Welcome Mortals To My Domain
You hate statistics, you despise maths, you stain your pants at the mention of sphericity. Normal people love these things, but you, barrel of number-fearing sputum that you are, are terrified. Afraid for your worthless life you leapt pathetically to the internet for guidance. A freak spark of lightening hit your house sending a bolt of electricity through your computer. Sparks flew like tendrils from the screen, fusing with your face and sucking your head and body into the number vortex that is statistics hell. Your crime is evacuating your bowels at the mention of a t-test, your punishment is eternity in statistics hell. I am the gatekeeper, the evil ruler of this world of numbers. Although you might confuse me for a human full of empathy and compassion for those taking their first wobbly steps through this horrific world of equations, underneath my skin I am numbers without a soul.
- Professor of Child Psychopathology
- D.Phil. (Psychology) University of Sussex
- B.Sc. (Psychology), City University
- 2010 National Teaching Fellowship (NTFS)
- 2007 British Psychological Society Book Award for 'Discovering Statistics Using SPSS'
- 2005 British Psychological Society Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Psychology.
- 2001 Sussex University Teaching Award
- 2010 Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF)
- 2010 Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences
- 2009 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
What I Do:
- Research: My primary function is as a researcher. My main research interests are in how anxiety develops in childhood (follow the link above to go to the website of my lab).
- Teaching: My secondary function is teaching. In some bizarre twist of fate I turned out to be someone who loves teaching, not bizarre in itself, but bizarre when you consider that I love teaching statistics. I wasn't always a Stats Geek (in fact I still know a considerable amount less about statistics than people seem to think) and I used to gibber at the very mention of t-tests. So that students hopefully don't have to gibber quite as much as I used to, I've taken the time to put together some resources that students (and anyone else in the world) can access such as lecture notes, handouts, data files and stuff. Welcome to statistics hell ...
- Writing Books: I've written some books. You might already have bought one of them, or you might have better things to spend your money on, you might have liked them, you might have wasted your money, you might be a ballet dancing Komodo dragon. Who knows? One thing is for sure, if you follow the link you'll find lots of information about my books (I particularly recommend the 'Discovering Catistics' Link ...).
- Play Music: When not being the horned ruler of statistic hell I play loud and noisy music. It's very therapeutic. You can find out a little about my 'alternative existance'
You can, if you like, contact me. I have no social skills, so it's at your own peril ...