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Dr Barry McDonald

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 64-9-4140800 extension 41039
    Location: 3.11, IIMS
    Campus: Albany

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Biostatistical and societal applications of statistics

Research Opportunities

  • Demography of religion  (1/6/2006) ongoing interest
  • Modeling industrial processes  (1/2/2004) ongoing interest
  • Nutrition / health research  (2/2/1994) ongoing interest
  • Biostatistical Modelling  (2/2/1994) Regression modelling and model assessment for categorical response models

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Applied Statistics (010401): Biostatistics (010402): Mathematical Sciences (010000): Statistics (010400)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 1

Research Outputs

Journal

McDonald, BW., Hall, L., & Zhang, XP. (2017). Who is most likely to offend in my store now? Statistical steps towards retail crime prevention with Auror. ANZIAM Journal : Electronic Supplement. 57(Proceedings of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group), M289--M331 Retrieved from https://journal.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (2017). Religious Switchers: Data on Religious Change in New Zealand. Archives of Data Science Series A. 2(1), 1-20 Retrieved from http://www.archivesofdatascience.org/journals/series_a/publications
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Cairncross, CT., Stonehouse, W., Conlon, CA., Grant, CC., McDonald, B., Houghton, LA., . . . von Hurst, PR. (2017). Predictors of vitamin D status in New Zealand preschool children. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 13(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Coad, J., Conlon, C., McDonald, B., Von Hurst, P.
Whiddett, D., Hunter, I., McDonald, B., Norris, T., & Waldon, J. (2016). Consent and widespread access to personal health information for the delivery of care: A large scale telephone survey of consumers' attitudes using vignettes in New Zealand. BMJ Open. 6(8)
[Journal article]Authored by: Hunter, I., McDonald, B., Whiddett, R.
Cairncross, C., Grant, C., Stonehouse, W., Conlon, C., McDonald, B., Houghton, L., . . . von Hurst, P. (2016). The relationship between vitamin D status and allergic diseases in New Zealand preschool children. Nutrients. 8(6)
[Journal article]Authored by: Coad, J., Conlon, C., McDonald, B., Von Hurst, P.
McDonald, BW. (2014). Prediction intervals for power generation from multiple wind farms. ANZIAM Journal. 55, C448-C463 Retrieved from http://journal.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ/article/view/7804/1844
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW., Pudney, P., & Rong, J. (2014). Pattern recognition and segmentation of smart meter data. ANZIAM Journal. 54, 105-150 Retrieved from http://journal.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ/article/view/6743/1795
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Watson, PEL., & McDonald, BWI. (2014). Water and nutrient intake in pregnant New Zealand women: association with wheeze in their infants at 18 months. Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition. 23(4), 660-670
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Whiten, B., McDonald, B., & Bedford, R. (2011). Modelling power output from correlated wind farms. ANZIAM Journal. 53(SUPPL)
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Watson, PE., & McDonald, BW. (2013). Subcutaneous body fat in pregnant New Zealand women: Association with wheeze in their infants at 18 months. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 17(5), 959-967
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Whiten, B., McDonald, B., & Drovandi, C. (2010). Taxonomic analysis of marine phytoplankton. ANZIAM Journal. 52
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Watson, PE., & McDonald, BW. (2010). The association of maternal diet and dietary supplement intake in pregnant New Zealand women with infant birthweight. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 64(2), 184-193
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, B., Hastie, G., & Wake, G. (2009). Estimating the lifetime of marine concrete. ANZIAM Journal. 51(SUPPL.)
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B., Wake, G.
Watson, PE., & McDonald, BW. (2009). Major influences on nutrient intake in pregnant new Zealand women. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 13(5), 695-706
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Hunter, IM., Whiddett, RJ., Norris, A., McDonald, BW., & Waldon, JA. (2009). New Zealanders' attitudes towards access to their electronic health records: Preliminary results from a national study using vignettes. Health Informatics Journal. 15(3), 212-228
[Journal article]Authored by: Hunter, I., McDonald, B., Whiddett, R.
Hunter, I., Whiddett, R., Norris, T., McDonald, B., & Waldon, J. (2009). Information sharing using information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the wider primary care team. Journal on Information Technology in Healthcare. 7(4), 222-232
[Journal article]Authored by: Hunter, I., McDonald, B., Whiddett, R.
Watson, PE., & McDonald, BW. (2007). Activity levels in pregnant New Zealand women: Relationship with socioeconomic factors, well-being, anthropometric measures, and birth outcome. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 32(4), 733-742
