Statistical Consulting Unit

SCU’s vision is to be the hub where every ANU HDR student and researcher is welcome to collaborate with statistical experts to achieve excellent research results.


Statistical help during COVID-19:

SCU consultations are now available online (via Zoom, etc.) or face-to-face. If face-to-face meeting is required, then social distancing and hygiene practices will be followed. 
Please request a consultation then a consultant will arrange a meeting on Zoom or face-to-face as appropriate.

Once the request is submitted, you will hear back from a consultant within 5 business days

SCU Services for Students and Staff

Consulting support is available, free of charge, to Honours students with research projects, Higher Degree Research students (e.g. Masters, PhD) and staff in all parts of the University.

Researchers and research students can get statistical advice through:

Can't request a consultation?

If you're having trouble booking a consultation, try visiting this page and pressing the "request a consultation" button on the left.

Having trouble with software?

For statistical software issues, please log a ticket through the Service Desk Portal.

For other questions, please see our FAQ or contact us at

About the SCU

The Statistical Consulting Unit is a research collaborative unit that specialises in statistical applications in academic research in the sciences and social sciences. The Unit was established in 1982 and has continued to build on its reputation for expert statistical advice in study design, data collection and data analysis across all disciplines. Research collaboration is central to our role. The Statistical Consulting Unit is the most significant source of statistical advice in ANU, working with over 200 students and academics each year. We have the technical expertise to keep abreast of the fast-evolving research methodologies in a data-driven research environment, across a broad range of disciplines. We consistently advocate for appropriate study designs for experiments and surveys, and provide advice in data management, exploratory data analysis, statistical modelling and data presentation. We offer short courses in statistics tailored to specific research areas.


  • Collaboration
  • Competence
  • Integrity
  • Kindness
  • Leadership


Check out the SCU blog with new posts every month: Stats Come 2 U

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I’m an honours/HDR student who needs some statistical advice on my research project – can SCU help?
A: Yes! Book a face-to-face consultation with one of our friendly & helpful consultants via this link. Consultations are free and there is no limit to how many times you can see us. Advice will not ordinarily be given via email or phone call.

Q: I’m a HDR student and I’m struggling with the software I am using for my coursework / research project, can you help?
A: SCU does not provide tutoring/training on how to use software, nor can we help help with your coursework assignments, or write code for you. We do help with your Honours/HDR research projects by providing support in experimental design, survey design, data management, statistical modelling & data presentation.

Q: How can I download statistical software and how do I learn how to use it?
A: If you're learning to use a software in your coursework & need help doing so, contact your course convener. To download software, contact ANU ITS.

Q: I’m not an Honours/HDR student but would like to receive statistical advice, is this possible?
A: SCU also provides consulting to all ANU staff, however we cannot provide consulting to people outside of the university.

If you have any other enquiries, please feel free to email for help.


Directions to the SCU

The SCU is in Hanna Neumann Building (#145), ground floor, Room 1.53 - located on University Avenue next to the Engineering and Psychology buildings.


Our teams & contacts


Contact details
Statistical Consulting Unit 


Contact details
Statistical Consultant
Phone +61 6125 2967
Consultant & Researcher
Phone +61 2 6125 3998
Adjunct Fellow
Phone +61 2 6125 8349
Jessica O'Halloran 
Administration Officer
Phone + 61 6125 8349
Emeritus Fellow
Phone +61 4 2985 6630