He has successfully applied these skills to improve strategy, modelling and management of key public systems and resources throughout Australia and the United States. Athol holds a PhD in applied mathematical modelling and has a passion for evidence-based policy and decision-making. He has over 15 years of experience applying scientific rigour to important management questions that require timely real-world solutions.
Before joining Nous, Athol was Managing Director at Mezo Research, a small consulting company specialising in modelling and analytics. Prior to that he held senior research roles with government and scientific agencies in Australia and the United States. His work has been published in dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles and scientific reports.
Athol holds a PhD in Applied Mathematical Modelling and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from The University of Melbourne. Whilst mostly applying these skills to his working roles, Athol has also combined his love of sports with modelling of sporting leagues, their draft systems, and labour dynamics. His co-authored work has been published in sports economics journals and even a book.
Athol enjoys swimming, playing tennis, fishing, and following Australian Rules football. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and children, especially travelling and visiting family together in regional Victoria.