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Michael O'Shea

Senior Consultant
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Michael is a consultant and mathematician with experience as an analyst, research assistant, and tutor in mathematics and economics. His skills and experience in statistical modelling complement a strong understanding of organisational strategy and finance.

His career has spanned all the way from the Australian swimming team to government departments and large member-based organisations. He is particularly interested in renewable energy and the environment.

Influential work

  • Managed a project to create state-wide health reports on patient outcomes, leading to improved health decisions across Primary Health Networks
  • Worked with the Queensland Government and other stakeholders to support the review of over $300 million in reform initiatives
  • Developed predictive statistical models for the Australian Olympic swimming team to assist with team selection and ordering decisions
  • Modelled the international student pricing strategy for a Go8 university, combining economic theory, statistical methods and internal strategy to arrive at an optimal solution
  • Supported Study Queensland to create a post COVID-19 international marketing strategy.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Michael has worked at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS), a professional services firm and an Australian health start-up. His work has primarily involved recommendations in data heavy contexts, using statistical tools and techniques to address business and other problems.

Michael was a community consultant for Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Big Lift, working towards Indigenous reconciliation; and was Vice President and a philanthropy coordinator for the science and engineering alumni of the Dean’s Scholars at QUT. He studied at QUT as a Vice-Chancellor’s and Dean’s scholar.

In his spare time...

Michael enjoys playing football and board games, stand-up comedy and reading. He also enjoys exploring beaches and waterfalls.

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