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Watson, PE., & McDonald, BW. (2007). Seasonal variation of nutrient intake in pregnancy: Effects on infant measures and possible influence on diseases related to season of birth. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 61(11), 1271-1280
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Laslett, M., McDonald, B., Aprill, CN., Tropp, H., & Oberg, B. (2006). Clinical predictors of screening lumbar zygapophyseal joint blocks: development of clinical prediction rules. Spine Journal. 6(4), 370-379
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Laslett, M., Aprill, CN., & McDonald, B. (2006). Provocation Sacroiliac Joint Tests Have Validity in the Diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint Pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 87(6), 874
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Marcinkowski, K., & McDonald, BW. (2006). Changing blood transfusion practice in elective joint arthroplasty: A nursing initiative. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand. 22(3), 15-21
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Laslett, M., Aprill, CN., McDonald, B., & Öberg, B. (2006). Clinical predictors of lumbar provocation discography: A study of clinical predictors of lumbar provocation discography. European Spine Journal. 15(10), 1473-1484
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Laslett, M., McDonald, B., Tropp, H., Aprill, CN., & Öberg, B. (2005). Agreement between diagnoses reached by clinical examination and available reference standards: A prospective study of 216 patients with lumbopelvic pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 6
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Laslett, M., Öberg, B., Aprill, CN., & McDonald, B. (2005). Centralization as a predictor of provocation discography results in chronic low back pain, and the influence of disability and distress on diagnostic power. Spine Journal. 5(4), 370-380
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Laslett, M., Aprill, CN., McDonald, B., & Young, SB. (2005). Diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint Pain: Validity of individual provocation tests and composites of tests. Manual Therapy. 10(3), 207-218
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Laslett, M., Öberg, B., Aprill, CN., & McDonald, B. (2004). Zygapophysial joint blocks in chronic low back pain: A test of Revel's model as a screening test. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 5
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Aprill, C., Laslett, M., & McDonald, B. (2003). Untitled. SPINE. 28(12), 1347-1348
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (2003). Analysis of the last page. Research Letters in the Information and Mathematical Sciences. 4, 55-65
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Aprill, CN., Laslett, M., & McDonald, BW. (2003). Letters. Spine: An International Journal for the Study of the Spine. 28(12), 1347-1348
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (2003). Statistical 'maps' of the party vote: 2002 New Zealand election. Research Letters in the Information and Mathematical Sciences. 4, 67-78
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Laslett, M., Young, SB., Aprill, CN., & McDonald, B. (2003). Diagnosing painful sacroiliac joints: A validity study of a McKenzie evaluation and sacroiliac provocation tests. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy. 49(2), 89-97
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (2002). A teaching note on Cook's Distance - A Guideline. Research Letters in the Information and Mathematical Sciences. 3, 127-128
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (2000). Meditation on a statistic. Chance. 13(4), 7
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (1994). Two random effects models for multivariate binary data. Biometrics. 50(1), 164-172
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW., & Pack, ARC. (1990). Concepts determining statistical analysis of dental data. Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 17(3), 153-158
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Pack, ARC., Coxhead, LJ., & McDonald, BW. (1990). The prevalence of overhanging margins in posterior amalgam restorations and periodontal consequences. Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 17(3), 145-152
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Larking, PW., McDonald, BW., Taylor, ML., & Kirkland, AD. (1987). Urine glycosaminoglycans in a reference population: Effects of age, body surface area, and postmenopausal status. Biochemical Medicine and Metabolic Biology. 37(2), 246-254
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Rutherford, JD., Whitlock, RML., McDonald, BW., Barratt-Boyes, BG., & Kerr, AR. (1986). Multivariate analysis of the long-term results of coronary artery bypass grafting performed during 1976 and 1977. The American Journal of Cardiology. 57(15), 1264-1267
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Skegg, K., Skegg, DCG., & McDonald, BW. (1986). Is there seasonal variation in the prescribing of antidepressants in the community?. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 40(4), 285-288
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.
RUTHERFORD, JD., WHITLOCK, RM., MCDONALD, BW., BARRATTBOYES, BG., & KERR, AR. (1985). FACTORS PREDICTIVE OF LATE DEATH FOLLOWING CORONARY-ARTERY SURGERY. CIRCULATION. 72(4), 397-397
[Journal article]Authored by: McDonald, B.

Report

Hide, S., Tappin, D., & McDonald, B.(2009). Construction initiative: Evaluation of the 2005-2007 ACC injury and claim descriptions for house construction workers. (Report No. 10 (3)).
[Technical Report]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW.(2004). Regression analysis of wind farm data. Auckland, NZ: Auckland University, Department of Mathematics
[Technical Report]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Watson, P., Rush, E., Wall, CR., O'Brien, MJ., McDonald, BW., Stewart, E., . . . Wright, H. (2003). Development and pretesting of methodologies for the children's nutrition survey. Uniservices, Auckland University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: McDonald, B.

Conference

Whiddett, RJ., hunter, I., Mcdonald, B., norris, A., & Waldon, J. (2017). User acceptance of Electronic Health Records: the relationship between comfort levels and consent. , 31 Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hunter, I., McDonald, B., Whiddett, R.
Whiddett, R., Hunter, I., McDonald, BW., Norris, A., & Waldon, J. (2017). User acceptance of Electronic Health Records: the relationship between comfort levels and consent. Poster session presented at the meeting of EHPS 2017 31st annual conference of European Health Psychology Society. University of Padua
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Hunter, I., McDonald, B., Whiddett, R.
Crownshaw, T., McDonald, BW., Van-Brunt, A., Hossain, MM., Saeki, O., Hirose, K., . . . Coda, S. (2016). Challenge 1 Transpower: Inter-regional variability of solar irradiance and implications for future solar PV generation on the New Zealand power system. In M. Koiso, Y. Ninomiya, & M. Yamamoto (Eds.) MI Lecture Note Series. Vol. Study Group Workshop 2016 Abstract, Lecture & Report (pp. 21 - 31). Kyushu Univerisity: Study Group Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Crownshaw, T., & McDonald, BW. (2016). Challenge 1 : Transpower. In M. Koiso, Y. Ninomiya, & M. Yamamoto (Eds.) MI Lecture Note Series. Vol. 71 (pp. 4 - 20). Kyushu University: Study Group Workshop 2016
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (2015, September). Demography of religion – the example of New Zealand. Presented at SIS2015 Statistical Conference: Statistics and Demography: the Legacy of Corrado Gini. Treviso - Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (2015, September). Movers and Stayers in a Religious Marketplace. Presented at European Conference on Data Analysis. University of Essex.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (2015). Demography of religion – the example of New Zealand. In C. Crocetta (Ed.) Statistics and Demography: the Legacy of Corrado Gini. (pp. 1 - 6). Foggia, Italy: SIS2015 Statistical Conference: Statistics and Demography: the Legacy of Corrado Gini
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Cairncross, CT., Stonehouse, W., Conlon, CA., McDonald, B., Grant, CC., Eyles, D., . . . Von Hurst, PR. (2015). FACTORS AFFECTING WINTER VITAMIN D STATUS IN NEW ZEALAND PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN. , 18th Vitamin D Workshop
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Coad, J., Conlon, C., McDonald, B., Von Hurst, P.
McDonald, BW. (2014, November). Shifting allegiances: the changes in denominational affiliation. Presented at Combined Australian and New Zealand Religious History Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (2014, July). Modeling the changing demographics of religion. Presented at ASC-IMS joint Australian Statistical Conference and Institute of Mathematical Statistics conference. Sydney, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Whiddett, RJ., Hunter, I., McDonald, B., Norris, T., & Waldon, J. (2014). Trust and perceived risk as determinants of peoples willingness to share personal health information. , 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hunter, I., McDonald, B., Whiddett, R.
Whiddett, RJ., Hunter, I., Norris, T., McDonald, B., & Waldon, J. (2012). Theoretical modelling of trust and risk in the context of personal health information. , Seventh International Conference on Interdiscplinary Social Sciences: Common Ground
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hunter, I., McDonald, B., Whiddett, R.
McDonald, BW. (2012, November). Taking the numbers on faith?. Presented at NZ Statistical Association conference. Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Wang, L., McDonald, BW., & Wake, G. (2012). Estimation and identifiability for a dynamic model of maternal nutrition and fetal growth in sheep. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Applied Statistics Conference. Queenstown, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (2012, July). Correlated wind farms and extremes of total power generation. Presented at Australian Statistical Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW., Whiten, W., Bedford, R., & Edwards, C. (2011). Allowing for ‘worst case’ wind farms correlations in delivering secure power system operations. In JJ. Shepherd, A. Stacey, & AJ. Roberts (Eds.) Proceedings of Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2011, Equation-free summaries, ANZIAM Journal (Electronic Supplement). Vol. 53Canberra: Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2011
