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Dr Martine J. Barons

Martine is the Director of the Applied Statistics & Risk Unit (AS&RULink opens in a new window) within the Statistics Department at the University of Warwick. The remit of AS&RU is to encourage and co-ordinate external partnerships which enable the early applications of theoretical, methodological and algorithmic developments made in the department, university and mathematical sciences community.

Martine's research is focussed on decision making under uncertainty and structured expert judgement, with applications in household food security, pollination, digital archives and the energy sector. Martine spoke at COP26Link opens in a new window on 05 November 2021 (recording on link). Martine has research collaborations with Melbourne University, Monash University, The National Archives and a number of organisations from Business, Industry & Government (BIG). Martine is an academic lead for the Warwick food Global Research PriorityLink opens in a new window (Food GRPLink opens in a new window)

Martine is a Chartered Mathematician, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications IMA Link opens in a new windowand a member of the Royal Statistical Society RSSLink opens in a new window. Martine is IMA Vice President (Learned Society), Chair of the IMA West Midlands Branch, Chair of the IMA Branches Committee, a member of the IMA Finance committee and a member of the IMA Research Committee. She is also involved in developing the National Academy for Mathematical Sciences as part of the task and finish group setting the structure and the advisory board to the preliminary executive committee.

Martine is a member of the scientific advisory panel for the Newton Gateway to Mathematics Gateway Scientific Advisory Panel Link opens in a new window and the UK representative to EU-MATHS-INLink opens in a new window, a networks to leverage the impact of mathematics on innovations in key technologies in the field of application-driven mathematical research and its exploitation for innovations in industry, science and society.

Martine is a member of the steering group for the Analysis under Uncertainty for Decision-Makers (AU4DMLink opens in a new window) Network, a community of researchers and professionals from policy, academia, and industry, who are seeking to develop a better understanding of decision-making to build capacity and improve the way decisions are made across sectors and domains.

Martine was part of the Big Mathematics Initiative (BMI)Link opens in a new window formed to consider and propose practical ways in which the recommendations of the Bond Review: the era of mathematics: An Independent Review of Knowledge Exchange in the Mathematical Sciences might be implemented. As part of this Martine co-authored two reports: Study Groups with Industry: What is the value? and A discussion paper on the case for producing a refresh of the 2012 Deloitte report: Measuring the Economic Benefit of Mathematical Sciences in the UK, available hereLink opens in a new window.

Martine has won a large number of research grants from EPSRC, STFC and industry collaborators.

In addition to her formal role in knowledge exchange with BIG, Martine has a personal passion for public engagementLink opens in a new window and in the last 10 years has made both her own research and mathematical sciences more generally accessible to general audiences through TV, radio, Newspaper articles, science and other festivals, and events for secondary school children. Martine has been appointed an Senior Link opens in a new windowFellow and mentor of the Warwick Institute of EngagementLink opens in a new window.

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