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Professor Shaddick is Chair of Data Science and Statistics at the University of Exeter and co-Director of the Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence, a joint research centre with the UK Met Office. He is Director of the UKRI funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Environmental Intelligence: Data Science and AI for Sustainable Futures and is co-lead of the recently established theme in Environment Sustainability at the Alan Turing Institute, where he is a Turing Fellow. 

Professor Shaddick’s research lies at the interface of AI, big data and environmental science. His research has led to major impact across a variety of fields including environmental modelling, epidemiology, global burden of disease and public health. He is an internationally recognised expert in Bayesian spatio-temporal modelling, and his methodological work is driven by the need for models and approaches which allow more accurate representation of complex systems in environmental modelling, policy support and health. 

He is the author of over 180 publications and co-author of two books: ‘The Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians’ and ‘Spatio-Temporal Modelling in Environmental Epidemiology’. He is a member of the UK government’s Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) and the sub-group on Quantification of Air Pollution Risk (QUARK). He leads the World Health Organization’s Data Integration Taskforce for Global Air Quality and led the development of the Data Integration Model for Air Quality (DIMAQ) that is used to calculate of a number of air pollution related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals indicators.