Laura’s expertise is in quantitative analysis of large-scale linked datasets and predictive modelling. She focuses on the health, education and social sectors to support government in making sustainable, evidence-based decisions that benefit community.
Laura specialises in using data to understand how people interact with government services and explore ways of improving services for vulnerable people. This includes building interactive visualisations to help clients make ongoing use of analysis.
Her projects range from understanding the risk factors leading to cancer diagnoses to applying Taylor Fry’s pioneering investment approach modelling in lifetime valuations of welfare and housing in Australia and New Zealand.
Laura writes and presents on how data can shed light on issues affecting society, such as the trajectory of COVID-19.Laura’s Qualifications
- Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia
- Bachelor of Science Honours (Physics and Maths), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- PhD in Physics, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Areas of Expertise
Laura Dixie’s Areas of Expertise
Measure, model and identify opportunities for better policy and programs
Health and Disability
Make data-driven decisions to improve systems and services
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The socioeconomic gradient of health and COVID-19
We explore the relationship between socioeconomic status and pre-existing medical conditions in the context of COVID-19 in AustraliaRead Article