National Centre for Energy Systems Integration

Staff Profile

Dr Kevin Wilson

Lecturer in Statistics


I am a 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 on dependence modelling, Bayes linear methods and the elicitation of prior information for subjective inference. My main application areas are risk and reliability analysis and diagnostic test development.

I have published in leading journals in statistics including Bayesian Analysis and Technometrics and risk and reliability including Risk Analysis and Reliability Engineering and System Safety. I have also been involved in industrial projects with organisations including ALSTOM Power, Glasgow Warriors Rugby Club, Northern Gas Networks, Mologic and Network Rail.

I am a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. I have reviewed papers for the European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Applied Statistics and Bayesian Analysis amongst others. I am co-investigator on the EPSRC-funded UK Centre for Energy Systems Integration and the NERC-funded Flood-PREPARED project.

I am a member of the School's Business and Engagement Committee and am a personal tutor. 

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

  • Prior 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

  • Co-Investigator, UK Centre for Energy Systems Integration (EPSRC)
  • Co-investigator, Flood-PREPARED: Predicting Rainfall Events by Physical Analytics of REaltime Data (NERC)

Videos of Research Talks

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


I  2019/20 I am teaching

  • Statistics for Experimental Psychology (PSY2010) 
  • Introduction to Statistical Inference (MAS2901)
  • Bayesian Methodology (MAS8384)
 Current students can find all of the resources for these modules on Blackboard.

I have also taught

  • Multivariate Data Analysis (MAS3325)
  • Professional Skills for Accounting and Finance (ACC1012/1053)