Thomas Bayes Chair of Statistics: Ruth King
Ruth King has been appointed Thomas Bayes Chair of Statistics in the College of Science & Engineering.
Professor King gained her BSc and PhD at the University of Bristol, winning the Henry Ronald Hasse Prize as an undergraduate.
She was a research associate at the University of Cambridge 2001-2003, after which she became an EPSRC postdoctoral research fellow at the University of St Andrews.
At St Andrews, Professor King was appointed a lecturer and later a reader in statistics.
Her research is in the development of novel statistical methodology and their application, primarily within the fields of ecology and epidemiology.
Her particular areas of interest include Bayesian statistics, the analysis of capture-recapture and associated data, integrated models, efficient model-fitting techniques and missing data.
Professor King is originally from Pontypridd in south Wales. She is married with two sons.