Dr John Eales

Dr John Eales

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Statistics

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

John can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Statistics

I am the Faculty of Science and Engineering Teaching and Learning Quality Development Lead (0.5 fte).
I am also the Associate Head (Teaching and Learning) in the School of Compuing, Electronics and Mathematics.
I am also a Senior Lecturer in Statistics. Currently (2015-16) I teach the Multivariate Statistics half of MATH3607: Multivariate Statistics and Experimental Design in Semester One and the Quantitative Methods part of ACF102: Introduction to Financial Accounting and Reporting in Semester Two.


B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics (Applied Mathematics). University of Kent at Canterbury.

M.Sc. Statistics. University of Kent at Canterbury.

Ph.D. University of Bath. Thesis title: 'Optimal Group Sequential Tests'

Professional membership

I am a member of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS).

Teaching interests

My teaching interests are very broad. I am currently a module leader on the Mathematics and Statistics degrees as well as on a service modules in the Faculty of Business. I have also taught in the Medical School and to other Schools within my own Faculty. In total, I have taught across five faculties within the Univeristy and from foundation through to master level. On two separate occasions I have been a university teaching fellow. In 2002 I acted as a consultant on the e3an project, which involved producing a bank of multiple choice and short answer questions for electrical engineering students.

Research interests

Group Sequential Tests.

Teaching Statistics in Higher Education.

Statistics in Sport.

Eales, J.D. and Stander, J. (2009) Using Minitab for teaching statistics in higher education. MSOR Connections 9(3), 6-8. 
Stander, J. and Eales, J.D. (2011) Using R for teaching financial mathematics and statistics. MSOR Connections 11(1), 7-11.