Thomas Leonard

Biography

Thomas Hoskyns Leonard is an author, poet and Bayesian statistician who is retired and lives in Edinburgh. He obtained his degrees from Imperial College and University College London, and taught at the Universities of Warwick, Wisconsin-Madison and Edinburgh. A founding fellow, with Arnold Zellner, of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis, he is best known for his work in Bayesian categorical data analysis, prior informative density estimation and function smoothing, conditional Laplacian approximations for marginal inference and prediction, and the statistical modelling of log covariance matrices, and for his applications of Bayesian methodology in medicine, geophysics, economics, and legal statistics. Most recently, he has presented a large amount of anecdotal and statistical evidence to the Scottish Parliament, regarding the widespread devastating physical side effects of psychiatric medications and electro-convulsive therapy.

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