Robert is a trainer, coach and writer on statistics and working in data science, especially data visualisation and Bayesian models.
He taught statistics and research methods to postgraduate clinical research students at St George’s Medical School and Kingston University (2010-2017), and contributed to many health services and biomedical research projects in this time. His freelance clients include Harvard Medical School, The Economist, and the Cabinet Office.
He is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and served on their statistical computing committee from 2012-16. He worked on clinical audits, analysing hospital quality and safety indicators, at the Royal College of Physicians (1998-2010), then joined and later chaired the NHS England committee overseeing such audit projects. During this time he also contributed project management and statistical advice and analysis to six guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
His book, “Data Visualization: charts, maps and interactive graphics,” was published by CRC Press in 2018.
Robert lives in Croydon, South London, with his wife and daughter, and spends rare free time hiking in the South Downs.