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My research interests are broadly the application and development of statistical methodology to real applied problems. I have specific areas of interest in: Bayesian statistics, Extreme Value Theory, nonparametric and quantile regression. 

Paul Thompson

BSc (Hons) Mathematics, PhD Statistics

Postdoctoral Research Associate

After completing a HND in Civil Engineering (2002) and degree in Mathematics (2005), I conducted my PhD research in applied statistics (2009) for a thesis entitled "Statistical techniques for extreme wave condition analysis in coastal design". 

Between October 2008 and July 2009, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher for the Fetal Medicine Foundation. This role looked at novel pre-natal screening algorithms for Down’s Syndrome and Pre-eclampsia.

Before coming to Oxford, I previously held the role of Senior Research Fellow in Applied Statistics at the Centre for Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomarkers, Plymouth University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (Formerly Peninsula Medical School). This role was fully funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Grant entitled "Clinical Trials Methods in Neurodegenerative Diseases". The focus of this research was the development of statistical models that showed individual differences in patient’s disease trajectories (stratified medicine).

I joined Oxford University in January 2014 to work on the Wellcome Language and Reading Project as a Biostatistician in Professor Maggie Snowling group (CRL, University of Oxford). Following completion of this project, I moved to OSCCI (Prof. Dorothy Bishop's research group) and work on a range of projects focusing on the statistical aspects.

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