Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland
James Clerk Maxwell Building
The King's Building
Peter Guthrie Tate Road
I have been a statistical consultant and researcher for over twenty years. My research has focused on applying statistics and probability theory to both physical and social sciences. As a consultant, I specialise in prediction error assessment, expressing uncertainty in plain language, and explaining statistical inference to scientific researchers and non-specialists.
I have technical expertise and consulting experience in the following areas: hypothesis testing and practical Bayesian inference; structuring and modelling of multivariate high-dimension data (such as microbiological analysis of soils); multi-year experimental design and ANOVA-style analysis; survey design and analysis; survival analysis and related testing; linear mixed models in pharmacology, psychology, agriculture and medical trials; and econometric time-series modelling.
Before joining BioSS in 2024, I worked at the Université Catholique de Lille (lecturer), Monash University (running a research consulting service with a team of five statisticians) and the University of Tasmania (senior lecturer, heading the statistics and data science service for the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture).
I have published work in leading peer-reviewed journals (high-impact titles from Elsevier, Springer, Springer Nature, the British Medical Journal and Oxford University Press) from a wide variety of disciplines, including agriculture, environmental science, law, statistics, economics, medicine and engineering. And in the past five years, I have been a principal or co-principal investigator on seven major research grants (with a combined value of over four million Australian dollars). I currently supervise five PhD students, though two are very close to finishing.
I am a Chartered Statistician (CStat) and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), and I also serve on the RSS committee for Statistics and the Law. I hold post-graduate degrees, with honours, from Université Catholique de Lille (France), the London School of Economics (London), City University (London) and Otago (New Zealand). I also have a post-graduate accreditation in statistics and data science from MIT (USA).