Doctor Russell Thomson

Doctor Russell Thomson

Statistical Consultant,
Deans Unit School of Computing, Engineering & Math


Russell is a statistical consultant at Western Sydney University, where he enjoys helping HDR students and staff with their research projects. He coordinates regular workshops on statistical analysis for researchers in SPSS, R, STATA and SAS through the Graduate Research School. For more details, and upcoming workshops, go to the CRM Consulting page.

Russell completed a PhD in mathematical statistics in 1998 at the age of 25. During this time he was awarded an Honours scholarship from the Australian Society of Statistics (Victorian Branch), an Australian Postgraduate Award and a Postgraduate Publications Award from Monash University. His PhD thesis topic was in population genetics and he published theoretical results on the expected age of mutations, as determined from a sample of individuals and their genotypic data. This theory was based on the coalescent process.  He applied coalescent theory to examine the ancestry of the human Y-chromosome during postdoctoral positions at the University of California - Berkeley and Stanford University.

With a background in both Statistics and Genetics, he went on to contribute to a diverse range of projects at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) of Medical Research from 2001-2004. His background in theory helped the team develop new techniques to tackle the analysis of real data.  Collaborations with applied scientists at WEHI gave Russell a new appreciation for applied statistical problems, and he was able to apply his statistical knowledge to many practical problems.

From 2004-2016, Russell was employed by the Menzies Institute for Medical Research (MIMR) in Hobart, Tasmania, where he developed new statistical methods that allow for the advancement of many projects. He also held a position at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) from 2009-2016 within the marine biodiversity unit. He has contributed to many high impact publications, including two nature papers (one of which he is the senior author) and he has provided statistical support to students and staff at IMAS and MIMR.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Thomson.


  • PhD Monash University


  • Applied Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Ecological Modelling
  • Genetic Epidemiology

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Deans Unit School of Computing, Engineering & Math


Phone: (02) 9685 9137
Location: EN.1.39

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Chapters in Books

  • Thomson, R. and McWhirter, R. (2017), 'Adjusting for familial relatedness in the analysis of GWAS data', Bioinformatics. Volume II: Structure, Function, and Applications, Springer 9781493966110.

