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Professor Denny Meyer

Professor Statistics


Professor Denny Meyer is an applied statistician with particular interests in the areas of mental health and sport. She has worked in industry and as a statistical consultant throughout her career, in particular in the market research, concrete, mineral processing, mining and industrial diamond manufacturing industries.

Professor Meyer’s current research includes the evaluation of eTherapy interventions, risk assessment in areas such as sport and suicide, using a variety of modelling approaches (data mining, visualisation techniques, structural equation modelling, time series analysis and multi-level modelling).

She has co-authored two books: ‘Applied Research Design for Business and Management’ (Page and Meyer, 2000, McGrawHill) and ‘Business Statistics’ (Mimmack, Meyer and Manas, 2001, Prentice Hall), more than 150 research articles and several reports. Alongside undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, she also offers short statistics courses tailored to the needs of delegates and statistical consulting.

Her outreach and engagement areas are varied, with the following ongoing projects currently active:
a) Victorian Prostate Cancer Clinical Registry Analysis - The Design of Follow-up Plans
b) Blamey Saunders hears - Investigating the impact of hearing aid use and auditory training on cognition, mood and social interaction in older adults with hearing loss
c) Victorian Veterans and Veterans' Families Counselling Service - Evaluation of Online Video Counselling
d) Champion Data - Interpersonal predictors of sporting team performance
e) Guide Dogs Victoria - Optimising technology to measure functional vision, mobility and service outcomes for people with low vision or blindness
f) Virgin Pulse - Evaluation of the Global Challenge (GC), a workplace health and exercise program
g) Alison Hennessy Audiology - Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging to investigate the effects of hearing aid use on brain activity and cognitive function in older adults with sensorineural hearing loss
h) SiSU Wellness -  An Evaluation of the Impacts of Health Screening in the Context of an Online Health Platform and Mobile Health Check Stations
i) Epworth Healthcare - Prostate Bed Motion as defined by the Calypso Varian system

Research interests

Advanced Statistics and Big Data; Health research design; Psychological Measurement; Clinical Psychology; Data Visualisation; Housing and Urban Studies

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Statistical Modelling: Methods of interest to me includea) Time Series Modelsb) Multi-level Modllingc) Structural Equation Modelingd) Data Mininge) Text Miningf) Variable SelectionApplication areas of particular interesta) Mental Healthb) Leadershipc) Tennisd) Greyfields Redevelopment

Fields of Research

  • Applied Statistics - 010401
  • Business And Management - 150300
  • Psychology - 170100

Teaching areas

Advanced Statistics and Big Data


  • 2011, National, ALTC Citation, Swinburne University of Technology


Also published as: Meyer, Denny; Meyer, D.; Meyer, Denise; Meyer, Denny H.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2018: Factors affecting success on parole: A multi-level model of parolee outcomes *; Department of Justice, Corrective Services NSW
  • 2017: Investigating the impact of hearing aid use on brain activity *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2016: Evaluating the role of the ELSI flooring technology in Aged Care Homes *; BENETAS
  • 2016: Evaluation of e-counselling effectiveness in the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service *; Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service
  • 2016: Linked Data PolicyHub Stage II: Urban & Regional Planning & Communications *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2013: Use of online technology to promote self-management and recovery in people with psychosis (MIRF) *; Victorian Mental Illness Research Fund
  • 2012: Capacity Building to Accelerate SME Export Performance for Poverty Alleviation and Development *; Australian Agency for International Development
  • 2011: Evaluation of a Tailored Online Same-Sex Attracted Youth (SSAY) Focused Transdiagnostic Mental Health and Wellbeing Program *; beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence
  • 2011: Evaluation of ATM removal *; Victorian Department of Justice
  • 2008: Consuming the Urban Environment . A Study of the Factors that Influence Resource Use in Australian Cities *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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