Dr Terry Neeman

PhD Mathematical Statistics (University of Virginia, USA), AStat

Dr. Terry Neeman is a consultant at the Statistical Consulting Unit (SCU). She has a broad background in applied statistics in the areas of experimental design, bioinformatics, clinical trials, epidemiology, survey sampling, meta-analysis and data analysis of complex experiments. She has mentored many PhD students in the College of Medicine, Biology and the Environment and the College of Arts and Social Sciences, both one-to-one and through statistics workshops targeted in specific disciplines.

Terry completed her PhD in mathematical statistics in 1995, and has since developed her career in diverse areas. She has worked at the US Food and Drug Administration as a statistician on clinical teams reviewing clinical trials and protocols, as well as the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) designing sample surveys, developing non-parametric smoothing models, and interactive web-based reporting systems. Terry also was principal statistician at a multinational contract research organisation that runs large multi-centre clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry. She also worked as a statistical consultant in epidemiology at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and volunteers as a statistical reviewer to the Cochrane Collaborative.

Since coming to the SCU in 2007, Terry has taken on the challenge of improving statistics education in the sciences, while pursuing a masters degree in Biology to better communicate statistics in a subject-specific idiom.  She has developed a series of statistics workshops aimed at honours biology students. She is a regular lecturer in the Masters programs in Biotechnology and Translational Medicine. She regularly collaborates with clinicians at Canberra Hospital and ANU medical students on clinical research projects.

Recent Publications

Fearon, A., Neeman, T., Smith, P., Scarvell, J. & Cook, J. (2017). Pain, not structural impairments may explain activity limitations in people with gluteal tendinopathy or hip osteoarthritis: A cross sectional study. Gait and Posture, 52: 237-243.

Gibbon, C. L., Holmes, H., Bragg, J. & Neeman, T. (2017). Asking the difficult questions: Building the capacity of community paediatricians to routinely enquire and respond to family violence. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, DOI: 10.1111/jpc.13704.

Hayes, A., Neeman, T., & Cooper, P.D. (2017). Overwintering survival of grapevine scale Parthenolecanium persicae (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in the Canberra region of Australia. Australian Entromology, DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12393.

Richardson, A., Neeman, T., Yoon, H., Haslett, S. (2017). Statistical response to issues with the determination of the troponin 99th percentile. Clinical Biochemistry. In Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2017.08.007.

Teoh, L., Mackay, I. M., Van Asperen, P. P., Acworth, J. P., Hurwitz, M., Upham, J. W., Siew, W. H., Wang, C. Y T., Sloots, T. P., Neeman, T. & Chang, A. B. (2017). Presence of atopy increase the risk of asthma relapse. Archives of Disease in Childhood. DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-312982.

Thurber, K., Banwell, C., Neeman, T., Dobbins, T., Pescud, M., Lovett, R. & Banks E. (2017). Understanding barriers to fruit and vegetable intake in the Australian Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children: a mixed-methods approach. Public Health Nutrition, 20(5): 832-847.

Thurber, K., Dobbins, T., Neeman, T., Banwell, C., and Banks, E. (2017). Body Mass Index trajectories of Indigenous Australian children, and relation to screen-time, diet, and demographic factors. Obesity, 25(4): 747-756.

Zhai, S., Gardiner, F., Neeman, T., Jones, B. & Gawarikar, Y. (2017). The Cost-Effectiveness of a Stroke Unit in Providing Enhanced Patient Outcomes in an Australian Teaching Hospital. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. In Press.

Zhu, Y., Neeman, T., Yap, V.B, Huttley, G.A. (2017). Statistical Methods for Identifying Sequence Motifs Affecting Point Mutations. Genetic, 205(2): 843-85, DOI: 10.1534/genetics.116.195677

Richardson, A., Neeman, T., Yoon, H., Haslett, S. (2017). Statistical response to issues with the determination of the troponin 99th percentile. Clinical Biochemistry. In Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2017.08.007.

