Denis Mollison

Professor of Applied Probability (Emeritus)

Department of
Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

tel: (+44) 131 665 2055
e-mail: denis.mollison [at]

(or denis.mollison [at]


Epidemic modelling

Infectious Disease Dynamics
     Newton Institute, Cambridge 2013/14
     (papers and photos)

Own papers - archive - including ones on
     Basic ideas
     Spatial models
     Data analysis using MCMC

Survey talks
     The structure of epidemic models
     [INFER2011, 4 Mb pdf]
     Challenges in representing spatial structure
     [ICMS, July 2016, 1.5 Mb pdf]

Research workshops - including
     Oberwolfach, November 2013
     ICMS Edinburgh, September 2011

Voting systems

Bicentenary of STV: `The quest for fairer voting'
  meeting of RSS Social Statistics Section, 17 Dec 2019
  slides of talk
  summary page of draft paper

Scottish Council election May 2017
Scottish Council election May 2012
Other examples of STV elections

STV for Westminster
Talk on electoral systems (Stockholm 2012)

Wave energy statistics

Papers - including
     `Wave climate and the wave power resource'

European Wave Energy Resource Atlas

Survey talk    [4.5 Mb pdf]
     Wave energy: making best use of a variable resource

Other interests

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Mountain Bothies Association - Warnscale Head
John Muir Trust
Caisteal Tioram Trust
National Trust for Scotland - Inveresk Lodge Garden
Scottish Wildlife Trust - CALL Project

Scottish Green Liberal Democrats


Last modified 17th December 2019