Richard Bean

I am Advanced Research Officer, Health Protection Unit, at Queensland Health the agency that administers the public health system for the Government of Queensland in Australia.  I also hold an appointment in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management at University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

My professional work involves analysis and reporting public health data including researching large datasets to enable preventive programs across a wide range of health problems (e.g., asbestos, lead, food-borne illnesses, medicines, poisons and more).  My prior work has included being Senior Analyst, Australian Energy Market Operator where I was involved with National Electricity Forecasting Report data and models, and assessing the impact of mandatory electricity restrictions and analysing weather correction models.  For five years I was a member of ROAM Consulting with responsibility for mathematical modelling of the Australian National Electricity Market and New Zealand Electricity Market, as well as forecasting and analysis for a wide range of commercial and government clients.

My academic education included several years in Iran where I was Postdoctoral Associate, Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics; Lecturer, Sharif University of Technology, Department of Mathematics; and English Teacher, Kish Air Institute.  I earned a B.Sc. (First Class Honours and University Medal) in Computer Science and Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Queensland.


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