Anna Fergusson

Professional Teaching Fellow
PhD Candidate
Department of Statistics
University of Auckland

Kia ora! I’m Anna and I’m obsessed with teaching, in particular with developing ways to introduce people to learning statistics and data science (specifically programming) that are inclusive, engaging, accessible, effective and fun! I’m a Lecturer within the Department of Statistics at the University of Auckland and I’m also completing a PhD with a focus on integrating data science within high school statistics in NZ.

Before joining the University of Auckland at the start of 2015, I was Director of Mathematics and Statistics at Avondale College for five years and a high school teacher for 12 years. I am interested in statistics and data science education, in particular curriculum and assessment design, and enjoy facilitating workshops to support professional development of statistics teachers. I have worked with the New Zealand Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority on the development of national assessment standards, tasks and teaching resources for statistics.

I also blog about how teaching statistics is awesome and you can find me over on Twitter.