcoming events

School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics presents:

2021 Statistical Science Lecture

Register in advance with Karin Karr (

who will advise on attendance options closer to the date


Scott L. Zeger

John C. Malone Professor of Biostatistics and Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA. 

Date: Wednesday 3 November 2021
Time: 10.45am for 11am
Venue: UOW Building 43, Room G01. Also, delivery by Zoom

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Contact NIASRA


Professor Marijka Batterham
Phone: 02 4221 8190

Administrative assistant

Amie Simmons
Phone: 4221 5821

Postal address

National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia
University of Wollongong NSW 2522

Physical address

NIASRA Administration Office
Room 263, Level 2, Building 39C (western entrance)

NIASRA is located near the P8 car park. Please contact NIASRA to arrange a parking voucher.

Parking at UOW 



02 4221 4998