Professor of Mathematics
Salford Business School
Mathematics, Statistics, Operational Research
Having graduated in mathematics from Loughborough and Liverpool Universities, I joined the University of Salford in 1991 as a Lecturer in Statistics and progressed to Senior Lecturer and Reader before gaining promotion in 2008 to my current role as Professor of Mathematics in Salford Business School. I am Research Convenor for International Operations & Information Management, Associate Director of the Centre for Sports Business, Member of the College Research Ethics Panel, a Chartered Mathematician and a Chartered Scientist. I am a Council Member for the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and hold other honorary roles as Finance Committee Member, Conferences Committee Member and North West Branch Chairman. Previously, I served as General Applications Section Chairman and Manchester Group Committee Member for the Royal Statistical Society. I am also an External Examiner at Keele University and a Member of the Mathematical Methods in Reliability Research Group with colleagues from Durham, Strathclyde and Brunel Universities. I have delivered modules and supervised projects for many students at all levels. I have also served as Programme Leader (MSc Operational Research & Applied Statistics), Industrial Placements Tutor (BSc Business Operation & Control) and Admissions Tutor (BSc Mathematics). I have received grants for collaborative research, organised research meetings, hosted research visits, published journal papers, graduated research students, presented academic seminars and chaired two IMA International Conferences on Mathematics in Sport. My research mostly involves applications of multivariate analysis, stochastic processes and Bayesian probability to solve problems in reliability, sport and health. Novel contributions include Doppler ultrasound diagnostic models for arterial occlusive disease, prior elicitation and predictive inference for multivariate generalized linear models, hybrid intensities models for repairable systems, efficient scheduling of preventive maintenance, interactive shrinkage methods for class handicapping and original design of an optimal dartboard. I have presented my research at international conferences and worked on contracts that include sonar analysis with the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, research support for the National Health Service, disease mapping of dengue fever and reliability analysis of vehicle inspection centres for the Malaysian government, randomness testing for the National Lottery Commission and performance analysis of trauma units with colleagues at Manchester University and Salford Royal Hospital.
BSc (Hons), DIS, PhD, CMath, FIMA, CSci