Liza Bolton

Liza Bolton
University of Auckland · Department of Statistics

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Introduction
Death seems pretty certain, but how and when we die has a lot to do with how we've lived. I'm looking at social and economic conditions during people's lives and trying to understand how they are associated with mortality. More specifically: 1. how these factors influence us across our lives, 2: how we can explain the mortality inequalities between ethnicities in Aotearoa, and 3: if social and cultural support can help us live longer.
Additional affiliations
February 2014 - present
University of Auckland
Position
  • Tutor
Description
  • I teach small classroom tutorials to help students practice what they have learned in lectures.
November 2013 - March 2014
University of Auckland
Position
  • Summer Scholar
Description
  • With supervisor Professor Bill Barton I used factor analysis to examine Likert scale response data on student attitudes to Mathematics.
November 2012 - March 2013
University of Auckland
Position
  • Summer Scholar
Description
  • With supervisor Mark Holmes I used Java to programme an interactive simulation of a two-dimensional particle system.
Education
March 2015 - August 2018
University of Auckland
Field of study
  • Statistics
February 2014 - November 2014
University of Auckland
Field of study
  • Statistics
February 2011 - November 2013
University of Auckland
Field of study
  • Mathematics and Statistics

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Publications (3)
Conference Paper
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The amount, availability, diversity and complexity of modern data means that students now require a wider range of data-related knowledge and skills. We present our initial attempts at increasing student awareness of what can be learned from modern data, within the context of working with large classes (n ≈ 450) made up of students from diverse maj...
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Socioeconomic status (SES) has been shown to be related to mortality in a range of contexts. Low SES tends to increase mortality risk, but how exposure patterns across the life-course are related to mortality is not well understood, and have not been explored in the New Zealand context. This research uses New Zealand longitudinal census data to exp...
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Aotearoa New Zealand has a long and rich history of migration from Asia, but this is also a history fraught with social and political tensions. Asians comprised around 10% of the usually resident population in 2006 (Statistics New Zealand, 2008) and were listed as the fastest growing ethnic group in the most recent National Ethnic Population Projec...

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