I'm a fourth year PhD student in the department of statistics and part of the Oxford-Warwick statistics programme (OxWaSP). Currently I am working with Professor David Wild (University of Warwick) and Jim Griffin (University of Kent) on the use of particle filter methods for uncovering a shared group structure across multiple datasets.
Outside of my primary research, I enjoy exploring some more trivial applications of statistics, such as examining whether Christmas comes earlier every year or how to find your friends at a music festival.
Previously I studied at University College Dublin. Subsequently I spent three years working with the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin, completing research on the Irish healthcare system, including calculating the standardised rates of mortality across Irish hospitals and examining the potential costs of introducing universal healthcare in Ireland
- 19 Jan 2017 - The Beginner's Guide to Shiny
Warwick R User Group - University of Warwick
- 22 Nov 2016 - Is Christmas Really Coming Earlier?
Young Researchers Meeting - University of Warwick
- Costs of formal and informal care in the last year of life for patients in receipt of specialist palliative care
Brick et al
- National Variation in Caesarean Section Rates: A Cross Sectional Study in Ireland
SJ Sinnott, A Brick, R Layte, N Cunningham, MJ Turner
- Decomposing public/private differences in elective and emergency caesarean delivery rates among nulliparous women
R Layte, A Brick, N Cunningham, SJ Sinnott, MJ Turner
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
- An examination of the potential costs of universal health insurance in Ireland
M Wren, S Connolly, N Cunningham
- Is Christmas really coming earlier? Maybe, but not as early as August
Significance Magazine, Nov 2016
- Lost in the crowd? A statistician explains how to find your friends at a music festival
Significance Magazine, Jun 2016
- Does Christmas really come earlier every year?
Significance Magazine, Nov 2014
- Shortlisted for the 2016 Miriam Hederman O'Brien Prize which recognises outstanding contributions in the area of Irish fiscal policy for a report I was involved in while I worked in the ESRI, An Examination of the Potential Costs of Universal Health Insurance in Ireland.
- Among three finalists in the 2014 Royal Statistical Society/Significance Magazine Young Statistical Writer award for my article Does Christmas Really Come Earlier Every Year?. I subsequently presented my work at the 2014 Royal Statistical Society conference in Sheffield.
- The Washington Post did a feature on a blog post of mine, the 'i before e, except after c' rule is a giant lie.
- I discussed my article Lost in the crowd? with Tim Harford on BBC Radio 4's More or Less and with David Gregory-Kumar for Midlands Today.
- My article on Christmas coming earlier featured in a number of newspapers, including the Daily Mail and The Times, and I discussed it on, among others, BBC Radio 4's You and Yours.
- Spring 2017
ST104 - Statistical Laboratory
ST111/2 - Probability
- Autumn 2016
ST116 - Mathematical Techniques