Associate Professor Alan Branford

Academic Status

College of Science and Engineering

place Tonsley
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Alan Branford was born at Henley Beach near Adelaide, South Australia, in 1958. He was educated at Prince Alfred College and the University of Adelaide, graduating Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Science in Mathematics. Alan was awarded a PhD from the University of Cambridge, U.K., in Applied Probability in 1983. From 1984, he lectured Mathematics and Statistics at Flinders University in Adelaide, retiring as an Associate Professor in 2016.

Doctor of Philosophy (1983), Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Research expertise
Applied mathematics
Research interests
Probability Modelling
Analysis of Survival Data
Teaching interests

Summary of Teaching History

  • Extensive experience in curriculum development and development of teaching and learning practices
  • Mathematical Statistics: theoretical and applied probability and statistical science at all tertiary levels including at Honours, Coursework Masters and Doctoral levels
  • Service Teaching in Applied Statistics: designed to provide transferable skills, while being cognisant that the student clientele come from a number of specific client disciplines and are often initially resistant to the study of statistics
Supervisory interests
Applied statistics
Probability and games of chance
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Applied Statistics (2)
Associate supervisor: Applied Mathematics (3), Applied Statistics (1)
Expert for media contact
Analysis of Survival Data
Classification Theory
Probability and Games of Chance
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Media expertise
  • Gambling
  • Statistics
  • Analysis of Survival Data
  • Classification Theory
  • Probability and Games of Chance