Stephen Connor

I'm a Senior Lecturer in the Statistics and Probability Group in the Department of Mathematics at the University of York, UK.

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Department of Mathematics, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, UK


My research interests are primarily in applied probability, in particular coupling theory, perfect simulation, and convergence rates of Markov processes.

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I regularly run outreach sessions at local schools, and from 2017 - 2020 I was an LMS Holgate Session Leader. Follow the links below to find out more about the sessions that I can offer, or to see what we get up to as a department.

My outreach sessions York Maths outreach


I'm a keen knitter and crocheter. I often forget to take photos of finished work, but if you'd like to see some evidence of what I get up to in my spare time, follow the link below.

Knitting gallery


  1. I am one of the organisers of Probability in the North East (PiNE)
  2. I am a member of the Research Grants Committee of the London Mathematical Society
  3. I am an external member of the Academic Steering and Management Group for the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre
  4. For most of 2009 - 2019 I was a lecturer of the Applied Stochastic Processes module for the Academy for PhD Training in Statistics (APTS)