Dr John Bithell

John Bithell


Emeritus Fellow in Statistics, St. Peter's College

+44 (0)1865 272860 (Department)
+44 (0)1865 272871 (Direct)

Research Interests
Statistical methods in epidemiology, health effects of ionizing radiation, applications of stochastic processes in biology and medicine, Monte Carlo methods.

Selected publications:
- Bithell, J.F. and Stewart, A.M. (1975) Pre-natal irradiation and childhood malignancy: a review of British data from the Oxford survey. Brit. J. Cancer, 31, 271-287.
- Bithell, J.F. and Stiller, C.A. (1988) A new calculation of the carcinogenic risk of obstetric X-raying. Statistics in Medicine, 7, 857-864.  
- Bithell, J.F. (1990) An application of density estimation to geographical epidemiology, Statistics in Medicine, 9, 691-701.
- Bithell J.F., Dutton S.J., Draper G.J. and Neary N.M. (1994) Distribution of childhood leukaemias and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas near nuclear installations in England and Wales, British Medical Journal, 309, 6953,501-505.
- Bithell, J.F. (1995) The choice of test for detecting raised disease risk near a point source. Statistics in Medicine, 14, 21, 2309-2322, 1995.

Biographical Sketch:
John Bithell retired in 2004 after 35 years of research and teaching of mathematics and statistics in the Department of Statistics and at St Peter’s College in the University of Oxford.  He is still active in both teaching and research and has a continuing link with the Department of Statistics.  He is also an Honorary Visiting Fellow of the Childhood Cancer Research Group in Oxford, where he actively collaborates with scientists working on various aspects of the epidemiology of childhood cancer.

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