Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland
JCMB, The King's Buildings,
Peter Guthrie Tait Road,
EDINBURGH, EH9 3FD, Scotland, UK.
I am a statistician whose work is motivated by developing and adapting statistical methods in order to address substantive problems in ecology and the environmental sciences. I have worked at BioSS since 2004.
I lead on stakeholder management and impact delivery for the Offshore Renewables Group, leading the BioSS contribution on offshore renewables projects for a range of stakeholders and funders, including Marine Scotland, ORJIP, OWEC, Natural England, JNCC, RSPB, NatureScot and industry. I have played a key role in developing tools used in assessing ecological impacts of offshore renewables, including SeabORD and the Natural England / JNCC PVA Tool, and within the Marine Scotland Cumulative Effects Framework (CEF) project have led the workstream that involves developing an approach for linking assessment tools together in a way that allowed for the propagation of uncertainty.
I have also worked on a range of other applications, including climatology, socio-economics and agricultural science. My main methodological research interests are focused upon using statistical methods to study the properties of complex mechanistic models (for example through emulation), and on quantifying extreme events.