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Campbell Award Winner 2018



It is a measure of Dr Rachel Fewster’s all round excellence that her achievements to date address the multiple criteria for the Campbell Award.

On research, Dr Fewster has an exceptional and sustained body of work developing improved methodology for estimation of population size and for understanding population dynamics, especially those of endangered species and invasive species.

Rachel has received several teaching awards, including twice being a recipient of the National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (2003 and 2009).

Dr Fewster has been actively consulting with the NZ Department of Conservation and Regional Councils for many years, and she has developed software for citizen science, whereby individuals and community groups can directly see the value of statistics by actively participating in the collection (and analysis) of community trapping and monitoring data.





Worsley Early Career Research

Award Winner 2018


Dr. Rivera-Rodriguez focusses on two-phase sampling designs and the improvements these can provide in the analysis of medical data.

Claudia successfully speaks the language of both biostatistics and epidemiology, and her work represents strategies that are both powerful and practical.





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