Kevin Murray

Dr, BSc Liv., MSc LSHTM, PhD Syd.

  • The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley


  • 749 Citations
  • 15 h-Index

Personal profile


An experienced applied biostatistician working in the fields of population health, medicine and health sciences, with continued interaction and collaboration on a daily basis with researchers from WA's larger teaching hospitals along with involvement in numerous population based studies. I currently provide statistical services, advice and training in all areas of biostatistics and I am currently on the Supervisory team of 8 graduate research students. With 19 years statistical experience, during which time I have continually been an active statistical consultant to medical researchers, I has acquired extensive knowledge and expertise in clinical trials and epidemiological studies. The former of these expanding on my knowledge from previous work at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals UK, leading to my current involvement in numerous clinical trials in varying roles from primary statistician to member of the data safety monitoring board. My general statistical interests concern applications of statistics in medicine and health sciences and I have recently provided several statistical research articles and developed software packages in this area. Previous roles include Senior Lecturer in Statistics and Director of the UWA Centre for Applied Statistics, a group for which I continue to serve as a Senior Strategic Advisor.

Previous positions

Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Statistics UWA
Director, UWA Centre for Applied Statistics


biostatistical methodology; population health; constrained modelling; model selection.


  • Analytics
  • Applied statistics
  • Big data
  • Biometrics
  • Computational statistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Medical statistics
  • Model and variable selection
  • Statistical consulting

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Projects 2012 2019

Research Output 2004 2018

Arm morbidity of axillary dissection with sentinel node biopsy versus delayed axillary dissection

Ballal, H., Hunt, C., Bharat, C., Murray, K., Kamyab, R. & Saunders, C. 1 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : ANZ Journal of Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lymph Node Excision

Caffeine use in a Super Rugby game and its relationship to post-game sleep

Dunican, I. C., Higgins, C. C., Jones, M. J., Clarke, M. W., Murray, K., Dawson, B., Caldwell, J. A., Halson, S. L. & Eastwood, P. R. 13 Feb 2018 In : European Journal of Sport Science. 18, 4, p. 513-523 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Young Adult

Dynamic Bayesian forecasting of AFL match results using the Skellam distribution

Manderson, A. A., Murray, K. & Turlach, B. A. 1 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Model Validation
Modeling Language
Dynamic Model
2 Citations

Laboratory and home comparison of wrist-activity monitors and polysomnography in middle-aged adults

Dunican, I. C., Murray, K., Slater, J. A., Maddison, K. J., Jones, M. J., Dawson, B., Straker, L. M., Caldwell, J. A., Halson, S. L. & Eastwood, P. R. 1 Jan 2018 In : Sleep and Biological Rhythms. 16, 1, p. 85-97 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Equipment and Supplies


The Psychomotor Vigilance Test: A comparison of different test durations in elite athletes

Jones, M. J. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 14 Nov 2017


Listerlab/Tepid: 0.8

Stuart, T. J. (Creator), Murray, K. (Creator), Zenodo, 17 Nov 2016