Centre of Excellence for Mathematics
and Statistics of Complex Systems

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Centre staff are available at certain times of the year for work on small or large scale consulting projects.

Making the best use of our time

Assistance can be provided at any stage of a project. In order to derive maximum benefit, clients should make contact prior to commencement of the project. Useful advice can be given at this stage about statistical, mathematical and computing aspects of the research plan, including the design, method and analysis, anticipated results and their interpretation, and, estimated time involved in this component of the project. We offer advice on preparation of research grant proposals.


  • External Clients: $376 (incl GST) per hour*
  • University of Queensland Clients: $276 (incl GST) per hour*
*The first two hours are charged at half this rate.

Note: These rates may be subject to change, and, if you engage us through UniQuest, they may charge extra to meet their costs.

University of Queensland clients

In the case of honours and postgraduate students, the expectation is that their supervisors will provide the necessary funds. With University of Queensland staff and students, fees are sometimes waived if a written agreement can be obtained over joint authorship (where appropriate). Alternatively, we are happy to talk with supervisors about joint supervision of students (shared EFTSU).

Statistical consulting at the University of Queensland

Some faculties and institutes within the University of Queensland have their own statistical advisors, so you would be well advised to find out if one exists in your faculty and to make contact with them first.


For further information, please contact:

      Prof. Phil Pollett
      ARC Centre of Excellence for
        Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems
      Discipline of Mathematics
      University of Queensland
      Queensland 4072


A very special note for our own students

Occasionally our own students come across this page. To avoid any confusion, we hasten to point out that the consulting referred to on this page is different from the normal consulting our students are entitled to. If you are enrolled in any course which Centre staff coordinate, please visit them during their office hours. However, once you graduate and wish to contact us for professional help, you will be charged for our services.

The Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics
of Complex Systems is funded by the Australian Research
Council, with additional support from the Queensland
State Government and the University of Queensland