- Reader, Head of Statistics (Statistics)
Room 222 Level 2
Glasgow G12 8QW
My research involves making statistical models of the genetic variation that exists within species, particularly humans. Such models can often be interpreted in terms of the demographic processes that have affected the species in the past, such as episodes of migration and population size change. Understanding the natural genetic variability that is present in humans is very helpful in designing and interpreting studies that try to find the genetic determinants of complex diseases.
Another strand of my research involves developing statistical methods for phylogenetic analysis given complex data types, such as functions and shapes.