Dr Charlotte Moragh Jones-Todd

BSc (Hons) mathematics, MSc statistics, PhD statistics

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I completed my BSc (Hons) in mathematics at Aberystwyth University, Wales in 2012 before moving onto completing an MSc and PhD in statistics at the University of St Andrews, Scotland (2013 & 2017). 

Before joining the statistics department in 2019 I worked at NIWA, Hamilton, NZ as a statistician.

Research | Current

My main research focus is the development of spatio-temporal models that account for the spatial and temporal dependence inherent in data.

Teaching | Current

Semester 1, 2021: BIOSCI738

Semester 1, 2021: BIOSCI220

Semester 1, 2020: BIOSCI220 

Semester 2, 2019: STATS210 (SWU)

Postgraduate supervision

To browse available honours/masters projects see my website.

Current students:

  • Haiyi Shi, hons.,The role of the 'mesh' when using INLA to fit point process models
  • Alice Hankin, hons., Modelling terrorism incidents as a log-Gaussian Cox process
  • Jenny Pullan, MSc, RShiny application to aid in the calculation of site-adjusted water quality guidelines​

Previous students:

  • Chuyang Huang, MProfStuds in Data Science, Gamification of statistical theory
  • Guoxiang Yu, MProfStuds in Data Science, Gamification of statistical theory
  • Zhenyuan Zhang, MProfStuds in Data Science, Data scraping and wrangling
  • Elvyna Tunggawan, MProfStuds in Data Science, Analyzing activity data from rheumatoid arthritis patients
  • Anthony Timings (Charlie), hons., Spatiotemporal modelling of NZ murders


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Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Semadeni-Davies, A. F., Jones-Todd, C. M., Srinivasan, M. S., Muirhead, R. W., Elliott, A. H., Shankar, U., & Tanner, C. C. (2019). CLUES model calibration: residual analysis to investigate potential sources of model error. NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH10.1080/00288233.2019.1697708
  • Soriano-Redondo, A., Jones-Todd, C. M., Bearhop, S., Hilton, G. M., Lock, L, Stanbury, A., ... Illian, J. B. (2019). Understanding species distribution in dynamic populations: a new approach using spatio-temporal point process models. Ecography, 42 (6), 1092-1102. 10.1111/ecog.03771
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48398
  • Jones-Todd, C. M., Caie, P., Illian, J. B., Stevenson, B. C., Savage, A., Harrison, D. J., & Bown, J. L. (2019). Identifying prognostic structural features in tissue sections of colon cancer patients using point pattern analysis. Statistics in medicine, 38 (8), 1421-1441. 10.1002/sim.8046
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ben Stevenson
  • Python, A., Illian, J. B., Jones-Todd, C. M., & Blangiardo, M. (2019). A Bayesian approach to modelling subnational spatial dynamics of worldwide non‐state terrorism, 2010–2016. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 182 (1), 323-344. 10.1111/rssa.12384
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48383
  • Jones-Todd, C. M., Swallow, B., Illian, J. B., & Toms, M. (2018). A spatiotemporal multispecies model of a semicontinuous response. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), 67 (3), 705-722. 10.1111/rssc.12250
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48012
  • Kool, B., Buller, S., Kuriyan, R., Jones-Todd, C. M., Newcombe, D., & Jones, P. (2018). Alcohol and injury among attendees at a busy inner city New Zealand emergency department. Injury, 49 (4), 798-805. 10.1016/j.injury.2018.02.028
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43508
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Newcombe, Bridget Kool, Peter Jones
  • Python, A., Illian, J., Jones-Todd, C., & Blangiardo, M. (2017). Explaining the Lethality of Boko Haram’s Terrorist Attacks in Nigeria, 2009–2014: A Hierarchical Bayesian Approach. In R. Argiento, E. Lanzarone, I. Antoniano Villalobos, A. Mattei (Eds.) Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics: Bayesian Statistics in Action, 194, 231-239. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 10.1007/978-3-319-54084-9_22
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48037


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Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 303 - Bldg 303
Level 3, Room 318
New Zealand

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