Paul Fearnhead

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Paul Fearnhead
Institutions Lancaster University
Alma mater University of Oxford
Thesis Sequential Monte Carlo Methods in Filter Theory (1998)
Doctoral advisor Peter Clifford
Other academic advisors Peter Donnelly

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.[1]

In 2007 he also won the Guy Medal in Bronze of the Royal Statistical Society.


  1. ^ "2007 Adams Prize winner announced". 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 

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