Journal Articles

  • Pye, R., Patchett, A., McLennan, E., Thomson, R., Carver, S., Fox, S., Pemberton, D., Kreiss, A., Baz Morelli, A., Silva, A., Pearse, M., Corcoran, L., Belov, K., Hogg, C., Woods, G. and Lyons, A. (2018), 'Immunization strategies producing a humoral IgG immune response against devil facial tumor disease in the majority of Tasmanian devils destined for wild release', Frontiers in Immunology, vol 9 .
  • Yang, Y., Pan, F., Wu, F., Squibb, K., Thomson, R., Winzenberg, T. and Jones, G. (2018), 'Familial resemblance in trabecular and cortical volumetric bone mineral density and bone microarchitecture as measured by HRpQCT', Bone, vol 110 , pp 76 - 83.
  • Fowles, A., Stuart-Smith, R., Hill, N., Thomson, R., Strain, E., Alexander, T., Kirkpatrick, J. and Edgar, G. (2018), 'Interactive responses of primary producers and grazers to pollution on temperate rocky reefs', Environmental Pollution, vol 237 , pp 388 - 395.
  • Koskinen, J., Juonala, M., Dwyer, T., Venn, A., Thomson, R., Bazzano, L., Berenson, G., Sabin, M., Burns, T., Viikari, J., Woo, J., Urbina, E., Prineas, R., Hutri-Kahonen, N., Sinaiko, A., Jacobs, D., Steinberger, J., Daniels, S., Raitakari, O. and Magnussen, C. (2018), 'Impact of lipid measurements in youth in addition to conventional clinic-based risk factors on predicting preclinical atherosclerosis in adulthood : International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort Consortium', Circulation, vol 137, no 12 , pp 1246 - 1255.
  • Soler, G., Edgar, G., Stuart-Smith, R., Smith, A. and Thomson, R. (2018), 'Moving beyond trophic groups : evaluating fishing-induced changes to temperate reef food webs', Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 587 , pp 175 - 186.
  • Atwa, S., Gauci-Mansour, V., Thomson, R. and Hegazi, I. (2018), '[In Press] Team-based and case-based learning : a hybrid pedagogy model enhancing students' academic performance and experiences at first-year tertiary level', The Australian Educational Researcher, .
  • Fowles, A., Edgar, G., Stuart-Smith, R., Kirkpatrick, J., Hill, N., Thomson, R. and Strain, E. (2018), 'Effects of pollution from anthropogenic point sources on the recruitment of sessile estuarine reef biota', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol 5 .
  • Buscot, M., Thomson, R., Juonala, M., Sabin, M., Burgner, D., Lehtimaki, T., Hutri-Kahonen, N., Viikari, J., Raitakari, O. and Magnussen, C. (2018), 'Distinct child-to-adult body mass index trajectories are associated with different levels of adult cardiometabolic risk', European Heart Journal, vol 39, no 24 , pp 2263 - 2270.
  • Stuart-Smith, R., Edgar, G., Barrett, N., Bates, A., Baker, S., Bax, N., Becerro, M., Berkhou, J., Blanchard, J., Brock, D., Clark, G., Cooper, A., Davis, T., Day, P., Duffy, J., Holmes, T., Howe, S., Jordan, A., Thomson, R. and Thomson, R. (2017), 'Assessing national biodiversity trends for rocky and coral reefs through the integration of citizen science and scientific monitoring programs', BioScience, vol 67, no 2 , pp 134 - 146.
  • Ben-Avraham, D., Karasik, D., Verghese, J., Lunetta, K., Smith, J., Eicher, J., Vered, R., Deelen, J., Arnold, A., Buchman, A., Tanaka, T., Faul, J., Nethander, M., Fornage, M., Adams, H., Matteini, A., Callisaya, M., Smith, A., Thomson, R. and Atzmon, G. (2017), 'The complex genetics of gait speed : genome-wide meta-analysis approach', Aging, vol 9, no 1 , pp 209 - 246.
  • Edgar, G., Stuart-Smith, R., Thomson, R. and Freeman, D. (2017), 'Consistent multi-level trophic effects of marine reserve protection across northern New Zealand', PLoS One, vol 12, no 5 .
  • Buscot, M., Wotherspoon, S., Magnussen, C., Juonala, M., Sabin, M., Burgner, D., Lehtimaki, T., Viikari, J., Hutri-Kahonen, N., Raitakari, O. and Thomson, R. (2017), 'Bayesian hierarchical piecewise regression models : a tool to detect trajectory divergence between groups in long-term observational studies', BMC Medical Research Methodology, vol 17, no 1 .
  • Cresswell, A., Edgar, G., Stuart-Smith, R., Thomson, R., Barrett, N. and Johnson, C. (2017), 'Translating local benthic community structure to national biogenic reef habitat types', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol 26, no 10 , pp 1112 - 1125.
  • Edgar, G., Alexander, T., Lefcheck, J., Bates, A., Kininmonth, S., Thomson, R., Duffy, J., Costello, M. and Stuart-Smith, R. (2017), 'Abundance and local-scale processes contribute to multi-phyla gradients in global marine diversity', Science Advances, vol 3, no 10 .
