Statistics are a powerful tool to interrogate complex social problems. But as society changes, the questions we seek to answer and the statistics we use to understand change must change too.

My Program focuses on methodological innovation. We find new and meaningful ways to increase the reliability of existing records, to create and link datasets, and to apply advanced statistical techniques for superior analyses.

ISSR Executive
 Professor in Social Statistics
Deputy Director ISSR (Research)

Professor Michele Haynes is a statistical methodologist with extensive experience working on contract research projects for government agencies, including the Australian Federal Police, Department of Social Services, the former Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), Tasmania Department of Health and Housing, Queensland Electoral Commission and CSIRO.

Michele has published extensively in the areas of statistics, sociology and health, and has a high level of expertise in social statistics, including the analysis and modelling of complex longitudinal and multilevel survey data.

In addition to her roles as ISSR’s Deputy Director (Research) and leader of the Research Methods and Social Statistics program, Michele has influenced methodological development through her roles as:

  • Executive Director for the Queensland node of the Australian Social Science Data Archive
  • Chair of the Social Statistics Section of the Statistical Society of Australia
  • Associate Editor for the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society – Series A (Statistics in Society)
  • Visiting scholar at the Centre for Multilevel Modelling, University of Bristol

Research Interests:

  • Development of methodology for the analysis of longitudinal and multilevel social data
  • Social and spatial drivers of employment transitions in Australia
  • Employment transitions of Australian women
  • Bayesian Estimation of Generalised Distributions with Application of Social Data
  • Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Longitudinal Social Survey Data
  • Generalised Linear Models for Multilevel Social Data

Full Profile: Prof Michele Haynes on uq Researcher

Staff Details

Phone: 
+61 7 3346 9690
Fax: 
+61 7 3346 9676
Position: 
  • Deputy Director ISSR (Research)
  • Program Leader, Research Methods & Social Statistics
  • Professor in Social Statistics
Personal assistant: 
Ms Dolores Element
Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor of Mathematics with Statistics, University of Newcastle, NSW
  • Master of Scientific Studies (MScSt), The University of Queensland, UQ
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mathematical Statistics, Queensland University of Technology, QUT