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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.


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).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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