School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science

Dr Danielle Jade Roberts

Senior Lecturer

Dr Danielle Jade Roberts holds a PhD in Applied Statistics. She has vast experience in teaching, curriculum development, research and student supervision in applied statistics and data science. She takes a data-driven approach to solve real world problems using statistics, machine learning and technology, with a focus on public health and other societal challenges in resource-limited settings in Africa. Danielle’s extensive knowledge spans various statistical and data science techniques, including but not limited to joint models, spatial models, and both supervised and unsupervised learning models.

Her research aims to assist stakeholders and policymakers in optimizing the distribution of scarce resources through more focused strategies. She is one of the founding members of the newly formed network on Statistics Supervision in South Africa (StatSNetSA). She is a regular reviewer for international ISI journals and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the South African Statistical Association (SASA).

Research interests

  • Biostatistics
  • Public Health
  • Statistics Education
  • Machine Learning

Research profiles