Steve Brooks
BornJuly 1970
Alma materUniversity of Bristol
University of Kent
University of Cambridge
AwardsGuy Medal (Bronze, 2005)
Philip Leverhulme Prize
RSS Research Prize
Scientific career
FieldsComputational and Applied Statistics
InstitutionsUniversity of Bristol
University of Surrey
University of Cambridge
Doctoral advisorGareth Roberts[1]

Stephen Peter "Steve" Brooks is Executive Director of Select Statistical Services Ltd,[2] a statistical research consultancy company based in Exeter, and former professor of statistics at the Statistical Laboratory of the University of Cambridge.[3]

He received a degree in mathematics from Bristol University in 1991, and a master's degree in statistics from the University of Kent. He received his PhD at Cambridge; his supervisor was Gareth Roberts. Post-graduation he then returned to Bristol as a lecturer in the Statistics Group and then Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey. In 2000 Brooks returned to Cambridge first as a fellow of King's College, Cambridge.[4] and then of Wolfson College.[5]

He is a specialist in Markov chain Monte Carlo and applied statistical methods.

He is one of the founding directors[6] of the National Centre for Statistical Ecology[7] which was set up in 2005.

He left Cambridge in 2006 to become Director of Research for ATASS Sports and is now executive director of Select Statistical Services Ltd a statistical consultancy firm based in Exeter and the Director of the Exeter Initiative for Statistics and its Applications[8]


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Honours and awards


  1. Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo edited by Steve Brooks, Andrew Gelman, Galin Jones and Xiao-Li Meng; Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2011[14]
  2. Bayesian Analysis for Population Ecology by Ruth King, Olivier Gimenez, Byron Morgan and Steve Brooks; Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2009[15]


  1. ^ Steve Brooks at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ "Steve Brooks, Select Executive Director". Select Statistical Services Limited. Archived from the original on 17 January 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Cambridge University Reporter: Elections and Appointments, May 2000".
  4. ^ "Fellows of King's College". Cambridge University Reporter. Cambridge University. 1 October 2001. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  5. ^ "Fellows of Wolfson College". Cambridge University Reporter. Cambridge University. 2 October 2008. Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  6. ^ "NCSE Interim Review Report, 2007" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2011.
  7. ^ "National Centre for Statistical Ecology Home Page".
  8. ^ "ExIStA Home Page".
  9. ^ "Cambridge University Reporter: Annual Report on the Establishment of Personal Professorships and Readerships 2002".
  10. ^ "Cambridge University Reporter: Senior Academic Promotions 2005".
  11. ^ "ATASS Ltd Home Page".
  12. ^ "RSS Guy Medal in Bronze – List of Recipients".
  13. ^ "Philip Leverhulme Prizes 2004".[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo".
  15. ^ "Bayesian Analysis for Population Ecology – CRC Website". Archived from the original on 28 September 2011.