School of Mathematics and Statistics
School of Psychology
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
We have a strong international reputation for research in bioinformatics, biostatistics, Bayes methodology and applied probability. Our interests centre on: Bayesian statistics; longitudinal and event history analysis; Bayesian design of clinical experiments; extreme value theory; non-parametric maximum likelihood; statistical bioinformatics; applied probability; stochastic processes and the optimal control of stochastic systems. Supervision is available in the following areas: analysis of DNA sequences; Bayesian statistics; biostatistics; extreme value theory; medical statistics; moment problems; optimal control of stochastic systems; optimal design of clinical experiments; scheduling problems; statistical bioinformatics; statistical genetics; statistical modelling; stochastic processes; stochastic systems biology; survival data analysis (Dr P Ansell, Dr P Avery, Professor R Boys, Dr M Farrow, Dr C Gillespie, Dr A Golightly, Professor R Henderson, Ms D Howel, Professor J Matthews, Dr T Nye, Dr J Shi, Dr J Stoyanov, Dr D Walshaw, Dr D Wilkinson). UK statistics students are eligible for an enhanced studentship scheme and the School supplies funding for attending conferences. Students may supplement their income with marking and other teaching support work. We organise several seminar programmes including: discipline-specific programmes with external and internal speakers; a programme on Bayesian statistics and bioinformatics; a postgraduate programme (organised by postgraduates for postgraduates); a Royal Statistical Society (North East Local Group) programme. Our Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School provides training in professional/key skills and research techniques, supports personal development, hosts postgraduate events and has links with several specialist graduate training networks.