Statisticss The Plymouth University Statistics Group is an impact focused, active and committed group of young researchers that supports a broad applied remit by building on an underlying methodological theme of computationally intensive Bayesian modelling.
Our five year strategy is to continue to develop novel, computationally-intensive, statistical methodology to address real problems from a range of application areas, by strategically building on the skills and expertise of staff, our very strong external and interdisciplinary links and our high performance computing facilities.

Our areas of research can be summarized as

  • Accident and Injury Prevention
  • Economic Time Series Modelling
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Small Area Estimation and Disease Mapping
  • Spatio-Temporal Modelling

Members of the group work on a range of methodological, applied and consultancy projects. Motivation and data for our research come through our interdisciplinary, international and governmental links. These links mean that we maintain the relevance and applicability of our work to research users, whilst ensuring that it has an international impact.
Our research activities are vitalised through a well-attended and wide-ranging seminar programme. The Plymouth based Royal Statistical Society South West Group holds the majority of its meetings at Plymouth University and we have close links with the Exeter Initiative for Statistics and its Applications. Our computational work is supported by the School's high performance computing facilities.
We are active members of the statistics community, performing refereeing and associate editorial duties for international journals and grant awarding bodies. We have given service to the Committee of Professors of Statistics (COPS) as Treasurer since 2000 and to the Royal Statistical Society on Council and the General Applications Section Committee. We engage in a range of outreach activities aimed at school pupils and the general public.

Research group members:                    Contact

Dr Alessandro Cardinali                     For further information please contact Dr Julian Stander
Dr Luciana Dalla Valle
Dr Paul Hewson
Dr Irene Kaimi
Dr Rana Moyeed
Dr Ana Paula Palacios
Dr Julian Stander
Dr Malgorzata Wojtys
Dr Yinghui Wei