Christopher C. Holmes
Chris Holmes
Alma materImperial College London
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Oxford
ThesisBayesian methods for nonlinear classification and regression (2000)
Doctoral advisorBani K. Mallick

Christopher C. Holmes is a British statistician. He has held the position of Professor of Biostatistics in Genomics in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine and the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford since September 2014, a post that carries with it a Fellowship of St Anne's College, Oxford.[1] Previously he was titular Professor of Biostatistics and a Fellow of Lincoln College. After working in industry he completed his doctorate in Bayesian statistics at Imperial College, London, supervised by Adrian Smith.[2]

Holmes's research interests are in spatial statistics, Bayesian non-parametrics and statistical problems in genetics. He is one of the co-founders of the Oxford-Man Institute. Holmes was awarded the 2003 Research Prize[3] and the 2009 Guy Medal in Bronze[4] by the Royal Statistical Society.


  1. ^ "Appointments: Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences/Medical Sciences". Oxford University Gazette. 145 (5084). University of Oxford. 29 January 2015. Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Christopher Holmes - The Mathematics Genealogy Project". Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  3. ^ 2003 Society Medals & Prizes. Archived October 27, 2006, at the Wayback Machine Royal Statistical Society. Accessed January 23, 2010. Award Citation:"The Research Prize for 2003 is awarded to Christopher Holmes for his important original contributions to statistical methodology, including work on Bayesian regression with wavelets and other basis functions, partitioning modelling, pattern recognition and perfect sampling"
  4. ^ 2009 Society Medals & Prizes.[permanent dead link] Royal Statistical Society. Accessed January 23, 2010.