Mrs June Lau

BEng (Hons), The University of Auckland

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


June graduated from the University of Auckland in 2006 and embarked on a career as a business intelligence and data warehousing analyst at Westpac. Armed with practical skills from her Engineering degree, she moved to a management consulting role with Deloitte to analyse data to identify and quantify risk issues arising in utilities, public sector and retail.

She has chosen to undertake research because her passion is in bringing new techniques and methods to answer real world questions.

Research | Current

June's current research is on optimizing the  cardiac patient’s journey using queuing theory and operations research methods. Her research aims to guide patient flow, staffing, scheduling and resource allocation through the cardiac unit, with the prospect of better patient outcomes as a result. 

This research is part of a larger programme of work being undertaken by a group of researchers at the University of Auckland in collaboration with District Health Boards (DHB). This research is being supported by an award from The Green Lane Research and Educational Fund Board.

June's research is being supervised by Associate Professor Ilze Ziedins with AP Cameron Walker and Michael O'Sullivan from the Department of Engineering (Engineering Science) as co-supervisors.


Greenlane Research and Education Fund (GLREF) PhD Scholarship (2015-2018)

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern stipend for international students (2005)

Areas of expertise

June has broad practical experience in business analysis, risk management, project management, business intelligence.

She is developing her expertise in queuing theory, optimisation and discrete event simulation.

Contact details

Office hours

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9-4.

Primary office location

Level 2, Room 276
New Zealand

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