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Peter Craig, BA (Mod.) in Mathematics, PhD in Statistics Trinity College Dublin

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Chair Board of Examiners, Professor, Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43076
Room number: CM314

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Research Groups

Department of Mathematical Sciences

  • Probability & Statistics: Statistics
  • Probability and Statistics

Research Interests

  • Bayesian statistics: foundations, methodology, computation and applications
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Ecotoxicology: statistical methods
  • Risk assessment: food safety and related environmental aspects
  • Statistical methodology: exact tests, random effects models


Chapter in book

  • Craig, P.S., Goldstein, M., Seheult, A.H. & Smith, J.A. (1997). Pressure matching for hydrocarbon reservoirs: a case in the use of Bayes linear strategies for large computer experiments (and discussion). In Case studies in Bayesian Statistics. Gatsonis et al New York: Springer-Verlag. III: 37-93.
  • Craig, P., Goldstein, M., Seheult, A. H. & Smith, J. A. (1996). Bayes linear strategies for matching hydrocarbon reservoir history. In Bayesian Statistics 5. Bernardo, J. M. et al. Clarendon Press. 69-95.

Journal Article

Conference Paper

Conference Proceeding

  • Craig, Peter S. (2006). Uncertainty factors in ecotoxicological risk management. 4th Edinburgh Risk Conference, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Craig, P.S., Smith, J.A., Goldstein, M. & Seheult, A.H. (1995). Matching hydrocarbon reservoir history - a Bayes linear approach. Third International Applied Statistics in Industry Conference.

Doctoral Thesis

Other (Print)

  • Craig, P.S. (2001). Discussion of paper by Kennedy and O'Hagan. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, series B 63: 455-456.
  • Craig, P.S., Hall, R.M., Unsworth, A., Hardaker, C., Siney, P. & Wroblewski, B.M. (1995). Measurement of Wear in Retrieved Acetabular Sockets. Proc. Inst. Mech. Engrs. Part H 209: 233-242.
  • Craig, P.S., Quinn, A., Diffey, B. & Farr, P. (1994). Definition of the Minimal Erythema Dose Used for Diagnostic Phototesting. British Journal of Dermatology 31: 56.


Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Statistics: Statistics
  • Wildlife: Ecological and dietary risk from pesticide residues
  • Public policy, health and well-being: Ecological and dietary risk from pesticide residues
  • Statistics: Ecological and dietary risk from pesticide residues
  • Science: Education, industry & the community: Ecological and dietary risk from pesticide residues


Indicators of Esteem

  • 'Editorial Duties':

    Associate editor (member of the editorial board) of the Statistician
    (2002-3) , Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A (2004-7), Australia and New Zealand Journal of Statistics (2008-2020)

Selected Grants

  • 2014: Statistical Analysis of Ecotoxicity Dataset (£3542.86 from EFSA)
  • 2010: Exploring Novel Ways of using species sensitivity distributions to establish PNECs for Industrial Chemicals (£92000.00 from StatoilHydro Petroleum AS)
  • 2010: Exploring Novel Ways of using species sensitivity distributions to establish PNECs for Industrial Chemicals (£92000.00 from Unilever UK Ltd)
  • 2010: Margins of Exposure (£11000.00 from Fera Science Ltd)
  • 2009: Development of a framework for evaluation and expression of uncertanties in hazard & risk assessment (£6000.00 from DEFRA)
  • 2008: Advice on the treatment of ecotoxicity data (£2275.06 from EFSA)
  • 2008: Assessment of role of Interspecies Correlation (£20000.00 from Unilever UK)