Professor Marian Scott

Professor Marian Scott


Scientific Advisor

Professor of Environmental Statistics in the Department of Statistics at the University of Glasgow;  an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE),  Marians’ research interests include model uncertainty and sensitivity analysis;  modelling the dispersal of pollutants in the environment, radiocarbon dating and assessment of animal welfare.

She is an advisory editor of the Wiley Series Statistics in Practice, focussing on the environment;  associate editor of the Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Radiocarbon, Environmetrics and of the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity.

As a scientific advisor for NewMetrica, Marian has developed a general methodology for constructing pain and welfare scales based on the creation of single, composite indicators from distinct observable components.

This methodology has been applied widely in post graduate studies, to develop the Glasgow Composite Measure Pain Scale for dogs after surgery (Lynne Young, Matthew Burnell), a health related quality of life scale for chronic pain in dogs (e.g. those suffering from arthritis) (Lesley Wiseman-Orr) and welfare and quality of life scales for farm animals (dairy cows, sheep and pigs) (Andrew McMullan, Dale Sandercock, Leigh Harkins).