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (2011, August). Correlated Winds and the Risk of Extreme Power Fluctuations. Presented at New Zealand Statistical Association Conference 2011. Universitry of Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (2010, September). Trends in Personal Spirituality with Age. Presented at Looking to the Future. Massey University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (2009, December). Estimating the lifetime of marine concrete. Presented at 9th Engineering Mathematics Association Conference. University of Adelaide.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Lineham, P., & McDonald, BW. (2009, November). Patterns of Church Going in New Zealand. Trends and their Significance.. Presented at At Practical and Pastoral Theology in Aotearoa New Zealand. . Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lineham, P., McDonald, B.
Whiddett, R., Hunter, I., Norris, T., McDonald, B., & Waldon, J.A model of patients' attitudes in E-health.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McDonald, B., Whiddett, R.
Whiddett, RJ., Hunter, IM., Norris, AC., McDonald, BW., & Waldon, JA. (2009). A model of patients attitudes in E-health. In 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems(pp. 25 - 25). , 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2009: Monash University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hunter, I., McDonald, B., Whiddett, R.
Whiddett, R., Hunter, I., Norris, T., McDonald, B., & Waldon, J. (2009). A model of patients' attitudes in e-health. 12th Australian Conference on Knowledge Management and Intelligent Decision Support, ACKMIDS 09 and 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2009. (pp. 111 - 120).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hunter, I., McDonald, B., Whiddett, R.
Hunter, IM., Whiddett, RJ., Norris, AC., McDonald, BW., & Waldon, JA. (2009). Information sharing using information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the wider primary care team. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICICTH). (pp. 102 - 110).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hunter, I., McDonald, B., Whiddett, R.
Hunter, IM., Norris, AC., Whiddett, RJ., Waldon, JA., & McDonald, BW. (2008, May). The current health care information environment in New Zealand: Patient attitudes towards sharing health information. Presented at 7th Annual Electronic Health Records Summit. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hunter, I., McDonald, B., Whiddett, R.
Hunter, IM., Whiddett, RJ., Norris, AC., McDonald, BW., & Waldon, JA. (2008). New Zealanders' attitudes towards access to electronic health records - preliminary results from a national study using vignettes. Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium for Health Information Management Research (ISHIMR). (pp. 99 - 112).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hunter, I., McDonald, B., Whiddett, R.
McDonald, BW., Fowkes, N., & Bilton, P. (2007). Predicting the effects of agricultural land management change on soil quality and productivity. In G. Wake (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2006 Mathematics-In-Industry Study Group. (pp. 87 - 122).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (2006, July). Coefficients of Determination for Binary Response Regression. Presented at ASC/NZSA 2006 Statistical Connections. Sky City conference centre, Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McDonald, B.
McDonald, BW. (2003, July). Applying multidimensional scaling to the party vote: 2002 New Zealand election. Presented at New Zealand Statistical Conference. Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Mathew, S., Watson, P., McDonald, BW., & Kitson, KE. (2001). Profile of some micronutrient intakes in pregnant women who consumed alcohol prior to and during pregnancy. In Pediatric Research Vol. 50 (pp. 36A - 36A). Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins Co
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: McDonald, B.

Other

McDonald, BW. (2014, March). Religious results from the 2013 Census and recent surveys. In National Church Leaders’ Aotearoa New Zealand (NCLANZ)..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Hunter, IM., Norris, AC., Whiddett, RJ., Waldon, JA., & McDonald, BW. (2008, February). Better care, without compromising privacy -the consumers' viewpoint. In Heath Informatics NZ Seminar, Beginning to Understand Health Information Privacy. Presented at Wellington, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hunter, I., McDonald, B., Whiddett, R.
McDonald, BW. (2001, May). How well does a logistic regression model explain the data?. : Statistics Group of HSRG.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: McDonald, B.
Whiddett, RJ., Hunter, I., Norris, T., McDonald, B., & Waldon, J.Towards a Model of Patients’ Attitudes to Sharing their Personal Health Information.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: McDonald, B., Whiddett, R.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • 2004-6, 2010-12 - Maths in Industry Study Group
    Modelling industrial / environmental data
  • 1997-2013 - Massey University
    Modelling maternal nutrition and birth outcome

Languages

  • English
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Sheng Gong - PhD
    Non Stationary Extreme Values and Related Phenomena

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

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