Communicating Risk and Uncertainty

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 9:30am-11:00am

With statistics and charts having become a constant feature of our television viewing and everyday conversations, communicating risk, statistics and uncertainty has perhaps never been more relevant – or important – across the world. It also comes with many challenges. This is something that Jennifer Rogers – serving as ITV’s resident COVID-19 statistician – and Timandra Harkness – who has written prolifically about data and statistics - know all too well.

This session will explore how data and statistics are communicated in the media – with examples illustrating the good, the bad and the ugly. The session will also highlight important considerations when communicating uncertainty, both about COVID-19 and more generally.

Speakers

Jennifer Rogers

Vice President for Statistical Research and Consultancy, PHASTAR


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Timandra Harkness

Writer, presenter and comedian


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Moderator

Martin Burton

Director of Cochrane UK


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More information coming soon.