Louise is a RHD candidate under the supervision of Professor Michele Haynes and Dr. Peter Baker. Her doctoral thesis investigates the impact of violating assumptions of statistical models used to analyse relationships in longitudinal panel surveys. Prior to her PhD studies, Louise worked as a biostatistician at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research  Institute (QIMR Berghofer) where she was involved in a variety of collaborative research projects with scientists and clinicians from QIMR Berghofer and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

PhD topic:

Misspecification and flexible modelling of random effect distributions in logistic mixed effect models applied to panel survey data


  • Prof. Michele Haynes
  • Dr. Peter Baker
  • Research Interests
    • Statistical methodology
    • Applied statistics
    • Statistical methods for the analysis of longitudinal and clustered data
    • Biostatistics
  • Publications

    (Five selected recent publications)

    Marquart L, Baker M, O’Rourke P, McCarthy JS (2015) Evaluating the pharmacodynamics effect of antimalarial drugs in clinical trials by quantitative PCR. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 59(7), 4249-4259.

    Cummings MC, Marquart L, Pelecanos AM, Perkins G, Papadimos D, O'Rourke P, Ross JA (2015) Which are more correctly diagnosed: conventional Papanicolaou smears or Thinprep samples? A comparative study of 9 years of external quality-assurance testing. Cancer Cytopathology, 123(2), 108-116.

    Beesley VL, Rowlands IJ, Hayes SC, Janda M, O’Rourke P, Marquart L, Quinn MA, Spurdle AB, Obermair A, Brand A, Oehler MK, Leung Y, McQuire L, Webb PM (2015)  Incidence, risk factors and estimates of a woman's risk of developing secondary lower limb lymphedema and lymphedema-specific supportive care needs in women treated for endometrial cancer. Gynecologic Oncology, 136, 87-93.

    Green A, Marquart L, Clemens S, Harper C, O’Rourke P (2013) Sunburn in Queensland: still a burning issue. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(8): 431-434.

    Marquart L, Butterworth A, McCarthy JS, Gatton ML (2012) Modelling the dynamics of Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2 in human malaria to better understand malaria rapid diagnostic test performance. Malaria Journal, 11: 74.

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PhD Candidate - submitted

  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Economics (University of Queensland)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) (Queensland University of Technology)