Dr Louise Marquart-Wilson

Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 334 64687


Research Interests

  • Generalised linear mixed effects models
    Research focusing on the application, extension and evaluating statistical performance of generalised mixed effects models (GLMMs) within medical and public health applications. GLMMs are a flexible statistical methodology to account for hierarchical structure that are inherent in some datasets. GLMMs can be used for the analysis of longitudinal data, and can be utilised when there is additional hierarchical structure (i.e. repeated measures of people nested within clusters). There are four topics within this theme which include: 1. Investigating the impact of violating assumptions of GLMMs, 2. linear and non-linear mixed effects models for malaria parasite dynamics, 3. segmented mixed effects models, and 4. analysis of repeated measures patient reported outcome measures.


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours), Queensland University of Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Economics, The University of Queensland


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Eley, V. A., Chin, A., Sekar, R., Donovan, T., Krepska, A., Bell, S., Lawrence, M., McGrath, S., Robinson, A., Webb, L., van Zundert, A. and Marquart, L. (2018). Skin-to-epidural space distance in pregnancy: stronger association with body mass index than abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness. The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 7-11 May 2018. Australia: The Australian Society of Anaesthetists.

  • McGowan, Michael, McCosker, Kieren, Fordyce, Geoffry, Smith, Dave, Perkins, Nigel, O'Rourke, Peter, Barnes, Tamsin, Marquart, Louise, Menzies, Don, Newsome, Tom, Joyner, Di, Phillips, Nancy, Burns, Brian, Morton, John and Jephcott, Sandi (2014). Factors affecting the efficiency with which beef cows become pregnant after calving in Northern Australia. 28th World Buiatrics Congress, Cairns, QLD, Australia, 27 July - 1 August 2014.

  • Marquart, Louise, Haynes, Michele and Baker, Peter (2014). Impact of misspecified random effect distributions on models for panel survey data. IWSM 2014: 29th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, Gottingen, Germany, 14-18 July, 2014. Graz, Austria: Statistical Modelling Society.

  • McGowan, Michael R., McCosker, K. D., Fordyce, G., Smith, D. R., Perkins, N. R., O'Rourke, P. K., Barnes, T., Marquart, L., Menzies, D., Newsome, T., Joyner, D., Phillips, N., Burns, B. M., Morton, J. M. and Jephcott, J. (2013). Factors affecting performance of beef breeding herds: findings from the Cash Cow project. ACV 2013: Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2013 Conference, Darwin, NT, Australia, 26-28 June 2013. Eight Mile Plains, QLD, Australia: Australian Cattle Veterinarians.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision