• Question: What about being an event planner appeals to you? And how would your knowledge of statistics and mathematics help you in that job?

    Asked by alex2 to Fiona, Deirdre on 23 Jan 2020.
    • Photo: Deirdre Toher

      Deirdre Toher answered on 23 Jan 2020:

      The contrast between it an my day job is one of the reasons I enjoy it!

      Also, using statistical models to try to predict things – such as the number of people arriving between certain times – so that resources can be allocated in an optimal way, when the information available is uncertain, is really interesting and it is an area where statistical expertise can really help with planning.