Peter WF Smith
- Primary position:
- Professor of Social Statistics
- Other positions:
- Director of the ESRC Administrative Data Research Centre for England, Deputy Director of Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
Peter W. F. Smith is Professor of Social Statistics at the University of Southampton, UK, where he has worked for over 22 years. He obtained a First Class BSc in Mathematics in 1986 from Lancaster University, and returned there to complete a PhD in Statistics in 1990, having obtained an MSc in Probability and Statistics with Distinction in 1987 from the University of Sheffield. Peter has research interests in developing new statistical methodology, including methods for handling non-response and for modelling longitudinal data, and applying sophisticated statistical methods to problems in demography, medicine and health sciences. His publications include articles in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, B and C, Biometrika and the Journal of the American Statistical Association. Peter was awarded the Royal Statistical Society Guy Medal in Bronze in 1999 and is currently Joint Editor of Series C of their Journal.
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
Conference or Workshop Item
- properties of tests for edge exclusion
- model selection
- chain graphs
- applications in demography and medicine
Exact inference: (further information from this link)
- using direct Monte Carlo methods
- using Markov chain Monte Carlo methods
- for generalised linear models
- for models for social networks
Methods for handling non-response:
- contingency tables with missing data
- non-ignorable non-response
- Bayesian methods
Models for longitudinal data:
- multivariate binary responses
- association/marginal models
Primary research group: Administrative Data Research Centre for England
The UBhave project aims to investigate the power and challenges of using mobile phones and social networking for Digital Behaviour Change Interventions (DBCIs).
A phase I-II feasibility trial of Cancer Carer Medicines Management (CCMM): an educational intervention for carer management of pain medication in cancer patients at end of life.
The DIPSS (Integrating Digital Interventions into Patient Self-Management Support) project has received funding of £2 million from the NIHR to examine patient digital self-management with healthcare professional support in primary care. Our aim is to develop digital behaviour change interventions for asthma and hypertension self-management, which will be examined in feasibility studies and full RCT (hypertension only). Issues surrounding the feasibility, acceptability, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of digital intervention delivery will be explored with patients and healthcare professionals for each condition.
Professor Peter WF Smith
Social Statistics & Demography
University of Southampton
Room Number: 39/2009