Mr Luke Jonathan Boyle

BSc, MSc (First Class Honours)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Orignally I studied Bioinformatics, looking at how gene expression can change in response to the environment. Currently I collaborate with Statisticians and Medical Professionals to investigate how surgical outcomes differ across New Zealand. I also research how to provide timely, accuracte information to surgeons and patients as they make decisions about their care through the use of statistical models. I'm passionate about providing tools and information to increase the standard of care for patients in New Zealand.

I also work as a Data Scientist for Orion Health and am involved in research projects for Precision Driven Health.

Research | Current

I am currently working on my PhD researching how to predict and understand outcomes from surgery in New Zealand using large administrative databases

Past research works here -

Postgraduate supervision

Main Supervisor - Professor Thomas Lumley

Co-Supervisor - Professor Alan Forbes Merry



Precision Driven Health PhD Scholarship winner 2019

Winner of the 2020 NZ High Tech Award in the public good category, for nzRISK. A free, online surgical risk tool for NZ patients.

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Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Clark, S., Boyle, L., Matthews, P., Schweder, P., Deng, C., & Campbell, D. (2020). Development and Validation of a Multivariate Prediction Model of Perioperative Mortality in Neurosurgery: The New Zealand Neurosurgical Risk Tool (NZRISK-NEURO). Neurosurgery, 87 (3), E313-E320. 10.1093/neuros/nyaa144

Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 303 - Bldg 303
Level 3, Room 301
New Zealand

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