Dr Tereza Neocleous
- Senior Lecturer (Statistics)
I am an applied statistician interested in developing flexible models that enhance our understanding of data to facilitate inference. My research interests include quantile regression, survival data analysis, semiparametric models and multivariate data analysis. My main areas of application are biostatistics, epidemiology, forensic statistics, chemometrics and linguistics.
Lee, D. and Neocleous, T. (2010) Bayesian quantile regression for count data with application to environmental epidemiology. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), 59(5), pp. 905-920. (doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9876.2010.00725.x)
Chanialidis, C. , Evers, L. , Neocleous, T. and Nobile, A. (2018) Efficient Bayesian inference for COM-Poisson regression models. Statistics and Computing, 28(3), pp. 595-608. (doi: 10.1007/s11222-017-9750-x)
Biosa, G., Giurghita, D., Alladio, E., Vincenti, M. and Neocleous, T. (2020) Evaluation of forensic data using logistic regression-based classification methods and an R Shiny implementation. Frontiers in Chemistry, 8, 738. (doi: 10.3389/fchem.2020.00738) (PMID:33195014) (PMCID:PMC7609892)
I welcome enquiries from students interested in PhD or MSc by Research projects in the following areas:
Multivariate data analysis for hierarchical/longitudinal data
Quantile regression applications in health and social science
Current PhD supervision:
Taweesak Channgam (Ph.D 2020-), jointly supervised with C. Anderson. Models for child growth.
Jorge Sanchez (Ph.D. 2020-), jointly supervised with N. Dean. Classification using finite mixtures of contaminated normal distributions.
Catherine Holland (Ph.D. 2020-), jointly supervised with O. Stoner. Bayesian models for compositional data.
- Channgam, Taweesak
Models for longitudinal child growth data
- Holland, Catherine
Bayesian approaches to compositional data with structural zeros
- Sanchez Gomez, Jorge Alfredo
Model-based inference for geocoded data with application to crime patterns
Completed student research projects:
Benjamin Szili (Ph.D. 2018-22, jointy supervised with M. Niu). Structural learning for continuous data using graphical models.
Craig Alexander (Ph.D. 2014-18, jointly supervised with L. Evers and J. Stuart-Smith). Multilevel models for the analysis of linguistic data.
Gary Napier (Ph.D., 2010-14, jointly supervised with A. Nobile). A Bayesian hierarchical model of compositional data with zeros: classification and evidence evaluation of forensic glass.
Elizabeth Irwin (M.Sc. by research, 2012-13). Statistical methods of constructing growth charts.
Laura Allison (M.Sc. by research, 2010-11). Evaluation of transfer evidence.
I teach a variety of statistics courses and supervise student projects at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. I am interested in ways of teaching that encourage student engagement and interaction, and in designing assignments that enable students to learn by doing. In addition to in-person teaching, in recent years I have worked on designing and delivering online courses and assessments for the Online MSc in Data Analytics.