Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader in Astrostatistics



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I am a lecturer in astro-statistics in both the Astrophysics Group in the Department of Physics and the Statistics Section of the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College, London. My research interests are based around problems of inference, in which (probabilistic) conclusions about the real world are made from incomplete or imperfect data, and particularly their application to astrophysics.



O’Riordan CM, Warren SJ, Mortlock DJ, 2020, Galaxy mass profiles from strong lensing II: The elliptical power-law model, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:496, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:3424-3435

Alsing J, Peiris H, Leja J, et al., 2020, SPECULATOR: Emulating stellar population synthesis for fast and accurate galaxy spectra and photometry, Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Vol:249, ISSN:0067-0049

Capel F, Mortlock D, Finley C, 2020, Bayesian constraints on the astrophysical neutrino source population from IceCube data, Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol:101, ISSN:1550-2368, Pages:123017 – 1-123017 – 21

Acuner Z, Ryde F, Pe'er A, et al., 2020, The fraction of gamma-ray bursts with an observed photospheric emission episode, Astrophysical Journal, Vol:893, ISSN:0004-637X, Pages:1-17

Mortlock DJ, Feeney SM, Peiris HV, et al., 2019, Unbiased Hubble constant estimation from binary neutron star mergers, Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol:100, ISSN:1550-2368

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