(Relatively recent and selected) Talks & presentations

  • Bayesian hierarchical models for the prediction of football results (this is the version I presented as an invited seminar at University of Florence, March 2009)
  • Mixing Econometrics and Epidemiology: the perfect job for Health Economics? (invited talk at the Collaborative Meeting on Mixing Econometrics and Epidemiology in the context of estimating treatment effect, Imperial College London, March 2009)
  • Regression discontinuity design in epidemiology (this is the version Sara and I presented at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, November 2010, and this is the version I presented at the JSM 2013 in Montreal as an invited talk, August 2013. A more recent version, presented again at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in November 2013 is here).
  • Health economic evaluation of HPV vaccination (presented at the 8th World Congress in Health Economics iHEA 2011 in Toronto, July 2011)
  • A decision-theoretic framework for the application of cost-effectiveness analysis in regulatory processes (this is the version I presented as an invited talk at the Bayes Pharma 2012 conference, in Aachen, Germany, May 2012)
  • BCEA - an R package to run Bayesian cost-effectiveness analysis (presented at the European Conference on Health Economics 2012 in Zurich, July 2012)
  • Estimating the Number and Characteristics of Illegal Migrants via the Center Sampling Technique: Methodology and Application to Italian Data (presented as an invited talk at the Joint Statistical Meeting 2012 in San Diego, August 2012)
  • Bayesian methods in health economics (presented as an invited talk at the University of Turin - more precisely at a conference on rationalising pharmaceutical expenditure, November 2012)
  • Bayesian hierarchical models and recent computational development using Integrated Nested Laplace Approximation, with applications to pre-implantation genetic screening in IVF (presented as an invited seminar at the MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge)
  • An introduction to INLA with a comparison to JAGS, presented as an invited lecture at the 4th Bayes Pharma Conference, Rotterdam, May 2013
  • Come to the dark side: we got cookies! An introduction to Bayesian statistics, invited presentation at the 28th Annual Chemometrics Symposium of the Dutch Chemometrics Society, Utrecht, November 2013
  • Bayesian models for cost-effectiveness analysis in the presence of structural zero costs, invited presentation at the 6th International Conference of the ERCIM WG on Computational and Methodological Statistics, London, December 2013
  • Evidence of bias in the Eurovision song contest: modelling the votes using Bayesian hierarchical models, presented at the International Conference of the Royal Statistical Society, Sheffield, September 2014
  • Sample Size calculations for Stepped Wedge Trials, invited presentation at the Stepped Wedge Trials Symposium London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, September 2015
  • Efficient Gaussian process regression to calculate the expected value of partial perfect information in health economics, invited presentation at the 8th International Conference of the ERCIM WG on Computational and Methodological Statistics, December 2015; presentation at the 5th Workshop on Bayesian Inference for Latent Gaussian Models with Applications, Bath, September 2016
  • Full Bayesian models to handle missing values in cost-effectiveness analysis from individual level data, invited presentation at the RSS 2017 International Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, September 2017