Where are they now?
Some of the successful PhDs supervised by David Firth are listed below with their current positions.
Supervising research students is, for me, one of the real pleasures of academic life. PhD students don't just write an interesting thesis on a specialized topic area, they also discover what research is all about — it's a way of thinking, and a great preparation for imaginative and influential work after graduation. Some of my former PhD students whose current positions I know about are listed below.
As of March 2021:
- Kathleen Bennett (PhD Southampton, 1994)
Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin
- Rory Wolfe (PhD Southampton, 1996)
Professor, Monash University
- Renée de Menezes (DPhil Oxford, 1999)
Head, Biostatistics Center, Netherlands Cancer Institute
- Jamie Sergeant (DPhil Oxford, 2007)
Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester
- Ioannis Kosmidis (PhD Warwick, 2007)
Professor, University of Warwick
- Helen Ogden (PhD Warwick, 2013)
Lecturer, University of Southampton
- Apostolos Gkatzionis (PhD Warwick, 2016)
Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol
- Fiona Sammut (PhD Warwick, 2017; pictured below)
Head of Statistics and O.R., University of Malta
- David Selby (PhD Warwick, 2020)
Research Associate, University of Manchester
- former PhD students
- unpublished or hard-to-find papers
Election exit pollsDavid's research work is behind the accurate exit-poll predictions that have been made at the last six UK general elections (in 2001, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2017 and 2019). For more details see exit polling explained.
Far-reaching statistical theory!What connects all these: nuclear weapons, rattlesnakes, coral, pneumonia, cancer, basketball?
Email: d dot firth at warwick dot ac dot uk
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|Professor D Firth
Dept of Statistics
University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL
Office location: MSB 4.08, new Mathematical Sciences building.