Bisset, B., Leditschke, I., Neeman, T., Boots, R.J. & Paratz, J.D. (2016). Inspiratory muscle training to enhance recovery from mechanical ventilation: a randomised trial. Thorax, 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-208279.

Bissett, B., Green, M., Marzano, V., Byrne, S., Leditschke, I.A., Neeman, T., Boots, R. & Paratz, J. (2016). Reliability and utility of the Acute Care Index of Function in intensive care patients: An observational study. Heart & Lung, in press.

Kingston, M.J., Perriman, D.M., Neeman, T., Smith, P.N. & Webb, A.L. (2016). Contrast agent comparison for three-dimensional micro-CT angiography: A cadaveric study. Contrast Media Mol. Imaging, 11, 319-324.

Cochrane, A., Hoyle, G., Yates, C., Neeman, T. and Nicotra,A. (2016) Variation in plant functional traits across and within four species of Western Australian Banksia (Proteaceae) along a natural climate gradient, Australian Ecology, in press.

Neeman, T. (2015). Sample Size Calculations for Clustered and Longitudinal Outcomes in Clinical Research. Intl. Statistical Review, 83(3), 520-522.

Carroll, C.S.E., Altin, J.G., Neeman, T. & Fahrer, A.M. (2015). Repeated fine-needle aspiration of solid tumours in mice allows the identification of multiple infiltrating immune cell types. J. Immunological Methods, 425, 102-7.

Aouad, P., Hughes, A., Neeman, T. & Lueck, C. (2015). Accuracy of reporting the hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign as a function of clinical experience. Cerebrovascular Diseases, 5, 14-20.

Rodriguez, A., dos Santos Nunes, V., Mastronardi, C., Neeman, T. & Da Paz Filho, G. (2015). Association between circulating adipocytokine concentrations and microvascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled cross-sectional studies. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, online early(2015), 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2015.11.004

Trivedi, S., Neeman, T., Jackson, R.J., Ranasinghe, R., Jack, C. & Ranasinghe, C. (2015). Identification of biomarkers to measure HIV-specific mucosal and systemic CD8+ T-cell immunity using single cell Fluidigm 48.48 Dynamic arrays. Vaccine, online early.

Maitin-Casalis, N., Neeman, T. & Thomson, A. (2015). Protective effect of advanced age on post-ERCP pancreatitis and unplanned hospitalisation. Internal Medicine Journal, 45(10), 1020-25.

Palamara, D., Neeman, T., Golab, A.N. & Sheppard, A. (2015). A statistical analysis of the effects of pressure, temperature and salinity on contact angles in CO2 brine-quartz systems. Intl. J. Greenhouse Gas Control, 42, 516-24.

Mastronardi, C., Whittle, B., Tunningley, R. & Neeman, T. (2015). The use of dried blood spot sampling for the measurement of HbA1c: A cross-sectional study. BMC Clinical Pathology, online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12907-015-0013-5.

Fearon, A., Scarvell, J., Smith, P., Neeman, T., Ganderton, C., Nash, C. & Cook, J.L. (2015). Development and validation of a VISA tendinopathy questionnaire for greater trochanteric pain syndrome, the VISA-G, Manual Therapy, online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2015.03.009.

Bissett, B., Leditschke, I.A., Neeman, T., Boots, R. & Paratz, J. (2015) Weaned but weary: One third of adult intensive care patients mechanically ventilated for 7 days or more have impaired inspiratory muscle endurance after successful weaning. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, DOI:10.1016/j.hrtlng.2014.10.001.

Rodríguez, A.J., Neeman, T., Giles, A.G., Mastronardi, C.A. & Paz-Filho, G. (2014) Leptin replacement therapy for the treatment of non-HAART associated lipodystrophy syndromes: a meta-analysis into the effects of leptin on metabolic and hepatic endpoints. Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia & Metabologia, 58(8), 783-797.

