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Dr John Addy

Statistician - Statistical Data Scientist

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Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ
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John is an applied Bayesian statistician with a strong research interest in applying complex statistical methods to understand the impact of climate change on ecology and agriculture. During his PhD, John worked on identifying the impacts of climate change on wheat, barley and hay using data from the Rothamsted Long-Term Experiments. John's main statistical research areas of interest include Applied Bayesian methods, functional analysis and variance models, with experience in Markov Chain sampling, linear mixed models, generalised linear models, geospatial modelling, integrated omics analyses, and multivariate analysis. Statistical topics of particular interest include Bayesian semi non-parametric functions, integrated Horseshoe priors, variance parameterisation of Generalised Linear Models and advanced time series modelling such as ARCH and GARCH processes.


  • 2018 - PhD in Agriculture, University of Reading and Rothamsted Research
  • 2015 - MSc Statistics, The University of Leeds
  • 2014 - BSc Mathematics, Coventry University

Measures of Esteem

2023 - Invited Speaker, Royal Statistical Society International Conference: Harrogate, Royal Statistical Society
2022 - International Biometric Conference Travel Bursary Award, International Biometric Society
2016 - Graduate Statistician, Certificate Royal Statistical Society
2016 - Member of Royal Statistical Society
2016 - Member of International Biometric Society
2015 - Lawes Agricultural Trust Ph.D. Studentship