Dr Ben Derrick

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About me

Current role

Senior Lecturer in Statistics, and Placements Lead for the School of Computing and Creative Technologies (covering 10 undergraduate degree programs).

Module leadership includes postgraduate Statistical Inference on the programs for MSc Data Science and MSc Artificial Intelligence.

Member of the Mathematics and Statistics Research Group. Active research areas include: The use of artificial intelligence in learning and assessment; exploring statistical methods using simulation; applications in education, teaching and learning methods; and statistical disclosure control. Also involved in final year Mathematics project supervision, and Data Science masters project supervision, many of which leading to publication. 

Member of the UWE Bristol AI Community of Practice and Working Group. Interests include developing modern teaching methods, including use of project-based learning, e-assessment and AI.

Programme and curriculum design and development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for face to face delivery, online delivery, and delivery with international partnerships.


Employed at UWE Bristol since 2014. Worked as continuation lead for the Mathematics cluster. Teaching portfolio has covered all levels of the BSc Mathematics award with topics including: hypothesis testing; statistical modelling; time series analyses; as well as teaching to non-specialists. 

Consultancy / analyses for: UWE Bristol implementation of BoostingReading@Primary; UWE Bristol intervention initiative; UWE Bristol espressomaths;  UWE Bristol centre for appearance research; Environment Agency (England) air quality monitoring networks. 

External and internal training in SPSS and R: Consumer Intelligence; UWE Bristol Garduate School.

Previous employment in: clinical research; business management information; training and quality assurance. 


PhD in Statistical Inference of Samples of Paired Observations and Independent Observations (UWE Bristol)

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (UWE Bristol). Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

MSc in Biometry (University of Reading). 

First class BSc honours degree in Accounting and Statistics (UWE Bristol).


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