National Centre for Energy Systems Integration

Staff Profile

Dr Kevin Wilson

Senior Lecturer in Statistics


I am a Senior Lecturer in Statistics. I gained a PhD in Bayesian Statistics from Newcastle University in 2011 and prior to that an MMathStat also from Newcastle University in 2007. I joined the University of Strathclyde in May 2011 as a Research Associate in Risk and Reliability and moved to a position of lecturer before leaving the university in August 2015.

My research interests are in the area of Bayesian analysis with focusses the elicitation of prior information for subjective inference, vine copulas and the design of experiments. My main application areas are risk and reliability analysis and diagnostic test development.

I have published in leading journals in statistics including Bayesian Analysis, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society and Technometrics and operational research including Risk Analysis and the European Journal of Operational Research. I have also been involved in industrial projects with organisations including ALSTOM Power, Rocket Medical, Northern Gas Networks, Mologic and Network Rail.

I am a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. I am co-investigator on the EPSRC-funded UK Centre for Energy Systems Integration and the NERC-funded Flood-PREPARED project.

I am chair of the RSS North Eastern Local Group. 

I enjoy running and compete in road and cross country races for Wallsend Harriers. I don't like egg whites.

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Research Interests

  • Expert elicitation
  • Bayesian design of experiments
  • Vine copulas
  • Risk and reliability analysis
  • Diagnostic test design and analysis
  • Bayes linear methods

Full text versions of many of my publications can be found on Newcastle University ePrints.

Current Research Funding

Previous Research Funding

Videos of Research Talks

Prior specification via mathematical aggregation with heterogeneous groups of experts, ISBA World Meeting 2021 (28th June 2021)

Uncertainty elicitation and quantification from experts, Isaac Newton Institute Workshop on Expert Judgement (10th June 2020) 

An introduction to expert judgement elicitation: when, what and how, ICMS Energy Tutorial Day (14th December 2016)


I  2021/22 I am teaching

  • Statistics for Empirical Psychology (PSY2010) 
  • Advanced Statistics for Empirical Psychology (PSY3048)
 Current students can find all of the resources for these modules on Canvas.

I have also taught

  • Bayesian Methodology (MAS8384)
  • Introduction to Statistical Inference (MAS2901)
  • Multivariate Data Analysis (MAS3325)
  • Professional Skills for Accounting and Finance (ACC1012/1053)