Professor Michael Martin

PhD (ANU), BSc (University of Queensland), Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA)
Professor of Statistics
Promoting Excellence Lead


Teaching Statistics is a passion for me - Statistics is a discipline that is about the whole box of wax, about life and death, because just about everything is subject to variation. So to be able to help people learn about this incredibly important feature of life is a real privilege.

Disciplines & Research Interests


Statistics! But particularly resampling based methods like the bootstrap and the jackknife and other nonparametric techniques. Statistics can be applied just about everywhere, so I have an interest in a large number of areas, from broadband take-up, to breast cancer, to finger ratios and what they tell us about you.

Consultation times

Please e-mail me for an appointment.

Professional responsibilities

Chair, Statistical Education Section, Statistical Society of Australia

Chair, ANU Humanities and Social Sciences Delegated Ethical Research Committee

Co-Chair, Educational Fellowship Scheme Committee

Promoting Excellence Team Lead

Theory and Methods Editor, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics

Awards and Distinctions

1994 Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, School of Humanites and Sciences, Stanford University

1998 ANU Faculty of Economics and Commerce Award for Teaching Excellence

2000 ANU Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence

2007 Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (National Teaching Citation)

2007 Carrick Award for Teaching Excellence (National Teaching Award)

2012 ANU University Education Scholar