Tony O'Hagan Emeritus Professor of Statistics University of Sheffield
Tony O'Hagan is Emeritus Professor of Statistics at the University of Sheffield, UK.
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He gained his PhD from University College London in 1974, and also worked at the Universities of Dundee, Warwick and Nottingham before retiring from Sheffield in 2008. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis.
Tony's research has addressed various aspects of the methodology of Bayesian statistics, with substantial applications in medicine, the environment, asset management, health economics, nuclear safety and auditing. Although he has had an active interest in the elicitation of expert knowledge throughout his career, the increasing importance of this topic across many fields has led to it absorbing much of his time since retirement.
He is a co-developer of the SHELF package of elicitation tools and he recently led the creation of an online e-learning course to train people to make the probabilistic judgements required in elicitation exercises. He has given training courses in elicitation to pharmaceutical statisticians, forensic scientists, social scientists, ecologists and engineers.