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Research interests

My research is focussed on Bayesian stochastic modelling, inference and assessment across the interface of statistics, epidemiology, actuarial mathematics and life sciences. I have an interdisciplinary research record, with involvement in cross-sectional projects concerning statistical modelling in areas including critical illness insurance, epidemics, health and morbidity. My work also involves collaborations with researchers in life and biomedical sciences. I have supervised a number of PhD students and PDRAs to completion and I currently supervise PhD candidates in topics including Bayesian model assessment in epidemiology, morbidity and mortality. Further research study opportunities are described on my personal webpage.

Biography

I am Professor of Statistics at Heriot-Watt University. Previous roles include associate professor and lecturer at HWU (2004-2019) and post-doctoral positions at BioSS and HWU (2001-2004). I am a member of the Board of Examiners for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the UK, and external examiner for a number of institutes in the UK and overseas. Professional memberships: Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society; member of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis; member of the Greek Statistical Institute. Education: PhD in Statistics (Edinburgh U); MSc (with Distinction) in Statistics and OR (Essex U); Ptychion (BSc) in Statistics and Actuarial Science (Piraeus U, Greece).

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Comparison and Assessment of Epidemic Models

Gibson, G. J., Streftaris, G. & Thong, D., 2 Feb 2018, In : Statistical Science. 33, 1, p. 19-33 15 p.

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    The Essential Elements of a Risk Governance Framework for Current and Future Nanotechnologies

    Stone, V., Führ, M., Feindt, P. H., Bouwmeester, H., Linkov, I., Sabella, S., Murphy, F., Bizer, K., Tran, C. L., Ågerstrand, M., Fito, C., Andersen, T., Anderson, D., Bergamaschi, E., Cherrie, J. W., Cowan, S., Dalemcourt, J-F., Faure, M., Gabbert, S., Gajewicz, A. & 17 others, Fernandes, T. F., Hristozov, D., Johnston, H. J., Lansdown, T. C., Linder, S., Marvin, H. J. P., Mullins, M., Purnhagen, K., Puzyn, T., Sánchez-Jiménez, A., Scott-Fordsmand, J. J., Streftaris, G., van Tongeren, M., Voelcker, N. H., Voyiatzis, G., Yannopoulos, S. N. & Poortvliet, P. M., Jul 2018, In : Risk Analysis. 38, 7, p. 1321-1331 11 p.

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    A mechanistic spatio-temporal framework for modelling individual-to-individual transmission—With an application to the 2014-2015 West Africa Ebola outbreak

    Lau, M. S. Y., Gibson, G. J., Adrakey, H., McClelland, A., Riley, S., Zelner, J., Streftaris, G., Funk, S., Metcalf, J., Dalziel, B. D. & Grenfell, B. T., 30 Oct 2017, In : PLOS Computational Biology. 13, 10, e1005798.

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    Estimation of under-reporting in epidemics using approximations

    Gamado, K., Streftaris, G. & Zachary, S., Jun 2017, In : Journal of Mathematical Biology. 74, 7, p. 1683–1707 25 p.

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