Helen Ogden is an Lecturer in Statistics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton, and a member of the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute. She obtained her PhD from the Department of Statistics, University of Warwick in 2014, then continued at Warwick as a Research Fellow, as part of 'Intractable Likelihood: New Challenges from Modern Applications', a project held jointly between Bristol, Lancaster, Oxford and Warwick universities. She moved to the University of Southampton as a Lecturer in Statistics in September 2016.
Helen's research interests include statistical theory, modelling and computation. Much of her work involves models in which the distribution of the response is assumed to depend on the values of latent (or unobserved) attributes of each the items being observed. She is particularly interested in models which involve interactions between these latent variables, including models for competitions played between pairs of players, for social network data, and for educational testing and learning analytics.