Professor Johnson to join RSS COVID panel

On Tuesday 5 April, Professor Oliver Johnson, Director of the Institute for Statistical Science, will be a member of a panel at the Royal Statistical Society.

This is the first of four RSS sessions, aiming to highlight important statistical and data issues that the upcoming coronavirus public inquiries should look into, representing the breadth of opinion among statisticians. This event will discuss the communication of data, statistical analyses and modelling by data providers, government representatives, the media and commentators during the pandemic.

Professor Johnson has been communicating coronavirus statistics throughout the pandemic, through his Twitter account @BristOliver, through media appearances and through behind-the-scenes discussions with journalists and experts.

A video of the session is now available on YouTube, with Professor Johnson’s contribution at 28:00.