Giuliano, T., Torloni, M.R., Salani, B., Neeman, T. & Riera, R. (2014). Breast surgery for metastatic breast cancer (Protocol), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9, 1-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011276.

Au, J., Perriman, D.M., Neeman, T.M. & Smith, P.N. (2014) Standing or supine x-rays after total hip replacement - when is the safe zone not safe?. HIP International, (to appear).

Parakh, S., Piggin, A., Neeman, T., Mitchell, I., Crispin, P. & Davis, A. (2014) Outcomes of Haematology/Oncology patients admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at The Canberra Hospital (TCH). Internal Medicine Journal, 44(11), 1087-1094.

Furuya, Y.A., Wijesundar, D.K.B, Neeman, T.C. & Metzger, D.W.A (2014) Use and misuse of statistical significance in survival analyses, mBio , 5 .

Rajapakse, B.N., Neeman, T. & Buckley, N.A. (2014) Effect of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) point-of-care testing in OP poisoning on knowledge, attitudes and practices of treating physicians in Sri Lanka. BMC Health Services Research, 14(104).

Fearon et al. (2014) Greater trochanteric pain syndrome negatively affects work, physical activity and quality of life: a case control study. Jounral of Arthroplasty 29(2), 383-386.

Brawata, R.L., Raupach, T.H. and Neeman T.M. (2013) Techniques for monitoring carnivore behavior using automatic thermal video. Wildlife Society Bulletin, DOI: 10.1002/wsb.315.

Eisenberg, K., Dahlstrom, J., Carnovale, A., Neeman, T. and Elwood, D. (2013) Gender awareness in a medical curriculum: surveying final year students undertaking Women's Health rotation. Medical Teacher, 1, Article ID:786818.

Nusa, D., Harvey, I., Almansouri, A.Y., Abdulrahman, Y., Wright, S., Neeman, T.M., Ahmad, O., Hughes, A. and Lueck, C.J. (2013) An assessment of point-of-care measurement of INR using the Coaguchek®XS Plus system in the setting of acute ischaemic stroke. Internal Medicine Journal, (early view).

Fearon, A. and Neeman, T. (2012) The relationship of femoral neck shaft angle and adiposity to greater trochanteric pain syndrome in woman. A case control morphology and anthropometric study. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46, 888-892.

Fearon, A.M., Scarvell, J.M., Neeman, T., Cook, J.L., Cormick, W. and Smith, P.N. (2012) Greater trochanteric pain syndrome: defining the clinical syndrome. British Journal of Sports Medicine, DOI:10.1136/bjsports-2012-091565

Hughes, A., Ahmed, O. and Neeman, T. (2012) The role of cardiac disease parameters in predicting the results of Holter monitoring in patients with acute ischaemic stroke. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 19,965-968.

Littleton, S., Hughes, D., Poustie, S., et al. (2012) An early intervention programme had no detectable influence on the health status of people with musculoskeletal injuries following road traffic crashes: Comparative study. Injury: International Journal of the Care of the Injured, Epub, 1-8.

Brawata, R. and Neeman, T. (2011) Is water the key? Dingo management, intraguild interactions and predator distribution around water points in arid Australia. Wildlife Research, 38, 426-436.

Diarsvitri, W., Utomo, I., Neeman, T. and McDonald, P. (2011) Beyond sexual desire and curiosity: sexuality among senior high school students and implications for HIV prevention. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 13, 1047-1060.

Palmer, M., Nguyen, T., Neeman, T., Berry, H., Hull, T. and Harley, D. (2011) Health care utilization, cost burden and coping strategies by disability status: an analysis of the Viet Nam National Health Survey. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 26, 151-68.

Perriman, D.M, Scarvell, J.M., Waddington, G.S., Lueck, C.J., Hughes, A.R., Neeman, T.M. and Smith, P.N. (2011) Ultrasound assessment of the anatomical validity of T3 and L4 as sEMG recording sites. Journal of Biomechanics, 44, 1025-1030.