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Dr Paul Rippon

Lecturer

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Statistics)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
Goodness of fit, total quality management, statistical process control.

Teaching Expertise
Over 10 years experience in teaching applied statistics to students in a wide range of disciplines and teaching statistical theory to BSc, BMath and postgraduate students. Facilitated development of Statistics major in BMath and BSc degrees. Demonstrated expertise in on-line teaching tools and development of course materials.

Collaborations
Statistical process control, Industrial statistics, Evolutionary operation, Total quality management.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Eng ) (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma in Computer Science, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma in Mathematical Studies, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • statistics

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/1/1995 - 1/9/1999 Technical Manager Ironmaking BHP Steel, Newcastle Steelworks
Operations Management and Improvement
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Gould J, Clulow J, Rippon P, Doody JS, Clulow S, 'Complex trade-offs in oviposition site selection in a cannibalistic frog', Animal Behaviour, 175 75-86 (2021) [C1]

For oviparous animals such as amphibians, the presence or absence of conspecifics can influence site selection, with each life history stage potentially influencing the decision-m... [more]

For oviparous animals such as amphibians, the presence or absence of conspecifics can influence site selection, with each life history stage potentially influencing the decision-making process in a different manner. In the present study, we tested the effect of conspecific life history stage on oviposition site selection in the sandpaper frog, Lechriodus fletcheri. We quantified preferences for spawning in pools that were unused by conspecifics, as well as pools with conspecific spawn or tadpoles present, or both. The study included two ecological contexts: a system of naturally occurring breeding pools and a field experiment with 40 artificial pools that controlled for habitat variation. Mothers preferred to oviposit in pools that already contained conspecific spawn, despite the likelihood of intense resource competition upon offspring hatching. This could be due to the potential benefits obtained by providing offspring access to a significant nutrient supply upon hatching via cannibalism of conspecific tadpoles and might be an important adaptation for completing tadpole development in highly ephemeral and resource-limited pools prior to desiccation. In contrast, mothers avoided ovipositing in pools with conspecific tadpoles, a probable adaptation to avoid their own offspring from becoming victims of cannibalism themselves prior to hatching. Such nuances in the effect of conspecific presence on offspring survival highlight the often complex decision-making process that amphibians need to make when selecting oviposition sites, as well as the influence cannibalism can have on the evolution of reproductive behaviour.

DOI 10.1016/j.anbehav.2021.02.021
Co-authors Simon Clulow, John Clulow, John Gould
2013 Moody S, Goh H, Bielanowicz A, Rippon P, Loveland KL, Itman C, 'Prepubertal mouse testis growth and maturation and androgen production are acutely sensitive to di-n-butyl phthalate', Endocrinology, 154 3460-3475 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1210/en.2012-2227
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 38
2010 Rippon PG, Rayner JC, 'Generalised score and Wald tests', Advances in Decision Sciences, 2010 Article ID 292013 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1155/2010/292013
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors John Rayner
2008 Haynes M, Mengersen K, Rippon PG, 'Generalized control charts for non-normal data using g-and-k distributions', Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation, 37 1881-1903 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03610910802255170
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Rippon PG, Mengersen KL, 'Bayesian Modelling for Machine Learning', Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (2005) [D2]

Conference (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Stojanovski E, Rippon PG, 'Assessment of mathematical background of students in a first year service delivery statistics course', Handbook. Australian Statistical Conference, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Elizabeth Stojanovski
2011 Rippon PG, Rayner JC, 'Assessing Poisson and logistic regression models using smooth tests', Proceedings of the 4th Applied Statistics Education and Research Collaboration (ASEARC) Conference, Parramatta, NSW (2011) [E1]
Co-authors John Rayner
2010 Rippon PG, 'Assessing generalized linear models using smooth tests', Australian Statistical Conference (ASC2010) - Statistics in the West: Understanding our World. Program and Abstracts, Fremantle, WA (2010) [E3]
2009 Rayner JC, Rippon PG, 'Testing the poisson regression model', ASEARC: Proceedings of the Third Annual ASEARC Research Conference, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]
Co-authors John Rayner
2006 Haynes M, Mengersen K, Rippon PG, 'Generalised control charts for non-normal data using g-and-k distributions', The 55th Session of the International Statistical Institute: Proceedings, Sydney, Australia (2006) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $29,605

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20051 grants / $29,380

2005 RIBG allocation$29,380

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Paul Rippon
Scheme Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185841
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $225

XXIInd International Biometric Conference/Aust Statistical Conference 2004, 11-16 July 2004, Cairns$225

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Paul Rippon
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184488
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Dr Paul Rippon

Positions

Lecturer
Statistical Support Service
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Casual Statistician
Statistical Support Service
School of Education
College of Human and Social Futures

Focus area

Statistics

Contact Details

Email paul.rippon@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4055 3460
Fax (02) 4921 6898

Office

Room SR-116
Building SR Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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