Dr Jennifer Prattley is a statistician and researcher of longitudinal and life course methods. Her expertise in longitudinal methods include multilevel modelling, sequence analysis, hidden Markov models and event history/survival techniques. She also has experience in constructing penalised regression models, clustering algorithms, imputation techniques, and factor analysis. Before joining the Australian Institute of Family Studies Jennifer was at The University of Manchester, where she worked across a range of social and medical research projects that addressed research questions pertaining to women’s retirement timing; the relationship between neighbourhood deprivation, population turnover and social exclusion among older people; adverse life course events and frailty; and predicting response to treatment among people with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Prior to training as a statistician, Jennifer worked in secondary education as a specialist mathematics teacher, and in management and leadership positions. She maintains an interest in mathematics and statistics education, and in the teaching of advanced quantitative techniques to non-specialists.