Dr Gordana Popovic
Senior Lecturer

Dr Gordana Popovic

Research & Enterprise
Statistical Consulting Unit

I am a statistical consultant with Stats Central. I like to help applied researchers with stats by developing methods & code (mostly for ecology), consulting, colaborating & teaching.  

(02) 9385 3422
Red Centre
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Kang EY; Weir A; Meagher NS; Farrington K; Nelson GS; Ghatage P; Lee CH; Riggan MJ; Bolithon A; Popovic G; Leung B; Tang K; Lambie N; Millstein J; Alsop J; Anglesio MS; Ataseven B; Barlow E; Beckmann MW; Berger J; Bisinotto C; Bösmüller H; Boros J; Brand AH; Brooks-Wilson A; Brucker SY; Carney ME; Casablanca Y; Cazorla-Jiménez A; Cohen PA; Conrads TP; Cook LS; Coulson P; Courtney-Brooks M; Cramer DW; Crowe P; Cunningham JM; Cybulski C; Darcy KM; El-Bahrawy MA; Elishaev E; Erber R; Farrell R; Fereday S; Fischer A; García MJ; Gayther SA; Gentry-Maharaj A; Gilks CB; Grube M; Harnett PR; Harrington SP; Harter P; Hartmann A; Hecht JL; Heikaus S; Hein A; Heitz F; Hendley J; Hernandez BY; Polo SH; Heublein S; Hirasawa A; Høgdall E; Høgdall CK; Horlings HM; Huntsman DG; Huzarski T; Jewell A; Jimenez-Linan M; Jones ME; Kaufmann SH; Kennedy CJ; Khabele D; Kommoss FKF; Kruitwagen RFPM; Lambrechts D; Le ND; Lener M; Lester J; Leung Y; Linder A; Loverix L; Lubiński J; Madan R; Maxwell GL; Modugno F; Neuhausen SL; Olawaiye A; Olbrecht S; Orsulic S; Palacios J; Pearce CL; Pike MC; Quinn CM; Mohan GR; Rodríguez-Antona C; Ruebner M; Ryan A; Salfinger SG, 2023, 'CCNE1 and survival of patients with tubo-ovarian high-grade serous carcinoma: An Ovarian Tumor Tissue Analysis consortium study', Cancer, 129, pp. 697 - 713, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cncr.34582
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'A novel experimental investigation of online imagery rescripting for obsessive-compulsive prospective imagery', Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 37, pp. 100799 - 100799, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocrd.2023.100799
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Effects of hydrological change in fire-prone wetland vegetation: An empirical simulation', Journal of Ecology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.14078
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Fast, Approximate Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Log-Gaussian Cox Processes', Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10618600.2023.2182311
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'How many sites? Methods to assist design decisions when collecting multivariate data in ecology', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.14094
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Fast model-based ordination with copulas', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 13, pp. 194 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13733
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Longitudinal Characterization of Phagocytic and Neutralization Functions of Anti-Spike Antibodies in Plasma of Patients after Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection', Journal of Immunology, 209, pp. 1499 - 1512, http://dx.doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.2200272
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'MCM3 is a novel proliferation marker associated with longer survival for patients with tubo-ovarian high-grade serous carcinoma', Virchows Archiv, 480, pp. 855 - 871, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00428-021-03232-0
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Monitoring vital signs: Wetland vegetation responses to hydrological resources in the Macquarie Marshes NSW, Australia', Austral Ecology, 47, pp. 1296 - 1314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.13215
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Born to Be Wild: Evaluating the Zoo-Based Regent Honeyeater Breed for Release Program to Optimise Individual Success and Conservation Outcomes in the Wild', Frontiers in Conservation Science, 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fcosc.2021.669563
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Fast model-based ordination with copulas', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.03.28.437086
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Persistent effects of underground longwall coal mining on freshwater wetland hydrology', Science of the Total Environment, 772, pp. 144772 - 144772, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144772
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Serum concentrations of estriol vary widely after application of vaginal oestriol cream', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 87, pp. 2354 - 2360, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.14635
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Determinants of cognitive performance and decline in 20 diverse ethno-regional groups: A COSMIC collaboration cohort study', PLOS Medicine, 16, pp. e1002853 - e1002853, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002853
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Untangling direct species associations from indirect mediator species effects with graphical models', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 10, pp. 1571 - 1583, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13247
    Journal articles | 2018
    Brodaty H; Aerts L; Harrison F; Jessop T; Cations M; Chenoweth L; Shell A; Popovic GC; Heffernan M; Hilmer S; Sachdev PS; Draper B, 2018, 'Antipsychotic Deprescription for Older Adults in Long-term Care: The HALT Study', Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 19, pp. 592 - 600.e7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2018.05.002
    Journal articles | 2018
    Popovic GC; Hui FK C; Warton DI, 2018, 'A general algorithm for covariance modeling of discrete data', Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 165, pp. 86 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmva.2017.12.002
    Journal articles | 2015
    Renner IW; Elith J; Baddeley A; Fithian W; Hastie T; Phillips SJ; Popovic G; Warton DI, 2015, 'Point process models for presence-only analysis', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6, pp. 366 - 379, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12352
    Journal articles | 2014
    Prangle D; Blum MG B; Popovic G; Sisson SA, 2014, 'Diagnostic tools for approximate Bayesian computation using the coverage property', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 56, pp. 309 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anzs.12087
    Journal articles | 2012
    Cowling CS; Povovic G; Liu BC; Ward JS; Snelling TL; Kaldor JM; Wilson DP, 2012, 'Australian trachoma surveillance annual report, 2010.', Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 36
  • Preprints | 2023
    2023, Four principles for improved statistical ecology, , http://arxiv.org/abs/2302.01528v1
    Preprints | 2022
    2022, Effects of hydrological change in fire-prone wetland vegetation: an empirical simulation, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2022.06.17.496658
    Preprints | 2022
    2022, How many sites? Methods to assist design decisions when collecting multivariate data in ecology, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2206.09524
    Preprints | 2013
    2013, Diagnostic tools of approximate Bayesian computation using the coverage property, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1301.3166

My Research Supervision

  • Elliot Dovers 
  • Maeve McGillycuddy 
  • Ben Maslen


My Teaching

2018 - 2019

  • MATH2831/MATH2831 - (Higher) Linear models
  • MATH5885 Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Multivariate data analysis in ecology (short course)

2019 - Present

  • Introduction to statistics for researchers (short course)
  • Introduction to R (short course)
  • Experimental design (short course)