Professor Reginald Marsh BA, MA(Hons), Dip Tchg, PhD, AFBPsS, FSS, Biostatistician

Prof Reginald Marsh

Professor Marsh studied education and psychology and received BA, MA(Hons), Dip Tchg, and a PhD in epidemiology, from Victoria University of Wellington. He undertook post-graduate study in applied statistics at London University and held an ANZAC Fellowship at the Australian National University. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. He has worked extensively in the areas of education and health.

After working for the New Zealand Department of Education and the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, he moved to Victoria University of Wellington for 20 years, becoming Professor of Education (Psychology & Human Development) in conjunction with his role as a consultant psychologist to the New Zealand Department of Health. Professor Marsh retired early to move to Education & Psychology Professorships in Australia, Hong Kong, Malawi and Botswana, and then in Biostatistics in Malawi and at the Peoples University followed by Associate Professorships in Psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand, the latter in conjunction with his work at the GMRI.

Apart from his clinical positions Professor Marsh’s work focuses on aspects of research design and analysis. He has wide research interests, including mental measurement, human intelligence, child psychosis, tropical health, cardiovascular risk, and cancer, with over 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He also held editorial roles with various journals.