I am professor of statistics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield. From 2009-2015 I was assistant professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Nottingham, before moving to Sheffield to become senior lecturer in 2015. From 1999-2007 I was a maths student at the University of Cambridge. My PhD was supervised by Professor Simon Tavaré in the Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) and my PhD thesis was on the Bayesian inference of primate divergence times. After my PhD, I did a two year RCUK funded project on Managing Uncertainty in Complex Models project (MUCM), working under the supervision of Jeremy Oakley and Tony O’Hagan. Between studying for the part III maths tripos and my PhD, I spent a year as an A-Level Physics teacher.
I live in Sheffield with my wife, five year old daughter, and three year old son. In my spare time, I like to feed my cycling addiction, and play the piano.
I am currently Chair of the Environmental Section of the Royal Statistical Society, working group leader for the Past Earth Network, and have been area chair for NIPS since 2014. I am one of the organisers of the annual Gaussian process summer schools.
You can find a copy of my full CV here.