Hi! I’m a PhD student in Warwick University, a member of the Oxford-Warwick statistics programme (OxWaSP). My PhD has taken me around a few institutions: Oxford, Warwick, The Alan Turing Institute, but currently I’m based in Dublin.

My research focuses on developing means of integrative cluster analysis in the context of genomic data analysis. Simply put, I am researching ways of finding groups in data where these data may arise from multiple sources. The application area of this is analysing the broad array of genetic data recorded on patients in order to identify risk cohorts.

Prior to my PhD I worked in the ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute) in Dublin analysing national health data.

I’ll mostly be using this blog to write about the sort of stuff nobody would ever pay me to write about, more often than not The Simpsons.


A fairly up-to-date CV can be found here.


This is a collection of some of the media coverage my work has received:

Dec 20 2018 - The Times Christmas experiments: The clocks go back, the kids start singing and the band begins to play


Oct 30 2018 A.V. Club: Data analysis attempts to answer what exactly happened to The Simpsons

Jul 6 2018 BBC: How likely are you to bump into a friend at a music festival?

Jun 28 2017 FiveThirtyEight: One of the day’s Significant Digits

Jun 28 2017 Washington Post: The ‘i before e, except after c’ rule is a giant lie

Jan 2017 BBC Midlands Today interview: Stay Still or Search? Finding a lost friend in a crowd

Nov 29 2016 BBC Radio 4 More or Less

Academic publications

My Google Scholar page contains a mostly up-to-date listing of my publications.

Software packages

particleMDI - a Julia package for performing integrative cluster analysis on multiple genomic datasets.