  • Fitzgerald, L., Raspin, K., Marthick, J., Field, M., Malley, R., Thomson, R., Blackburn, N., Banks, A., Charlesworth, J., Donovan, S. and Dickinson, J. (2017), 'Impact of the G84E variant on HOXB13 gene and protein expression in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded prostate tumours', Scientific Reports, vol 7, no 1 .
  • Adams, H., Verlinden, V., Callisaya, M., Duijn, C., Hofman, A., Thomson, R., Uitterlinden, A., Vernooij, M., Geest, J. and [and two others], .. (2016), 'Heritability and genome-wide association analyses of human gait suggest contribution of common variants', Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol 71, no 6 , pp 740 - 746.
  • Cazaly, E., Thomson, R., Marthick, J., Holloway, A., Charlesworth, J. and Dickinson, J. (2016), 'Comparison of pre-processing methodologies for Illumina 450k methylation array data in familial analyses', Clinical Epigenetics, vol 8 .
  • Buscot, M., Magnussen, C., Juonala, M., Pitkanen, N., Lehtimaki, T., Viikari, J., Kahonen, M., Hutri-Kahonen, N., Schork, N., Raitakari, O. and Thomson, R. (2016), 'The combined effect of common genetic risk variants on circulating lipoproteins is evident in childhood : a longitudinal analysis of the cardiovascular risk in Young Finns Study', PLoS One, vol 11, no 1 .
  • Soler, G., Thomson, R., Stuart-Smith, R., Smith, A. and Edgar, G. (2016), 'Contributions of body size, habitat and taxonomy to predictions of temperate Australian fish diets', Marine Ecology. Progress Series, vol 545 , pp 239 - 249.
  • Adams, H., Hibar, D., Chouraki, V., Stein, J., Nyquist, P., Renteria, M., Trompet, S., Arias-Vasquez, A., Seshadri, S., Desrivieres, S., Beecham, A., Jahanshad, N., Wittfeld, K., Lee, S., Abramovic, L., Alhusaini, S., Amin, N., Andersson, M., Thomson, R. and Thompson, P. (2016), 'Novel genetic loci underlying human intracranial volume identified through genome-wide association', Nature Neuroscience, vol 19, no 12 , pp 1569 - 1582.
  • Baker, S., Halpern, C., Wardlaw, T., Kern, C., Edgar, G., Thomson, R., Bigley, R., Franklin, J., Gandhi, K., Gustafsson, L., Johnson, S., Palik, B., Spies, T., Steel, E., Weslien, J. and Strengbom, J. (2016), 'A cross-continental comparison of plant and beetle responses to retention of forest patches during timber harvest', Ecological Applications, vol 26, no 8 , pp 2495 - 2506.
  • Soler, G., Edgar, G., Stuart-Smith, R., Smith, A. and Thomson, R. (2016), 'Predicting the diet of coastal fishes at a continental scale based on taxonomy and body size', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol 480 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Magnussen, C., Cheriyan, S., Sabin, M., Juonala, M., Koskinen, J., Thomson, R., Skilton, M., Kahonen, M., Laitinen, T., Taittonen, L., Hutri-Kahonen, N., Viikar, J. and Raitakari, O. (2016), 'Continuous and dichotomous metabolic syndrome definitions in youth predict adult type 2 diabetes and carotid artery intima media thickness : the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study', The Journal of Pediatrics, vol 171 , pp 97 - 1033.
  • Matteini, A., Tanaka, T., Karasik, D., Atzmon, G., Chou, W., Eicher, J., Johnson, A., Arnold, A., Callisaya, M., Davies, G., Evans, D., Holtfreter, B., Lohman, K., Lunetta, K., Mangino, M., Smith, A., Smith, J., Teumer, A., Thomson, R. and Murabito, J. (2016), 'GWAS analysis of handgrip and lower body strength in older adults in the CHARGE consortium', Aging Cell, vol 15, no 5 , pp 792 - 800.
  • Stuart-Smith, R., Bates, A., Lefcheck, J., Duffy, J., Baker, S., Thomson, R., Stuart-Smith, J., Hill, N., Kininmonth, S. and [and nine others], .. (2015), 'The potential of trait-based approaches to contribute to marine conservation', Marine Policy, vol 51 , pp 148 - 150.
  • Soler, G., Edgar, G., Thomson, R., Kininmonth, S., Campbell, S., Dawson, T., Barrett, N., Bernard, A., Galvan, D. and [and three others], .. (2015), 'Reef fishes at all trophic levels respond positively to effective Marine Protected Areas', PLoS One, vol 10, no 10 .
  • Kelly, R., Thomson, R., Smith, K., Dwyer, T., Venn, A. and Magnussen, C. (2015), 'Factors affecting tracking of blood pressure from childhood to adulthood : the childhood determinants of adult health study', Journal of Pediatrics, vol 167, no 6 , pp 1422 - 14282.
