Dr Christopher Sherlock

Senior Lecturer in Statistics

Research Interests

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

Optimal scaling for the pseudo-marginal random walk Metropolis: insensitivity to the noise generating mechanism
Sherlock, C. 30/10/2015 In: Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability. 16 p.
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Efficient particle MCMC for exact inference in stochastic biochemical network models through approximation of expensive likelihoods
Golightly, A., Henderson, D., Sherlock, C. 09/2015 In: Statistics and Computing. 25, 5, p. 1039-1055. 17 p.
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Impaired performance on advanced theory of mind tasks in children with epilepsy is related to poor communication and increased attention problems
Lunn, J., Lewis, C., Sherlock, C. 02/2015 In: Epilepsy and Behavior. 43, p. 109-116. 8 p.
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On the efficiency of pseudo-marginal random walk Metropolis algorithms
Sherlock, C., Thiery, A., Roberts, G., Rosenthal, J. 01/2015 In: Annals of Statistics. 43, 1, p. 238-275. 38 p.
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Particle Metropolis adjusted Langevin algorithms
Nemeth, C., Sherlock, C., Fearnhead, P. 23/12/2014 In: arxiv.org.
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Idiopathic Focal Eosinophilic Enteritis (IFEE), an emerging cause of abdominal pain in horses: the effect of age, time and geographical location on risk
Archer, D., Costain, D., Sherlock, C. 2/12/2014 In: PLoS ONE. 9, 12, 19 p.
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Bayesian inference for hybrid discrete-continuous stochastic kinetic models
Sherlock, C., Golightly, A., Gillespie, C. 11/2014 In: Inverse Problems. 30, 11, 22 p.
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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.
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Inference for reaction networks using the linear noise approximation
Fearnhead, P., Giagos, V., Sherlock, C. 27/01/2014 In: Biometrics. 70, p. 457-466. 10 p.
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Particle learning approach to Bayesian model selection: an application from neurology
Taylor, S., Ridall, G., Sherlock, C., Fearnhead, P. 2014 In: The contribution of young researchers to Bayesian statistics. Springer p. 165-167. 3 p. ISBN: 9783319020839. Electronic ISBN: 9783319020846.

A coupled hidden Markov model for disease interactions
Sherlock, C., Xifara, T., Telfer, S., Begon, M. 08/2013 In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics). 62, 4, p. 609-627. 19 p.
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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.
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Spatial and temporal patterns in antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella Typhimurium amongst cattle in England and Wales
Cox, R., Su, T., Clough, H., Woodward, M., Sherlock, C. 3/01/2012 In: Epidemiology and Infection. p. 1-12. 12 p.
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A class of spherical and elliptical distributions with Gaussian-like limit properties
Sherlock, C., Elton, D. 2012 In: International Journal of Statistics and Probability. 2012, 17 p.
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The prevalence of antimicrobial resistant Escherichia coli in sympatric wild rodents varies by season and host.
Williams, N.J., Sherlock, C., Jones, T., Clough, H., Telfer, S., Begon, M., French, N., Bennett, M. 2011 In: Journal of Applied Microbiology. 110, 4, p. 962-970. 9 p.
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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.
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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.
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An exact Gibbs sampler for the Markov Modulated Poisson Process.
Fearnhead, P., Sherlock, C. 2006 In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Statistical Methodology). 68, 5, p. 767-784. 18 p.
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Methodology for inference on the Markov modulated Poisson process and theory for optimal scaling of the random walk Metropolis.
Sherlock, C. 2006 245 p.
Doctoral Thesis