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Professor Martyn Plummer

I joined the Department of Statistics in September 2018. I am an applied statistician with interests in medical research and public health. My other main area of interest is statistical computing. I am a member of the R Core Team and I am currently serving as co-president of the R Foundation for Statistical Computing (with Simon Urbanek). I am the lead author and maintainer of JAGS (Just Another Gibbs Sampler), a program for Bayesian modelling using Markov Chain Monte Carlo.

Before joining Warwick, I worked for many years at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France (1995-2018) where most of my work was focused on infections and cancer. Previously I worked at the MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge (1990-1995)

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Week 1 tutorial meetings

All students are required to meet their personal tutor in the first weeks of term. Please use the online booking form to book a 15-minute slot

Office hours, term 1

  • Mondays 11:30-12:30
  • Wednesdays 15:30-16:30


ST221 Linear Statistical Models

ST404 Applied Statistics (with Dr Teresa Brundson)


Office: 4.15 MSB

Telephone: +44(0)24 765 23069

Email: Martyn dot Plummer at warwick dot ac dot uk

Twitter: @martyn_plummer