David Spiegelhalter

Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge (UK)

Prof Spiegelhalter works on improving the way in which risk and uncertainty are taught and discussed in society. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2005, awarded an OBE in 2006, and was knighted in 2014 for services to medical statistics. He presented the BBC4 documentaries ‘Tails you Win: the Science of Chance’ and ‘Climate Change by Numbers’, and in 2011 he came 7th in an episode of Winter Wipeout.