Dr Eleni Matechou

Senior Lecturer in Statistics,
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Dr Eleni Matechou


Eleni obtained her BSc in Statistics from Athens University of Economics and Business in Greece and an MSc in Statistics with Applications in Medicine from the University of Southampton. Her PhD, supervised by Professor Byron Morgan and Dr David Thomson, was a joint project between the University of Kent and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany.

Eleni spent a year at Victoria University of Wellington as a Research and Teaching fellow, working with Prof Shirley Pledger and Dr Ivy Liu.

Eleni was a Departmental Lecturer at the University of Oxford for three years and a Stipendiary Lecturer at St Peter’s College for two of those years.

She has worked here at the University of Kent since 2014 and Eleni is a member of the Statistical Ecology @ Kent (SE@K) group and of the National Centre for Statistical Ecology (NCSE).

Research interests

Eleni's research mainly focuses on statistical ecology and she has developed models for studying populations of birds, mammals, amphibians and invertebrates. With a particular interest in new modelling approaches for the study of migration patterns, she has investigated the use of mixture models from a classical and Bayesian, parametric and non-parametric, approach. 


Eleni has supervised students working on a wide range of topics, such as removal modelling, integrated population modelling and Bayesian non-parametric models for ecological data.

All her students have successfully completed their projects within the required timeframe while publishing their work in high-quality peer-reviewed ecology and statistics journals. 


Chair of the Environmental Statistics Section of the Royal Statistical Society.

Book Reviews Editor for the Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics

BIR local champion. 

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