About

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I am a researcher at Imperial College London (formerly at the University of Oxford), where I use statistical, computational, and mathematical techniques to try to better understand phenomena in epidemiology (particularly malaria and HIV), biology, and evolution.

Throughout my education I have been very fortunate to be able to benefit from the great pedagogical talent, and hard work, of others. In particular, I have taken many lecture courses that were made freely-available by others, on coursera, edX, and YouTube. A few years ago, I began a hobby to make some lectures myself on econometrics – a subject that I considered to be full of intuition, but often poorly taught – and publish those lectures on YouTube. The hobby grew over time, and I now have over 500 videos available on econometrics.  More recently I produced a series on Bayesian statistics through a student venture I organised in the summer of 2014, called Ox educ. More videos on Bayesian statistics are soon to follow, after my book is published (see below).

I have written a book on Bayesian statistics (‘A Student’s Guide to Bayesian statistics’), which has been published by Sage. The book is now available to order on Amazon. The aim of the book is to provide a comprehensive course on Bayesian statistics, for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers in the physical and social sciences. Current texts, whilst often brilliant in their material, are typically aimed at more senior audiences, and as such, are quite mathematical in nature. The book I am writing aims to sidestep this mathematical stumbling block, by focussing on the intuition behind the maths; fortunately something in which Bayesian inference is rich. The book will ultimately have lots of video lectures, and interactive online elements, both of which will be freely-available to anyone.

Finally, I also teach. I used to do more of it, and am hoping to do more in the future. If you are wanting tuition, please feel free to get in touch as I also do private tuition for individuals or groups.

If you want any further information, or are just curious, have a look at my cv. Alternatively, send me an email. Finally, here’s a photo of me, looking as bovine as usual, in case you need a face against which to direct your anger.

Photo credit to Fergus Cooper.