Professor Richard Barker

Pro Vice-Chancellor Sciences, University of Otago

Richard was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Sciences at the University of Otago in 2017 and is proud to head the Division at New Zealand's most science intensive university.  Richard joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Otago in 1998, was appointed as Professor of Statistics in 2007, and was Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics from 2008 to 2016.  His research specialty is Bayesian hierarchical modelling and statistical ecology.