Chairman, Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, Cambridge University, UK
Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk and
Chairman of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication at Cambridge University
Sir David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, Fellow of Churchill College, and Chairman of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication at Cambridge University. He works to improve the way in which risk and statistical evidence are taught and discussed in society: he gives many presentations to schools and others, advises organisations on risk communication, and is a regular commentator on risk issues. He presented the BBC4 documentaries Tails you Win: the Science of Chance and the award-winning Climate Change by Numbers. He was elected FRS in 2005, awarded an OBE in 2006, and was knighted in 2014 for services to medical statistics. In 2011 he came 7th in an episode of Winter Wipeout.