Merrilee Hurn

Part-time Senior Lecturer in Statistics
Member of the Maths DoS Team

Current research interests

Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, particularly with applications in image analysis, Bayesian mixture modelling, and Bayesian methodology. Some of the statisticians outside Bath with whom I've worked in the last 10 years are: Nial Friel (Dublin), Jason Wyse (Dublin), and Fahima Al-Awadhi (Kuwait). For more details of my research in these areas, and other research work of the statistics group in Bath, see the statistics group's research page.

Previous research students: Fahima Al-Awadhi (2001), Eman Khorsheed (2007), Gundula Behrens (thesis 2008), Elisa Allen (nee Loza-Reyes) (thesis 2010), Kuntalee Chaisee (thesis 2015). Current student: Josh Ayres.

A linked list of my published work can be found here.

Teaching pages for 2018/19

Office: 4W 3.44
Phone: +44 (0)1225 386001
Email: masmah (at