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Dr Christopher Sherlock

Dr Christopher Sherlock

Lecturer

Fylde College
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YF

+44 (0)1524 593949

Research Interests

  • MCMC theory, methodology and application
  • Stochastic processes (hidden Markov models)
  • Spatial statistics and veterinary epidemiology

Christopher Sherlock's Publications

2014

Langevin diffusions and the Metropolis-adjusted Langevin algorithm

Xifara, T., Sherlock, C., Livingstone, S., Byrne, S. & Girolami, M. 08/2014 In : Statistics and Probability Letters. 91, p. 14-19 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Efficient particle MCMC for exact inference in stochastic biochemical network models through approximation of expensive likelihoods

Golightly, A., Henderson, D. & Sherlock, C. 2014 In : Statistics and Computing. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Inference for reaction networks using the linear noise approximation

Fearnhead, P., Giagos, V. & Sherlock, C. 2014 In : Biometrics. 70, p. 457-466 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Particle learning approach to Bayesian model selection: an application from neurology

Taylor, S., Ridall, G., Sherlock, C. & Fearnhead, P. 2014 The contribution of young researchers to Bayesian statistics: Proceedings of BAYSM2013. Lanzarone, E. & Leva, F. (eds.). Springer, p. 165-167 3 p. (Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2013

A coupled hidden Markov model for disease interactions

Sherlock, C., Xifara, T., Telfer, S. E. & Begon, M. 08/2013 In : Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics). 62, 4, p. 609-627 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Optimal scaling of the random walk Metropolis: general criteria for the 0.234 acceptance rule

Sherlock, C. 03/2013 In : Journal of Applied Probability. 50, 1, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

A class of spherical and elliptical distributions with Gaussian-like limit properties

Sherlock, C. & Elton, D. 2012 In : Journal of Probability and Statistics. 2012, 17 p.467187

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Spatial and temporal patterns in antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella Typhimurium amongst cattle in England and Wales

Cox, R., Su, T-L., Clough, H., Woodward, M. J. & Sherlock, C. 2012 In : Epidemiology and Infection. p. 1-12 12 p.PMID: 22214772

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

The prevalence of antimicrobial resistant Escherichia coli in sympatric wild rodents varies by season and host.

Williams, N. J., Sherlock, C., Jones, T. R., Clough, H. E., Telfer, S. E., Begon, M., French, N. P. & Bennett, M. 2011 In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 110, 4, p. 962-970 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

The random walk Metropolis : linking theory and practice through a case study.

Sherlock, C., Fearnhead, P. & Roberts, G. 05/2010 In : Statistical Science. 25, 2, p. 172-190 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

Optimal scaling of the random walk Metropolis on unimodal elliptically symmetric targets.

Sherlock, C. & Roberts, G. 2009 In : Bernoulli. 15, 3, p. 774-798 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

An exact Gibbs sampler for the Markov Modulated Poisson Process.

Fearnhead, P. & Sherlock, C. 2006 In : Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B. 68, 5, p. 767-784 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Current Students

Research students currently supervised by Christopher Sherlock include: