Prof. Chris Holmes

I am Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Oxford with a joint appointment between the Department of Statistics and the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine through the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. I hold a Programme Leader’s award in Statistical Genomics from the Medical Research Council UK.

My research interests are in statistical methods and statistical machine learning approaches for problems arising in modern biomedical science and population health. In particular in the theory, methods and applications of probabilistic data modelling and the use of subjective probability theory as a unified framework for coherent inference to tackle highly structured yet heterogeneous data sets that are now being routinely collected in these application domains. This has lead me to investigate Bayesian methods and computation, particularly for nonlinear systems in the presence of model misspecification.