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John PearsonResearch Associate Professor

MSc PhD(Auck)



  • 2008 - Biostatistical consultant with the Otago University, Christchurch.
  • 2006 - 2008 Statistical analyst then senior research statistician at Statistics New Zealand where I worked on economic surveys and strategic development
  • 2001 - 2006 Bioinformatics statistician then senior statistician at Vialactia Biosciences (NZ) Ltd, where I worked on animal studies, microarray analysis and design, experimental design, genetics
  • 1998 - 2001 Lecturer in statistics at the University of Auckland
  • Member of the New Zealand Statistics Association.

Research Interests

  • Microarrays
  • Genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Statistical Computing
  • Survey Methods


Prickett, T. C. R., Espiner, E. A., & Pearson, J. F. (2024). Association of natriuretic peptides and receptor activity with cardio-metabolic health at middle age. Scientific Reports, 14, 9919. doi: 10.1038/s41598-024-60677-4 Journal - Research Article

Waddell, O., Pearson, J., McCombie, A., Marshall, H., Purcell, R., Keenan, J., Glyn, T., & Frizelle, F. (2024). The incidence of early onset colorectal cancer in Aotearoa New Zealand: 2000–2020. BMC Cancer, 24, 456. doi: 10.1186/s12885-024-12122-y Journal - Research Article

McKean, N. E., McMurray, C., Handley, R. R., McLaughlan, C., Rudiger, S. R., Kelly, J., … Pearson, J., … Snell, R. G. (2023). Sheep models of Alzheimer's disease. Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. PSTR102.05/D70. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Pearson, J., Waddell, O., McCombie, A., Marshall, H., Purcell, R., Keenan, J., Glyn, T., & Frizelle, F. (2023, November-December). The incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer in Aotearoa: 2000-2020. Verbal presentation at the International Biometric Society Australasian Region (IBS-AR) and the Statistical Ecology and Environmental Monitoring (SEEM) Joint Conference, Waitangi, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Hock, B. D., Goddard, L., MacPherson, S. A., Strother, M., Gibbs, D., Pearson, J. F., & McKenzie, J. L. (2023). Levels and in vitro functional effects of circulating anti-hinge antibodies in melanoma patients receiving the immune checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab. PLoS ONE, 18(9), e0290793. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0290793 Journal - Research Article

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