  • Davies, G., Armstrong, N., Bis, J., Bressler, J., Chouraki, V., Giddaluru, S., Hofer, E., Ibrahim-Verbaas, C., Thomson, R. and et al, .. (2015), 'Genetic contributions to variation in general cognitive function : a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in the CHARGE consortium (N=53 949)', Molecular Psychiatry, vol 20, no 2 , pp 183 - 192.
  • Chauhan, G., Adams, H., Bis, J., Weinstein, G., Yu, L., Toglhofer, A., Smith, A., Lee, S., Thomson, R. and et al, .. (2015), 'Association of Alzheimer's disease GWAS loci with MRI markers of brain aging', Neurobiology of Aging, vol 36, no 4 , pp 17657 - 176516.
  • Stuart-Smith, R., Edgar, G., Stuart-Smith, J., Barrett, N., Fowles, A., Hill, N., Cooper, A., Myers, A., Thomson, R. and [and 2 others], .. (2015), 'Loss of native rocky reef biodiversity in Australian metropolitan embayments', Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol 95, no 1 , pp 324 - 332.
  • Debette, S., Ibrahim-Verbass, C., Bressler, J., Schuur, M., Smith, A., Bis, J., Davies, G., Wolf, C., Thomson, R. and et al, .. (2015), 'Genome-wide studies of verbal declarative memory in nondemented older people : the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology consortium', Biological Psychiatry, vol 77, no 8 , pp 749 - 763.
  • Chin, S., Marthick, J., West, A., Short, A., Chuckowree, J., Polanowski, A., Thomson, R., Holloway, A. and Dickinson, J. (2015), 'Regulation of the ITGA2 gene by epigenetic mechanisms in prostate cancer', Prostate, vol 75, no 7 , pp 723 - 734.
  • Nuotio, J., Oikonen, M., Magnussen, C., Viikari, J., Hutri-Kahonen, N., Jula, A., Thomson, R., Sabin, M., Daniels, S. and [and 2 others], .. (2015), 'Adult dyslipidemia prediction is improved by repeated measurements in childhood and young adulthood : the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study', Atherosclerosis, vol 239, no 2 , pp 350 - 357.
  • Hofer, E., Cavalieri, M., Bis, J., DeCarli, C., Fornage, M., Sigurdsson, S., Srikanth, V., Trompet, S., Thomson, R. and et al, .. (2015), 'White matter lesion progression : genome-wide search for genetic influences', Stroke, vol 46, no 11 , pp 3048 - 3057.
  • Baker, S., Halpern, C., Wardlaw, T., Crawford, R., Bigley, R., Edgar, G., Evans, S., Thomson, R. and [and four others], x. (2015), 'Short- and long-term benefits for forest biodiversity of retaining unlogged patches in harvested areas', Forest Ecology and Management, vol 353 , pp 187 - 195.
  • Thomson, R., Hill, N., Leaper, R., Ellis, N., Pitcher, C., Barrett, N. and Edgar, G. (2014), 'Congruence in demersal fish, macroinvertebrate, and macroalgal community turnover on shallow temperate reefs', Ecological Applications, vol 24, no 2 , pp 287 - 299.
  • Bird, T., Bates, A., Lefcheck, J., Hill, N., Thomson, R., Edgar, G., Stuart-Smith, R., Wotherspoon, S., Krkosek, M. and [and four others], .. (2014), 'Statistical solutions for error and bias in global citizen science datasets', Biological Conservation, vol 173 , pp 144 - 154.
  • McWhirter, R., Thomson, R., Marthick, J., Rumbold, A., Brown, M., Taylor-Thomson, D., Maypilama, E., Condon, J. and Dickinson, J. (2014), 'Runs of homozygosity and a cluster of vulvar cancer in young Australian Aboriginal women', Gynecologic Oncology, vol 133, no 3 , pp 421 - 426.
  • Strain, E., Thomson, R., Micheli, F., Mancuso, F. and Airoldi, L. (2014), 'Identifying the interacting roles of stressors in driving the global loss of canopy-forming to mat-forming algae in marine ecosystems', Global Change Biology, vol 20, no 11 , pp 3300 - 3312.
  • Edgar, G., Stuart-Smith, R., Willis, T., Kininmonth, S., Baker, S., Banks, S., Barrett, N., Becerro, M., Thomson, R. and et al, .. (2014), 'Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features', Nature, vol 506 , pp 216 - 220.
  • Strain, E., Johnson, C. and Thomson, R. (2013), 'Effects of a range-expanding sea urchin on behaviour of commercially fished Abalone', PLoS One, vol 8, no 9 .
  • Stuart-Smith, R., Bates, A., Lefcheck, J., Duffy, J., Baker, S., Thomson, R., Stuart-Smith, J., Hill, N., Kininmonth, S., Airoldi, L., Becerro, M., Campbell, S., Dawson, T., Navarrete, S., Soler, G., Strain, E., Willis, T. and Edgar, G. (2013), 'Integrating abundance and functional traits reveals new global hotspots of fish diversity', Nature, vol 501, no 7468 , pp 539 - 542.
  • Martin, K., Blizzard, L., Wood, A., Srikanth, V., Thomson, R., Sanders, L. and Callisaya, M. (2013), 'Cognitive function, gait, and gait variability in older people : a population-based study', Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol 68, no 6 , pp 726 - 732.
  • Martin, K., Blizzard, L., Srikanth, V., Wood, A., Thomson, R., Sanders, L. and Callisaya, M. (2013), 'Cognitive function modifies the effect of physiological function on the risk of multiple falls : a population-based study', Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol 68, no 9 , pp 1091 - 1097.
  • Magnussen, C., Koskinen, J., Juonala, M., Chen, W., Srinivasan, S., Sabin, M., Thomson, R., Schmidt, M., Nguyen, Q. and [and ten others], .. (2012), 'A diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome in youth that resolves by adult life is associated with a normalization of high carotid intima-media thickness and type 2 diabetes mellitus risk : the bogalusa heart and cardiovascular risk in Young Finns Studies', Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 60, no 17 , pp 1631 - 1639.
  • Bis, J., Decarli, C., Smith, A., Van der Lijn, F., Crivello, F., Fornage, M., Debette, S., Shulman, J., Thomson, R. and et al, .. (2012), 'Common variants at 12q14 and 12q24 are associated with hippocampal volume', Nature Genetics, vol 44, no 5 , pp 545 - 551.
  • Wurtz, P., Raiko, J., Magnussen, C., Soininen, P., Kangas, A., Tynkkynen, T., Thomson, R., Laatikainen, R., Savolainen, M. and et al, .. (2012), 'High-throughput quantification of circulating metabolites improves prediction of subclinical atherosclerosis', European Heart Journal, vol 33, no 18 , pp 2307 - 2316.
  • Tegg, E., Thomson, R., Stankovich, J., Banks, A., Marsden, K., Lowenthal, R., Foote, S. and Dickinson, J. (2011), 'Anticipation in familial hematologic malignancies', Blood, vol 117, no 4 , pp 1308 - 1310.
  • Martin, K., Blizzard, L., Garry, M., Thomson, R., McGinley, J. and Srikanth, V. (2011), 'Gait initiation in older people : time to first lateral movement may be the measure of choice', Gait and Posture, vol 34, no 3 , pp 374 - 378.
  • Juonala, M., Juhola, J., Magnussen, C., Wurtz, P., Viikari, J., Thomson, R., Seppala, I., Hernesniemi, J., Kahonen, M. and [and ten others], .. (2011), 'Childhood environmental and genetic predictors of adulthood obesity : the cardiovascular risk in Young Finns Study', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol 96, no 9 , pp 1542 - 1549.
  • Magnussen, C., Thomson, R., Juonala, M., Viikari, J., Dwyer, T., Raitakari, O. and Venn, A. (2011), 'Use of B-mode ultrasound to examine preclinical markers of atherosclerosis : image quality may bias associations between adiposity and measures of vascular structure and function', Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, vol 30, no 3 , pp 363 - 369.
  • Magnussen, C., Thomson, R., Cleland, V., Ukoumunne, O., Dwyer, T. and Venn, A. (2011), 'Factors affecting the stability of blood lipid and lipoprotein levels from youth to adulthood : evidence from the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study', Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, vol 165, no 1 , pp 68 - 76.
  • Wei, S., Jones, G., Thomson, R., Dwyer, T. and Venn, A. (2011), 'Oral contraceptive use and bone mass in women aged 26-36 years', Osteoporosis International, vol 22, no 1 , pp 351 - 355.
  • Leaper, R., Hill, N., Edgar, G., Ellis, N., Lawrence, E., Pitcher, C., Barrett, N. and Thomson, R. (2011), 'Predictions of beta diversity for reef macroalgae across Southeastern Australia', Ecosphere, vol 2, no 7 .
  • Wei, S., Jones, G., Thomson, R., Otahal, P., Dwyer, T. and Venn, A. (2010), 'Menstrual irregularity and bone mass in premenopausal women : cross-sectional associations with testosterone and SHBG', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol 11 .
  • Jordan, H., Hopper, J., Thomson, R., Kavanagh, A., Gertig, D., Stone, J. and Venn, A. (2010), 'Influence of high-dose estrogen exposure during adolescence on mammographic density for age in adulthood', Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, vol 19, no 1 , pp 121 - 129.
  • Raiko, J., Magnussen, C., Kivimaki, M., Taittonen, L., Laitinen, T., Kahonen, M., Hutri-Kahonen, N., Jula, A., Thomson, R. and [and five others], .. (2010), 'Cardiovascular risk scores in the prediction of subclinical atherosclerosis in young adults : evidence from the Cardiovascular Risk in a Young Finns study', European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, vol 17, no 5 , pp 549 - 555.
  • Tegg, E., Thomson, R., Stankovich, J., Banks, A., Flowers, C., McWhirter, R., Panton, J., Piaszczyk, A., Bahlo, M. and [and four others], .. (2010), 'Evidence for a common genetic aetiology in high-risk families with multiple haematological malignancy subtypes', British Journal of Haematology, vol 150, no 4 , pp 456 - 462.
  • Magnussen, C., Koskinen, J., Chen, W., Thomson, R., Schmidt, M., Srinivasan, S., Kivimaki, M., Mattsson, N., Kahonen, M. and [and seven others], .. (2010), 'Pediatric metabolic syndrome predicts adulthood metabolic syndrome, subclinical atherosclerosis, and type 2 diabetes mellitus but is no better than body mass index alone : the Bogalusa Heart Study and the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study', Circulation, vol 122, no 16 , pp 1604 - 1611.
  • Phasukkijwatana, N., Kunhapan, B., Stankovich, J., Chuenkongkaew, W., Thomson, R., Thornton, T., Bahlo, M., Mushiroda, T., Nakamura, Y. and [and eight others], .. (2010), 'Genome-wide linkage scan and association study of PARL to the expression of LHON families in Thailand', Human Genetics, vol 128, no 1 , pp 39 - 49.
  • Dickinson, J., Perera, D., Van Der Mei, I., Ponsonby, A., Polanowski, A., Thomson, R., Taylor, B., McKay, J., Stankovich, J. and Dwyer, T. (2009), 'Past environmental sun exposure and risk of multiple sclerosis : a role for the Cdx-2 vitamin D receptor variant in this interaction', Multiple Sclerosis, vol 15, no 5 , pp 563 - 570.
  • Dwyer, T., Magnussen, C., Schmidt, M., Ukoumunne, O., Ponsonby, A., Raitakari, O., Zimmet, P., Blair, S., Thomson, R. and [and two others], .. (2009), 'Decline in physical fitness from childhood to adulthood associated with increased obesity and insulin resistance in adults', Diabetes Care, vol 32, no 4 , pp 683 - 687.
  • Martin, K., Thomson, R., Blizzard, L., Wood, A., Garry, M. and Srikanth, V. (2009), 'Visuospatial ability and memory are associated with falls risk in older people', Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, vol 27, no 5 , pp 451 - 457.
  • Magnussen, C., Venn, A., Thomson, R., Juonala, M., Srinivasan, S., Viikari, J., Berenson, G., Dwyer, T. and Raitakari, O. (2009), 'The association of pediatric low- and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol dyslipidemia classifications and change in dyslipidemia status with carotid intima-media thickness in adulthood : evidence from the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study, the Bogalusa Heart Study, and the CDAH (Childhood Determinants of Adult Health) Study', Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 53, no 10 , pp 860 - 869.
  • FitzGerald, L., Patterson, B., Thomson, R., Polanowski, A., Quinn, S., Brohede, J., Thornton, T., Challis, D., Mackey, D., Dwyer, T., Foote, S., Hannan, G., Stankovich, J., McKay, J. and Dickinson, J. (2009), 'Identification of a prostate cancer susceptibility gene on chromosome 5p13q12 associated with risk of both familial and sporadic disease', European Journal of Human Genetics, vol 17, no 3 , pp 368 - 377.
  • Albers, C., Stankovich, J., Thomson, R., Bahlo, M. and Kappen, H. (2008), 'Multipoint approximations of identity-by-descent probabilities for accurate linkage analysis of distantly related individuals', American Journal of Human Genetics, vol 82, no 3 , pp 607 - 622.
  • Magnussen, C., Raitakari, O., Thomson, R., Juonala, M., Patel, D., Viikari, J., Marniemi, J., Srinivasan, S., Berenson, G. and [and two others], .. (2008), 'Utility of currently recommended pediatric dyslipidemia classifications in predicting dyslipidemia in adulthood : evidence from the childhood determinants of adult health (CDAH) study, cardiovascular risk in young Finns study, and Bogalusa heart study', Circulation, vol 117, no 1 , pp 32 - 42.
  • Dwyer, T., Mei, I., Ponsonby, A., Taylor, B., Stankovich, J., McKay, J., Thomson, R., Polanowski, A. and Dickinson, J. (2008), 'Melanocortin 1 receptor genotype, past environmental sun exposure, and risk of multiple sclerosis', Neurology, vol 71, no 8 , pp 583 - 589.
  • FitzGerald, L., Thomson, R., Polanowski, A., Patterson, B., McKay, J., Stankovich, J. and Dickinson, J. (2008), 'Sequence variants of a-methylacyl-CoA racemase are associated with prostate cancer risk : a replication study in an ethnically homogeneous population', Prostate, vol 68, no 13 , pp 1373 - 1379.
  • Schmidt, M., Cleland, V., Thomson, R., Dwyer, T. and Venn, A. (2008), 'A comparison of subjective and objective measures of physical activity and fitness in identifying associations with cardiometabolic risk factors', Annals of Epidemiology, vol 18, no 5 , pp 378 - 386.

Conference Papers

  • Atwa, S., Gauci-Mansour, V., Thomson, R. and Hegazi, I. (2018), 'Team-based and case-based learning, a hybrid pedagogy model enhancing students' academic performance and experiences at first-year tertiary level', Foundation and Bridging Educators New Zealand Conference, Wellington, N.Z..

Other Publications

  • 2017, 'Gen nbn: 2020 and Beyond: The Future of a Connected Australia', Research Report

Dr. Russell Thomson has 66 peer reviewed publications in a range of fields, including genetic epidemiology, analysis of correlated data (via pedigrees), marine ecology, longitudinal analysis, machine learning techniques and predictions of biodiversity.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Thomson.

Current Projects

Title: Individual-based measure of socio-economic disadvantage
  • Department of Education and Training (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Russell Thomson, Christine Johnston, Kerry Staples, Roger Dawkins, Karen Soldatic and Jim Micsko
Years: 2017-11-09 - 2019-04-30
ID: P00024616

Previous Projects

Title: Mission Australia - SPSS Short Courses
  • Mission Australia
Western Researchers:
Years: 2017-06-27 - 2017-07-15
ID: P00024144
Title: Tasmania's deep reef habitats
  • University of Tasmania
Western Researchers: Russell Thomson
Years: 2017-02-02 - 2017-07-10
ID: P00024255
Title: A meta-analysis to estimate the relationship between corneal swelling and oxygen transmissibility of a contact lens
  • CooperVision
Western Researchers: Russell Thomson
Years: 2018-01-15 - 2018-03-15
ID: P00024733
Title: Analysis of Reef Life Survey Data
  • University of Tasmania
Western Researchers: Russell Thomson
Years: 2016-01-25 - 2017-03-29
ID: P00024135
Title: BirdLife Australia_Development of bird population indices
  • BirdLife Australia Ltd
Western Researchers: Russell Thomson
Years: 2017-04-28 - 2017-07-03
ID: P00024413
Title: Predicting Obesity using Machine Learning-MIMR
  • University of Tasmania
Western Researchers:
Years: 2016-08-04 - 2016-09-27
ID: P00024342

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