Dr Radoslaw Panczak

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 336 53535


I am a geographer turned epidemiologist who embarked on a career in data science. I enjoy team-driven cross-disciplinary work as well as tackling problems with spatial components. I am a strong advocate of teaching and implementing reproducible methods in science.

Among many other projects, I developed a neighbourhood index of socioeconomic position, contributed to work on tracking activity of eosinophilic esophagitis and worked on the epidemiology of violent deaths.

Currently, I am involved in a project estimating temporary populations in Australia which aims to bridge together traditional types of population data such as censuses and surveys with non-traditional sources.

I am also invovled in the Australia & New Zealand Open Research Network (ANZORN) initiative where I am part of the steering comitee and lead of the Brisbane chapter of the network.

Research Interests

  • Temporary populations
  • Spatial analysis
  • Reproducible research


  • Bachelor of Geography, University of Wroclaw
  • Master of Socio-economic Geography, University of Wroclaw
  • Postgrad Diploma Geographic Information Systems, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Master of Science in Information Management, City University
  • PhD in Health Sciences (Epidemiology), University of Bern


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  • Hermanussen, M., Meitinger, T., Veldhuis, J. D., Low, M. J., Pfaeffle, R., Staub, K., Panczak, R., Groth, D., Brabec, M., von Salisch, M., Loh, C. P. A., Tassenaar, V, Scheffler, C., Mumm, R., Godina, E., Lehmann, A., Tutkuviene, J., Gervickaite, S., Nierop, A. F. M., Holmgren, A., Assmann, C., van Buuren, S., Koziel, S., Zadzinska, E., Varela-Silva, I, Vignerova, J., Salama, E., El-Shabrawi, M., Huijic, A., Satake, T. and Bogin, B. (2014). Adolescent growth: Genes, hormones and the peer group. Proceedings of the 20th Aschauer Soiree, held at Gkicksburg castle, Germany, 15th to 17th November 2013. In: Proceedings of the 20th Aschauer Soiree. 20th Aschauer Soiree, Gkicksburg castle, Germany, (341-353). 15-17 November 2013.