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Statistical consulting in Australia

Published on 11 February 2013

There must be dozens of sta­tis­ti­cal con­sult­ing busi­nesses and orga­ni­za­tions in Aus­tralia, each spe­cial­iz­ing in dif­fer­ent areas.

I do some con­sult­ing work myself, mostly in the fore­cast­ing area, but some­times in other areas of applied sta­tis­tics includ­ing expert wit­ness work in court cases. Email me if you have a project you would like me to take on. How­ever, I often refer poten­tial clients to other sta­tis­ti­cal con­sult­ing groups, as I only have a lim­ited amount of time I can spend on con­sult­ing projects.

In the past, I’ve referred clients to the Sta­tis­ti­cal Con­sult­ing Cen­tre at the Uni­ver­sity of Mel­bourne (where I once worked). There are sim­i­lar groups at many other uni­ver­si­ties. I’ve also referred peo­ple in West­ern Aus­tralia to Data Analy­sis Aus­tralia, Australia’s largest com­mer­cial sta­tis­ti­cal con­sult­ing business.

There is also a direc­tory of sta­tis­ti­cal con­sul­tants main­tained by the Sta­tis­ti­cal Soci­ety of Aus­tralia which pro­vides a help­ful search facil­ity based on areas of exper­tise. The value of this direc­tory is that it includes only accred­ited sta­tis­ti­cians, so you know that every­one on the list has been accred­ited by the Sta­tis­ti­cal Soci­ety of Aus­tralia (or equiv­a­lent pro­fes­sional soci­eties in other coun­tries). You wouldn’t go to a doc­tor who was unreg­is­tered, so don’t trust your sta­tis­ti­cal prob­lems to peo­ple who have not passed the require­ments of accreditation.

Recently I met Eve Slavich  (at YSC2013). She is a young sta­tis­ti­cian who is part of a group who have recently set up a new sta­tis­ti­cal con­sult­ing busi­ness. I asked her to send me some infor­ma­tion about the group, and this is what she said:

Our com­pany is called Cin­gu­late Con­sult­ing, and we are a group of young peo­ple mostly engaged in aca­d­e­mic and/​or entre­pre­neur­ial pur­suits, in diverse areas across the quan­ti­ta­tive sci­ences. We have gained good expe­ri­ence in com­mer­cial data analy­sis over the last cou­ple of years, pri­mar­ily in the retail and finance sec­tors. Cin­gu­late have made a range of advanced mod­els for clients in the retail and finance industries.

We’re keen to estab­lish our­selves as a sta­tis­ti­cal and mod­el­ling con­sul­tancy in Syd­ney and have capac­ity for more clients, so if you need to grow your net­work of peo­ple, con­sider us avail­able! We are very enthu­si­as­tic and keen to take on any type of project — our skills are quite broad and not lim­ited to retail and finance.

So that’s another pos­si­bil­ity, espe­cially if you are in the Syd­ney area.

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  • Eve Slavich

    Thanks for the nice intro­duc­tion Rob!