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Dr Martine J. Barons

Martine is the Director of the Applied Statistics & Risk Unit (AS&RU) 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 COP26 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 Priority (Food GRP)

Martine is a Chartered Mathematician, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications IMA and a member of the Royal Statistical Society RSS. 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.

Martine is a member of the scientific advisory panel for the Newton Gateway to Mathematics Gateway Scientific Advisory Panel and the UK representative to EU-MATHS-IN, 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 (AU4DM) 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) 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 here.

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 engagement 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 Honorary Fellow of the Warwick Institute of Engagement.


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Dr Martine J. Barons

Department of Statistics

4.03 Mathematical Sciences Building

University of Warwick

Coventry CV4 7AL

England, UK

tel: +44(0)2476 523062


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