Paul Fearnhead is Professor of Statistics at Lancaster University. He is one of the leading researchers in computational statistics, in particular Sequential Monte Carlo methods. His interests include genetics – he has published several papers working on the epidemiology of campylobacter by looking at recombination events in a large sample of genomes – and sampling theory.
Fearnhead won the Adams Prize in 2007.
In 2007 he also won the Guy Medal in Bronze of the Royal Statistical Society.