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Dr John Bithell

Dr John F. Bithell

retired in 2004 after 35 years of research and teaching of mathematics and statistics in the Department of Statistics and at St Peterís 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.


University contact

Department of Statistics, 1, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG.

College contact

St Peterís College, Oxford OX1 2DL

Home contact

Tel: +44 1865 341024


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Research Interests

  • Statistical methods in epidemiology
  • Health effects of ionizing radiation
  • Applications of stochastic processes in biology and medicine
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Childhood cancer