Olatunji Olugoke Johnson

I am a PhD student at CHICAS Research Group of the Lancaster Medical School and supervised by Prof. Peter Diggle and Dr. Emanuele Giorgi. I formerly obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Master’s degree in Mathematical Sciences from Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria and African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Tanzania respectively.

For my undergraduate final year project, I worked on the development of randomized response models for surveys on sexually transmitted infections and the objective was to provide a statistical tool aimed at reducing non-response bias.

My master’s degree at AIMS exposed me to a broad variety of cutting-edge mathematical and statistical application to Science. My MSc project focused on development of geostatistical models in order to identify communities that need urgent treatment for river blindness in Cameroon.

For my PhD, I will however be developing methods of visualizing and real-time mapping of spatio-temporally referenced admissions data. The methods shall be applied to COPD emergency admissions data in the UK.