School of Mathematical Sciences

Meeting on statistical methods for sustainable development

D8 Monica Partridge, University of Nottingham, University Park Campus
Thursday 30th June (10:30) - Friday 1st July 2022 (16:00)
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2022 Meeting on statistical methods for sustainable development

Data and analysis for poverty and gender equality

When: 30th June- 1st July

Where: D8 Monica Partridge, University of Nottingham, University Park Campus

The meeting is being organised by Katie Severn (she/her) and Rowland Seymour (he/him).

We thank the London Mathematical Society and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council [EP/R513283/1] for funding and the University of Nottingham School of Mathematical Sciences for administrative support which has made the meeting possible.

Registration - Click here to sign up

Meeting Aims

Statistical methods are crucial for tackling the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1 (no poverty) and 5 (gender equality). This two-day meeting brings together researchers and practitioners developing and implementing statistical methods to meet these goals.

The focus of the workshop is to better understand how to deal with unusual data sources, what inference methods are being developed to analyse such data, and what mathematical methods need to be developed to support future interventions in developing countries.

The more mathematical/methodological focus of many anticipated participants will be complemented by contributions from applied researchers and practitioners, ensuring that theoretical work is inspired by and/or maintains links with its practical application.

Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline: Fri 3rd June. (Decisions made on a rolling basis).

Student support application deadline: Fri 3rd June. (Decisions by Fri 9th June).

Registration deadline: Fri 17th June.

Arriving and Staying at Nottingham

Please see the Arriving and Staying at Nottingham tab on this website for travel advice and where to stay.


Tea/coffee will be available from 15-20 mins before the first scheduled event on both days. Lunches on the two days of the meeting are included, as are tea/coffee during the breaks.

 Thursday Friday  

 10:30 – 10:40



 9:30 – 10:30

Contributed talks

 10:40 – 11:40

Prof Wendy Olsen


10:30 – 10:50


 11:40 – 12:00



10:50 – 12:30

Contributed talks

 12:00 – 13:00

Contributed Talks


12:30 – 14:00


 13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Contributed Talks

 14:00 – 15:00

Data Sandpit

 15:00 – 16:00

Methods Panel

 15:00 – 15:30




 15:30 – 16:30

Pracitioner Pannel 




Except for the first talk of each day, talks have 20 minutes in the schedule. Please aim to speak for no more than 15 minutes to allow time for questions and changeover to the next speaker.

Titles and abstracts

Please use the sign up form to submit your titles and abstract

Confirmed talks will be published here in June.

Meeting location

D8 Monica Partridge Building, University Park

Funding to support participants

Applications for additional funding can be made through the sign up form.

UK based research students

We have funds available (through our LMS grant) to support the attendance of UK based research students. Please fill out the appropriate section of the application form if you would like to be considered. Please include (i) a paragraph explaining how attending the meeting will benefit you, (ii) anticipated costs (travel, accommodation and subsistence), (iii) whether any other funding is available to you, (iv) what research degree you are studying for (e.g. PhD/DPhil/MPhil) and when (month & year) you started.

Priority will be given to those who submit an abstract to present at the meeting. If we are oversubscribed we will attempt to share the funds so that as many people as possible can attend, so please ensure that you look into other sources of support too.


We have funding to cover childcare or caring costs, please fill out the approprate section of the application form to be considered for this. The LMS have a scheme to support conference participation for people whose participation involves additional childcare costs.

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