Dr Patricia Menéndez is a Lecturer at the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University Business School.

Patricia’s training is in mathematics and Statistics and she received her PhD from ETH Zurich in Switzerland. Since completing her PhD she has held academic positions at Wageningen University, University of New South Wales and the University of Queensland. Before joining the department she has also worked outside academia as a statistician/research scientist for the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, and for the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Patricia has experience working on multidisciplinary projects to answer research and policy-making questions in the fields of climate change, environmental and marine sciences besides criminology. She has expertise in developing and applying statistical methodology and computational methods as well as providing statistical training. She is very passionate about the application and development of statistical methodology to solve real-life problems and bringing statistical knowledge closer to other disciplines.

Her research interests include statistical methods for time series, computational statistics, machine learning, data visualisation tools and data science.