Sam Hainsworth

Epidemiological modeller


Sam joined Burnet at the end of 2016 after completing undergraduate studies in statistics and computer science. Since then he has worked primarily in the development of the Optima Nutrition model. His current research interests include machine learning, statistical methods, optimisation and decision science.

Prior to joining Burnet, he was awarded a summer research scholarship at Monash University to investigate topics in percolation theory. During this time he also undertook an internship at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, performing statistical analysis of gait data.


  • 2016: BSc in Statistics, Monash University, Australia
  • 2012: BA (Hons) in Literature, University of Melbourne, Australia


  • 2016: Summer Research Scholarship recipient, Monash University
  • 2014 and 2015: Dean’s Fellow Award, Monash University
  • 2010: Member of Golden Key International Honours Society

Projects (1)

Current (1)

  • Optima Nutrition
    A quantitative tool to assist with the allocation of intervention budgets to minimise stunting in children.

Publications (2)

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