Keynote Speaker: David Spiegelhalter, PhD
Communicating the Potential Benefits and Harms of Treatments in an Impartial Way
Monday 11 June 2018
David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk and Fellow of Churchill College at Cambridge University, and as Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, he works to improve the way in which risk and statistical evidence are taught and discussed in society. He gives many presentations to schools and others, advises organisations on risk communication, and is a regular commentator on risk issues. He presented the BBC4 documentaries ‘Tails you Win: the Science of Chance’ and the award-winning ‘Climate Change by Numbers’. He was elected FRS in 2005, awarded an OBE in 2006, and was knighted in 2014 for services to medical statistics. For 2017-2018 he is President of the Royal Statistical Society. In 2011, he finished 7th in an episode of Winter Wipeout. Dr. Spiegelhalter was the recipient of the 2006 SMDM Career Achievement Award.
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