School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Staff Profile

David McGeeney




Currently a Statistical Consultant at ISRU and the Manager of the Maths Aid service, Dave joined the unit in 2001 after graduating from Newcastle University with a Masters in Mathematics and Statistics. He has worked for business and industrial clients within the manufacturing, service and healthcare sectors, finding innovative solutions to practical problems. He has 17 years’ experience in engagement activities including consultancy, organisational development, learning programmes and placement student supervision.


  • Designing and delivering Continuous Improvement (including Lean Six Sigma) programmes for business and industry throughout the UK
  • Designing and delivering applied statistics training programmes to a broad range of organisations from local SMEs to large public sector institutions
  • Providing technical consultancy to assist client organisations with data analysis and process improvement using established techniques
  • Teaching across all Newcastle University Faculties in statistical techniques and the use of statistical software

Roles and Responsibilities

Dave works on outreach projects with ISRU clients. He has a broad and diverse experience in applying Lean Six Sigma and applied statistics methodologies in the private and public sector, in manufacturing, service and healthcare environments. He provides training, coaching, consultancy and advice on the application of techniques such as Design of Experiments (DoE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Reliability Analysis and statistical software packages. As well as outreach projects, Dave is the module leader for NBS8229 – Quality Management, Tools & Techniques (for the Business School), MCR8016 & MCR8019 (e-learning version) – Clinical Research Statistics & ONC8007 – Research Methods (for the Medical School), MAR1002 – Marine Statistics and manages Maths Aid – the free, confidential drop-in service for all non-Maths, Stats, Physics UGs & PGTs at Newcastle University.


CStat, 2013, Royal Statistical Society
MMathStats, Masters in Mathematics and Statistics 2001, Newcastle University 
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2016


ENBIS - European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics



Matt Linsley, Tony Fouweather, David McGeeney, Dave Stewardson, Shirley Coleman “Better understanding of automotive manufacturing reliability data using a spreadsheet based model fitting tool”, presented at ImechE conference in London.

Shirley Coleman, David McGeeney, Dave Stewardson “Taguchi style conjoint analysis in customer surveys”, presented at 2nd ENBIS conference in Rimini.

Shirley Coleman, David McGeeney, Dave Stewardson “Conjoint analysis in customer surveys in an industrial statistics research unit: benefits, challenges and cautions”, paper presented at DEINDE conference in Turin.