Careers - Mellissa Dobbie

Having enjoyed maths at school, I decided to study statistics and pure maths together with computer science and German at The University of Queensland. I graduated in 1993 with an honours degree in statistics.

Since then I have worked as a statistician. At present I am working in the Biometrics Unit at CSIRO. My main role is to consult with scientists and help them design and analyse experiments. One of my present projects involves studying the prevalence of viral antibodies in mice on the Darling Downs.

I enjoy working for CSIRO. It is interesting and challenging and I can apply the knowledge and skill acquired at university to real life.

Updated: 18 Sep 2007