Our Projects

Insight RSA staff have worked with a range of clients including the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, the Queensland Ambulance Service, SeqWater, and research groups at the University of Queensland.

Brief details about some of our projects are shown below.


Queensland Ambulance Service

2017 - Present

Mark leads a research group at the University of Queensland conducting analysis of incident reports collated by the Queensland Ambulance Service. The QAS visits approximately 700,000 incidents per year where QAS staff complete a report detailing each incident. This project involves text analytics, market segmentation, and spatial mapping (GIS).

Household Electricity Usage across Australia

2017 - Present

Mark leads a research group at the University of Queensland that are exploring the variation in household electricity usage across Australia as a function of geographic location, family structure and lifestyle, and other key demographic variables. This work is being conducted using the HILDA (Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia) survey, where HILDA has followed approximately 14,000 individuals each year since 2001 to the present. This project involves regression and mixed effects analysis, market segmentation, scale development, and spatial mapping (GIS).

Online Sample Size Calculator

2017 - Present

Mark leads a research group at the University of Queensland that are creating an online sample size calculator in R. This software will be used by managers of medical trials who wish to know how many patients to enrol in their trials. This work is being conducted in partnership with research collaborators at Harvard University. This project uses R for developing a web interface and for the mathematical equations involved (2017 to present).

SeqWater

2017

Insight has developed software for SeqWater (where SeqWater monitors the water quality of all 28 water reservoirs in South-East Queensland). This project uses R for developing a web interface and for statistical analysis using time-series data.

Positive Parenting Program

2016 - 2017

Insight has previously evaluated the delivery of the Positive Parenting Program for the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. This included the collection and analysis of data from 140,000 parents and 1000 practitioners (psychologists) involved in the program. This project involves survey design, statistical analysis, and focus groups.