Research in statistics involves collecting, modelling and analysing data to draw conclusions, inform decision-making, solve problems and direct business development.


Statistics plays a vital role in the development and practice of modern science.

Biology, for example, is now highly quantitative, and critically dependent on the mathematical, physical and computer sciences; while biostatistics is central to the development and practice of modern medicine. Indeed, without the biostatistical principles underlying clinical trials and epidemiological studies, the pharmaceutical industry would not exist.

Our Statistics research group is particularly focused on statistical bioinformatics. 

  • Research impact

    Our research has led to many important real-word discoveries and advances.  

    Recent highlights include: 

  • Lead researchers

    Research team Expertise
    Adam (Ben) Rohrlach  Population genetics; Phylogenetics; Biofinformatics
    Dr Simon (Jono) Tuke  Biostatistics; Bioinformatics; Network analysis 
    Dr Melissa Humphries  Mathematical psychology; Longitudinal data; Bayesian statistics 
    Dr Shenal Dedduwakamara   
    Dr John Maclean   
    Max Glonek  Network modelling; Network analysis; Computational social science
    Dr Jacinta Holloway-Brown  Statistics, data science, machine learning, remote sensing analysis and environmental modelling 
    Prof Dino Sejdinovic  Data science, machine learning, kernel methods, multiresolution data and data fusion, measures of dependence and multivariate interaction 

    To enquire about consulting or working with us on a research project, please contact our lead researcher within the School of Computer & Mathematical Sciences: 

    Dr Simon (Jono) Tuke
    Lecturer, School of Computer & Mathematical Sciences 

  • Consulting services

    We are available to advise or lead public- and private-sector data modelling and analysis projects in genomics, proteomics and systems biology. 

Higher degree by research opportunities

Whether you intend to work in research or industry, a higher degree by research can give you a competitive edge throughout your career.

Find out more about studying a Master of Philosophy Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

HDR opportunities