Ting’s role as Associate Dean Research is to support research across the Division of Sciences. She is available to assist with applications for research funding. Ting also represents the Division of Sciences on the University’s Research Committee and the Divisional Research Infrastructure Governance Group of the Division of Health Sciences.
Ting is a statistician. Her research field is multidisciplinary centering on the interface of statistics and geophysics. Her main focus has been on the development of advanced statistical models and their application to real-world problems in geosciences. Ting has developed statistical models for forecasting seismic tremors, which also made it possible to automatically classify the spatiotemporal migration patterns of seismic tremors. Using her research findings from tremor analysis, Ting is now aiming to develop models to forecast slow slip events that sometimes precede great megathrust earthquakes. Ting developed statistical methods for studying long-term seismic activity, for earthquake forecasting using GPS measurements of ground deformation, and for forecasting volcanic eruptions especially when the observed records have missing data. Ting is also interested in applying statistics in other research fields.
Kate has been a Research Advisor in the Division of Sciences since September 2005. Kate provides advice to academic staff regarding the development of research funding applications and the management of the subsequent research contracts.
Kate is responsible for Chemistry, Centre for Materials Science and Technology, Computer Science, Food Science, Human Nutrition, Mathematics & Statistics, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Sciences, Physics, and Psychology.
Melanie joined the Sciences Division as a Research Advisor in July 2017. She provides advice to academic staff regarding the development of research funding applications and the management of the subsequent research contracts. Melanie is responsible for Botany, Geology, Marine Science, Surveying and Zoology.
Previously, Melanie worked in the USA and New Zealand as an academic research librarian since receiving her MA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) in 1999.
The Division of Sciences has a Research Strategy Group which meets on a regular basis. The group aims to break down the barriers between research disciplines, improving support and communication for Researchers, sharing best practice and improving the research culture within the Division. If you wish to contact the group please do so via Kate and Melanie.