Dr Mark Griffin

Adjunct Fellow

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
0448 176926


Dr Mark Griffin's research uses quantitative and qualitative research methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of social services. The core of this research can be described by five main projects:

  • Queensland Ambulance Service - Mark leads a research group conducting analysis of incident reports collated by the Queensland Ambulance Service. The QAS visits approximately 700,000 incidents per year where QAS staff complete a report detailing each incident. This project involves text analytics, market segmentation, and spatial mapping (GIS) (2017 to present).
  • Access to health services by International and Indigenous students – There is considerable strain experienced by any population as they move from one socio-cultural context to another. International and Indigenous students at the University of Queensland may experience barriers to accessing health services if these services at UQ are conducted in a very different manner to health services they have previously utilized. This project involves interviews with International students who have come to Australia for their studies, Australian students who travel overseas for their studies, and Indigenous students at UQ (2015 to present).
  • The health and wellbeing of parents in the workforce – Almost everyone in the workforce experiences some difficulties managing an appropriate work/life balance. Parents in the workforce experience additional strain as they manage their work commitments, family commitments, and time for their own personal wellbeing. Research to explore this involves survey and scale development, statistical analysis, and interviews with parents and children.
  • Household Electricity Usage across Australia - Mark leads a research group exploring the variation in household electricity usage across Australia as a function of geographic location, family structure and lifestyle, and other key demographic variables. This work is being conducted using the HILDA (Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia) survey, where HILDA has followed approximately 14,000 individuals each year since 2001 to the present. This project involves regression and mixed effects analysis, market segmentation, scale development, and spatial mapping (GIS) (2017 to present).
  • Online Sample Size Calculator - Mark leads a research group creating an online sample size calculator in R. This software will be used by managers of medical trials who wish to know how many patients to enrol in their trials. This work is being conducted in partnership with research collaborators at Harvard University. This project uses R for developing a web interface and for the mathematical equations involved (2017 to present).


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Engineering, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Rose, Stephen, Janke, Andrew, Griffin, Mark, Finnigan, Simon and Chalk, Jonathan (2005). Improved prediction of final infarct volume using bolus delay-corrected perfusion-weighted MRI: Implications for the ischemic penumbra. In: Internal Medicine Journal. Abstracts presented at the 2004 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia. 2004 Stroke Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart, Australia, (A4-A4). 13-15 October, 2004. doi:10.1111/j.1444-0903.2005.abstract_352.x

  • Finnigan, Simon, Rose, Stephen, Walsh, Michael, Griffin, Mark, Janke, Andrew, McMahon, Katie, Gillies, Rowan, Pettigrew, Catharine, Semple, James and Chalk, Jonathan B. (2004). Acute quantitative EEG correlates with 30 day outcome from ischemic cortical stroke. In: Internal Medicine Journal. Abstracts presented at the 2003 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society oif Australasia. 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (A2-A2). 17-19 September 2003. doi:10.1111/%28ISSN%291445-5994

  • Hanson, Graeme R., Gates, Kevin E., Noble, Christopher J., Griffin, Mark, Mitchell, Anthony and Benson, Simon (2004). XSophe-Sophe-XeprView (R). A computer simulation software suite (v. 1.1.3) for the analysis of continuous wave EPR spectra. In: J. H. Dawson, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry: 11th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry. 11th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry, Cairns, Australia, (903-916). 19 - 23 July, 2003. doi:10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2004.02.003

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor