July 4, 2011

Our PhD student Bobby Willcox in NZ Herald

Bobby Willcox, one of our PhD students at the University of Auckland, Department of Statistics was featured in the NZ Herald yesterday.

Bobby’s major area of interest is statistical research in netball. She completed her MSc in Statistics in 2004, and has been involved with Netball New Zealand and the Silver Ferns netball team ever since. She is currently the Performance Analyst for the Silver Ferns and is in the process of completing her PhD, started in 2007. Her research is focused around finding a way to objectively measure and evaluate player performance in netball and identifying different strategies adopted by players within each position on court.

Read more about Bobby’s statistical tools developed for the Silver Ferns.


Rachel Cunliffe is the co-director of CensusAtSchool and currently consults for the Department of Statistics. Her interests include statistical literacy, social media and blogging. See all posts by Rachel Cunliffe »