Dr Liam P. Grimmett

Research Fellow

The University of Leeds


I am (from September 2020) a Research Fellow in Statistics at The University of Leeds. Prior to that, I was a Statistical Astronomy PhD student working under the supervision of Dr. James Mullaney at The University of Sheffield. My PhD research focused on identifying where the most massive Black Holes live and the impact they can have on their surrounding galaxies. For academic research, see my publications below.

I am happy to give presentations at local societies/schools or research groups on statistical/astronomy topics. If you are interested in me giving a talk, please get in touch using the form below.

I am also a co-founder of JaGNum - a new statistics/numerical consultancy company. Check out the JaGNum website on how we may be able to help you. On this front, I also hold GradStat status from the Royal Statistical Society. I am also a committee member of the Royal Statistics Society’s Official Statistics Section.

Outside of work, I am mostly interested in sport (primarily Rugby League and Boxing) and politics and usually give my opinions on twitter.


  • Astrostatistics
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Computational Statistics
  • Statistics in Sport


  • PhD in Astrostatistics, 2016-2020

    The University of Sheffield

  • MMath Mathematics, 2012-2016

    The University of Sheffield

Recent Publications

Exoplanet detection and its dependence on stochastic sampling of the stellar Initial Mass Function
A binning-free method reveals a continuous relationship between galaxies' AGN power and offset from main sequence
The Evolving AGN Duty Cycle in Galaxies Since z ∼ 3 as Encoded in the X-Ray Luminosity Function

Get in touch!

  • F21, Hicks Building, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7RH