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Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Statistical modeling
  • Performance analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Data visualisation
  • Machine Learning

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About Graeme Spence

Graeme is a data scientist for the Game Insight Group, working jointly for Victoria University and Tennis Australia.

His areas of expertise are statistics, data visualisation and machine learning. Following on from a MSc in Applied Statistics (University of Oxford, UK), he held an NIHR Fellowship in Research Methods, working as a medical statistician in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. After the fellowship, Graeme worked in a data science consultancy, gaining industrial experience. Before his work in statistics and data science, Graeme had a research science background with a PhD in Chemistry.

Graeme’s role in the Game Insight Group is to apply advanced analytics to tennis – developing new metrics to measure performance and new ways to enhance understanding of the sport.


  • MSc (Hons) Applied Statistics, University of Oxford, 2015
  • PhD Inorganic Chemistry, University of Oxford, 2012
  • MSci (Hons) Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2008

Key publications

Year Citation
2017 Fanshawe, T. R., Shaw, L. F., & Spence, G. T. (171201). A large-scale assessment of temporal trends in meta-analyses using systematic review reports from the Cochrane Library. Research Synthesis Methods, 8(4), (404-415).

doi: 10.1002/jrsm.1238

2017 Plumb, A. A., Phillips, P., Spence, G., Mallett, S., Taylor, S. A., Halligan, S., & Fanshawe, T. (170801). Increasing Navigation Speed at Endoluminal CT Colonography Reduces Colonic Visualization and Polyp Identification. Radiology, 284(2), (413-422).

doi: 10.1148/radiol.2017162037

2016 Spence, G. T., Steinsaltz, D., & Fanshawe, T. R. (161220). A Bayesian approach to sequential metaanalysis. Statistics in Medicine, 35(29), (5356-5375).

doi: 10.1002/sim.7052

2016 Hayward, G. N., Fisher, R. FR., Spence, G. T., & Lasserson, D. S. (160901). Increase in antibiotic prescriptions in out-of-hours primary care in contrast to in-hours primary care prescriptions: service evaluation in a population of 600000 patients. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 71(9), (2612-2619).

doi: 10.1093/jac/dkw189

Research funding for the past 5 years

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Supervision of research students at VU

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