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Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk

Research Interests: Public understanding of uncertainty and risk, Bayesian methods, biostatistics, performance assessment

Examples sheets and lecture notes can be found on my teaching page.

Publications

Conducting fit‐for‐purpose food safety risk assessments
Y Devos, KC Elliott, P Macdonald, K McComas, L Parrino, D Vrbos, T Robinson, D Spiegelhalter, B Gallani
– EFSA Journal
(2019)
17,
ARTN e170707
Communicating uncertainty about facts, numbers, and science
AM van der Bles, S van der Linden, ALJ Freeman, J Mitchell, AB Galvao, L Zaval, DJ Spiegelhalter
– Royal Society open science
(2019)
6,
181870
Winners and losers: Communicating the potential impacts of policies
C Brick, ALJ Freeman, S Wooding, WJ Skylark, TM Marteau, DJ Spiegelhalter
– Palgrave Communications
(2018)
4,
69
Communicating health risks in science publications: time for everyone to take responsibility.
ALJ Freeman, DJ Spiegelhalter
– BMC medicine
(2018)
16,
207
Winners and Losers: Communicating the Potential Impacts of Policies: Commentary on Zeller.
C Brick, DJ Spiegelhalter
– Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
(2019)
21,
336
Commentary on Piumatti et al 2018
D Spiegelhalter
– Journal of public health (Oxford, England)
(2018)
40,
312
18 The effects of communicating uncertainty about facts and numbers
AMVD Bles, SVD Linden, A Freeman, D Spiegelhalter
– Oral Sessions
(2018)
23,
a9
Comparing comprehension and perception for alternative speed-of-ageing and standard hazard ratio formats
CL Heard, T Rakow, D Spiegelhalter
– Applied Cognitive Psychology
(2018)
32,
81
Comparing What to What, on What Scale? The Impact of Item Comparisons and Reference Points in Communicating Risk and Uncertainty
T Rakow, E Blackshaw, C Pagel, DS Spiegelhalter
– Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
(2018)
31,
547
Trust in Numbers
D Spiegelhalter
– Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)
(2017)
180,
948
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Room

D2.06

Telephone

01223 337945