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Neil Watson

Neil Watson

Mr Neil Watson

Dept. of Statistical Sciences
Operational Research for Development
TitleMr
NameNeil Watson
Work Postal AddressDept. of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7701, South Africa
Work Telephone021 650 4017
Primary Email
InstitutionUniversity of Cape Town
FacultyFaculty of Science
DepartmentDept. of Statistical Sciences

Qualifications

  • PhD; Statistics; University of Cape Town; -
  • BSc with Distinction; Yes; Mathematical Statistics; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2017
  • BSc Hons with Distinction; Yes; Statistics; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2017
  • MSc ORD with Distinction; Yes; Operational Research in Development; University of Cape Town; 2017
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education with Distinction; Yes; Education; University of South Africa; 2017

Employment Profile

  • University of Cape Town; Lecturer; Jan 2013
  • Bishops Diocesan College; Mathematics Teacher; Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

Institutional Leadership

  • University of Cape Town; Health and Safety; Level: University; Role: Statistical Sciences Departmental Representative; 2014 -
  • University of Cape Town; Department of Statistical Sciences; Level: University; Role: Tutor coordinator; 2017 -

Formal Courses

  • University of Cape Town; STA1000S; "Introductory Statistics"; 2014, 2015, 2016
  • University of Cape Town; STA2020F; "Applied Statistics"; 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • University of Cape Town; STA2020S; "Applied Statistics"; 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • University of Cape Town; STA4007W; "Statistical Computing for Honours"; 2017

Course Convenorship

  • University of Cape Town; STA2020F; "Applied Statistics"; 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • University of Cape Town; STA2020S; "Applied Statistics"; 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Research Summary

PhD research

My PhD is titled 'Decision Support for Performance Analysis in Rugby union'. The purpose of my research is to further academic knowledge in the field of performance analysis in rugby union by conducting an action research study that advances statistical methodology in developing contextual, robust and transparent indicators of successful performance that are effectively communicated to and applied by pertinent stakeholders (e.g. coaches and players) via statistical and decision support tools in real-world applications. - See more at: http://www.stats.uct.ac.za/stats/people/academic/watson#sthash.d6GIbjrM.dpuf

Research Field

DomainNatural Sciences
Primary Research FieldsSport Statistics; Decision Support
Secondary Research FieldsOperational Research for Development

Watson , N. M., Stewart, T. J., & Scott, L. (2014). Developing Decision Support for Foodbank South Africa. Orion: Journal of the Operations Research of South Africa, 30(1), 1-18.