Mr Avinesh Pillai

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Senior Research Fellow
Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Biography

Avinesh attended Auckland University for his MSc (in Statistics). He then started work at the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in Sydney as a medical statistician and later joined the George Institute for International Health in Sydney in 2007. He moved back to Auckland and joined the Department of Statistics in 2011.

Research | Current

Avinesh's research interests include longitudinal data methods and statistical computing.

Responsibilities

Avinesh is the team leader and a senior consultant in the  Statistical consulting Centre in the Department of Statistics. He is also the data analytics manager for the Growing Up in New Zealand Study.

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Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Accredited statistician, Statistical Society of Australia

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Lai, H., Hales, S., Woodward, A., Walker, C., Marks, E., Pillai, A., ... Morton, S. M. (2020). Effects of heavy rainfall on waterborne disease hospitalizations among young children in wet and dry areas of New Zealand. Environment international, 14510.1016/j.envint.2020.106136
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Hofman, Hakkan Lai, Alistair Woodward, Caroline Walker, Emma Marks, Susan Morton
  • Gontijo de Castro, T., Gerritsen, S., Teixeira Araujo, J., Pillai, A., Marchioni, D., Grant, C., ... Wall, C. R. (2020). Adherence to national infant feeding guidelines is associated with child overweight/obesity and central obesity at age 54- months: results from the Growing up in New Zealand cohort study. Paper presented at ISBNPA 2020 General Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand. 17 June - 20 June 2020. ISBNPA XChange.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Gerritsen, Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Cameron Grant, Susan Morton, Clare Wall
  • Pundir, S., Gridneva, Z., Pillai, A., Thorstensen, E. B., Wall, C. R., Geddes, D. T., & Cameron-Smith, D. (2020). Human Milk Glucocorticoid Levels Are Associated With Infant Adiposity and Head Circumference Over the First Year of Life. Frontiers in Nutrition, 7.10.3389/fnut.2020.00166
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Eric Thorstensen, Clare Wall, David Cameron-Smith
  • Parsons, M., Parsons, J., Pillai, A., Rouse, P., Mathieson, S., Bregmen, R., ... Kenealy, T. (2020). Post-Acute Care for Older People Following Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 21 (3), 404-409.e1. 10.1016/j.jamda.2019.08.015
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Matthew Parsons, John Parsons, Paul Rouse, Timothy Kenealy
  • Teh, R., Kerse, N., Waters, D. L., Hale, L., Pillai, A., Leilua, E., ... Maxted, E. (2019). Study protocol of a randomised controlled trial to examine the impact of a complex intervention in pre-frail older adults. Aging clinical and experimental research, 31 (10), 1407-1417. 10.1007/s40520-018-1106-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin Connolly, Ruth Teh, Ngaire Kerse, Richard Edlin
  • Gerritsen, S., Wall, C. R., Grant, C. C., Teixeira, J. A., Marchioni, D. M., Pillai, A., ... Gontijo de Castro, T. (2019). Infant Feeding Index among the Growing up in New Zealand Cohort: Adherence to the National Food and Nutrition Guidelines. Paper presented at 2018 Annual Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand. 28 November - 30 November 2018. Proceedings. (pp. 2). 10.3390/proceedings2019008055
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Gerritsen, Cameron Grant, Susan Morton, Teresa Gontijo de Castro
  • Gerritsen, S., Wall, C. R., Grant, C. C., Teixeira, J. A., Marchioni, D. M., Pillai, A., ... Gontijo de Castro, T. (2019). Inequalities in Infant Feeding Practices among the Growing Up in New Zealand Cohort. Paper presented at 2018 Annual Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand. 28 November - 30 November 2018. Proceedings. (pp. 2). 10.3390/proceedings2019008054
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Gerritsen, Cameron Grant, Susan Morton, Teresa Gontijo de Castro
  • Lai, H. K., Camargo, C. A., Woodward, A., Hobbs, M., Pillai, A., Morton, S. M., & Grant, C. C. (2019). Long-term exposure to neighborhood smoke from household heating and risk of respiratory and dermatological prescription medications-Growing Up in New Zealand child cohort study. Allergy, 74 (2), 391-395. 10.1111/all.13615
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46027
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Susan Morton, Hakkan Lai, Alistair Woodward, Mark Hobbs

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SCIENCE CENTRE 303
Level 2, Room 303-203
38 PRINCES ST
Auckland 1010
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Level 3, Room 391
38 PRINCES ST
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AUCKLAND 1010
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