Julian Faraway

Julian Faraway


Professor of Statistics,
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Bath


B.A. Mathematics, Cambridge (1982),
Diploma in Mathematical Statistics, Cambridge (1983),
PhD. Statistics, UC Berkeley(1987).


Department of Mathematical Sciences,
University of Bath ,
Bath, BA2 7AY


Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386992
Fax: +44 (0) 1225 383436


my email address


Questions regarding my books?
I am also joint editor of the Chapman and Hall/CRC Press Texts in Statistical Science Series in which these books appear. If you have an idea or proposal for a Statistics textbook, please contact me.


My research interests are in Statistics. I am currently interested in the analysis of functional and shape data with particular application to the modelling of human motion. I have developed new methods that have been used in ergonomics and biomechanics to help design the interiors of new vehicles and construct safe and productive workplaces. I have also developed new methods for shape change modelling which have been used to describe facial motion. These have been used to evaluate and plan surgery for children with cleft lip and palate.

I am interested more generally in the interface between the theory and application of Statistics. I am the author of two bestselling graduate-level textbooks on the application of Statistics. I have worked on a wide range of statistical problems ranging over astronomy, athletics, concrete, cosmetics, fungicides, fuel filters, marketing of cars, obesity and schizophrenia. I have also served as a consultant to Industry on statistical issues.

Here are my publications which can also be seen on my Google Scholar page

Please contact me if you are interested in working on a PhD in any of these research areas.