Professional summary

Research Interests

My role within CEH involves providing statistical expertise to assist environmental scientists with their research. This involves both the design, analysis and interpretation of survey and experimental data. I have great experience of analysing large scale, long term data sets and I act as the statistical lead across many projects and different monitoring activities within CEH (e.g. the Environmental Change Network and Countryside Survey). My main research interest lies in spatial statistics and methods for understanding distributions across space and time, whilst also understanding the related uncertainty. My most recent work in this field has been the development of a statistical tool to produce national scale maps of natural capital and ecosystem services from survey based observations.

Generally, my main research interests include: Spatial statistics and spatial modelling, species niche modelling, creating web-based statistical tools, aligning spatial data at different resolutions, time series analysis including spectral approaches, survey techniques and sampling designs, line transect methods and distance sampling.


MSci, Statistics University of St Andrews, 2005

PhD, Statistics Lancaster University, 2008

CStat, Royal Statistical Society Chartered statistician, 2014

CSci, The Science Council Chartered Scientist, 2014

Panels, committees and memberships

• Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
• Committee Member: Royal Statistical Society, Environmental Statistics Section
• Associate member: National Centre for Statistical Ecology
• Associate Editor: Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics