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Marijke Welvaert is an applied statistician with extensive experience in a wide variety of research domains. Focusing on the application of appropriate statistics and good statistical practice in research, she has worked with researchers in the fields of psychology, neuroimaging, ecology and sport science and medicine. She is the main developer of the R package neuRosim (www.r-project.org), a statistical evaluation tool for fMRI data and has published several papers on the evaluation of statistical practice. She previously held a position at the CSIRO, in which she was the lead investigator of a Plant Biosecurity funded project evaluating citizen science for biosecurity surveillance involving the Department of Agriculture and DAFWA. In her current role as statistician at UCRISE and the AIS, she provides statistical advice and training to sport and exercise scientists.

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Projects 2016 2018

Research Output 2008 2019

Acute carbohydrate ingestion does not influence the post-exercise iron-regulatory response in elite keto-adapted race walkers

McKay, A. K. A., Peeling, P., Pyne, D. B., Welvaert, M., Tee, N., Leckey, J. J., Sharma, A. P., Ross, M. L. R., Garvican-Lewis, L. A., van Swelm, R. P. L., Laarakkers, C. M. & Burke, L. M. 4 Jan 2019 In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Can the intensity of physical activity be accurately measured in older adults using questionnaires?

Northey, J. M., Rattray, B., Pumpa, K. L., Smee, D. J., Welvaert, M., Anstey, K. J. & Cherbuin, N. 10 Jan 2019 In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Surveys and Questionnaires
Sex Education
Linear Models

Oral supplementation of specific collagen peptides combined with calf-strengthening exercises enhances function and reduces pain in achilles tendinopathy patients

Praet, S. F. E., Purdam, C. R., Welvaert, M., Vlahovich, N., Lovell, G., Burke, L. M., Gaida, J. E., Manzanero, S., Hughes, D. & Waddington, G. 1 Jan 2019 In : Nutrients. 11, 1, 76

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
food web
Longitudinal Studies
Adipose Tissue
Photon Absorptiometry