Merrilee Hurn

Senior Lecturer in Statistics, Undergraduate Director of Studies 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), Peter Green (Bristol), Fahima Al-Awadhi (Kuwait), and Scott Sisson (Sydney). 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.

I would be interested in taking on research students in the areas of Bayesian statistics and/or Markov chain Monte Carlo. Previous students: Fahima Al-Awadhi (2001), Eman Khorsheed (2007), Gundula Behrens (thesis 2008), Elisa Allen (nee Loza-Reyes) (thesis 2010). Current students: Kuntalee Chaisee and Josh Ayres.

A linked list of my published work can be found here. Currently submitted or to appear work:


Teaching pages for 2013/14



Office: 4W3.44
Phone: +44 (0)1225 386001
Email: masmah (at bath.ac.uk) for research or personal teaching matters
Email: maths-dos (at bath.ac.uk) for Director of Studies matters