Jake Olivier: Meet the Professors


Monday, 8 July 2019 - 3:00pm


The Chancellery - Council Chambers (map ref: C22)

The 2019 Meet the Professors series is a wonderful chance for staff and students to celebrate the careers and achievements of our newly promoted and recruited professors. Our speakers will share their specialist knowledge and provide insights into ‘what’ and ‘who’ influenced their lives and careers.

Our newly minted Professor, Jake Olivier, will be presenting a talk for the Meet the Professors series.


Lecture: Improving methods for evaluating road safety policy

Statisticians have an important role to play in shaping road safety policy. Public discourse can often be divisive and emotive, and it can be difficult to discern “real” information from fake news or alternative facts. Decisions need to be well-informed and statisticians should be leaders in identifying relevant data for a testable hypothesis using appropriate methodology. It is also important for a statistician to identify when the data or methods used are not up to the task or when there is too much uncertainty to make accurate decisions. I will discuss some examples from my own road safety research.

All welcome!