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Prof Trevor Bailey

Professor of Applied and Computational Statistics


Telephone: 01392 725223

Extension: (Streatham) 5223

Professor Bailey joined the University of Exeter in the late 1980's from the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interests are in spatial-temporal  statistics, but also more general applied statistical modelling (particular areas include: spatial-temporal  epidemiology, environmental impacts on public health, and multivariate spatial methods). Much of his research has been collaborative involving academics and professionals from a variety of  fields such as medicine,  public health, geography, computer science, behavioural science, education, commercial organisations and government agencies. He receives regular invitations to speak at specialist meetings both in the UK and overseas and has given short courses or seminar series on various statistical topics at Universities in Europe, South America and Australasia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Interests

  • Computational statistics
  • Applied statistical modelling
  • Spatial-temporal statistical modelling
  • Spatial and environmental epidemiology


Teaching Interests

Professor Bailey has held a range of senior leadership/management  roles relating to Education during his time at Exeter University. In partcular, he was Associate Dean (Education) for the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science for several years prior to stepping down from this position in December 2014. As regards individual teaching, Professor Bailey has taught a wide variety of general and specialised topics at UG and PG level in Statistics. Currently, he teaches UG topics in Advanced Statistical Modelling, contributes to statistical components in PGT courses and is involved in UG/PG project supervision.


MSc, PhD