Jennifer Prattley

Statistician, Research & Analysis

Longitudinal Research

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 applying clustering algorithms, imputation techniques and factor analysis and models for high dimensional data.  Jennifer has worked across academia and the public sector on a diverse range of social and medical research projects, addressing questions relating to women’s retirement timing; the relationship between neighbourhood deprivation, population turnover and social exclusion among older people; adverse life course events and frailty; stratified medicine; and health care access and use among men affected by natural disaster.

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.


BSc (Mathematics) (Otago) BCom (Finance) (Otago) PGDip Teaching (Secondary) (Dunedin College of Education) MSc (Social Research Methods and Statistics) (Manchester) PhD (Social Statistics) (Manchester)