Vincent Macaulay
School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Glasgow
15 University Gardens,
Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
tel: +44 (0)141 330 6802
fax: +44 (0)141 330 4814
e-mail: vincent DOT macaulay AT glasgow DOT ac DOT uk

Position

I am a Reader and Head of Statistics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Glasgow.


Research news

An article, published in Science magazine (1), provides new evidence that modern humans dispersed from Africa along the southern coast of Asia about 60,000–70,000 years ago.  My colleagues and I studied variation in the complete mitochondrial genome sequences of a number of Orang Asli subjects from the Malaysian peninsula, along with data already published from Native Australians and Indians, to reach our conclusion.  The article has been widely reported in the press (e.g. 2–6).

  1. Macaulay, V., Hill, C., Achilli, A., Rengo, C., Clarke, D., Meehan, W., Blackburn, J., Semino, O., Scozzari, R., Cruciani, F., Taha, A., Shaari, N. K., Raja, J. M., Ismail, P., Zainuddin, Z., Goodwin, W., Bulbeck, D., Bandelt, H.–J., Oppenheimer, S., Torroni, A. and Richards, M. (2005). Single, rapid coastal settlement of Asia revealed by analysis of complete mitochondrial genomes. Science, 308, 1034–1036 [Abstract] [Full text] [Science perspective by Forster and Matsumura (requires subscription)]
  2. The Daily Telegraph, 13th May 2005
  3. The New York Times, 13th May 2005
  4. The Scotsman, 13th May 2005
  5. National Geographic
  6. BBC News, 13th May 2005


Teaching

In 2014–15, I shall lecture the Masters-level course Statistical Genetics, the Senior Honours course in Bayesian Statistics and the level 1 course in Statistical Methods.

I am class head for level 4 (4H/M) in Statistics.


Research

I work on statistical inference of demography from DNA sequence data, particularly prehistoric human demography as inferred from mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variation. Click for an updated skeleton phylogeny of human mtDNA [jpeg file] [eps file].

Another research interest is in phylogenetic inference for functional data.

I currently advise one PhD student (Alasdair McIntosh). My completed PhD students are Noel Thomson, Robin Young, Maarya Sharif, Colette Mair and George Cairns and completed MSc by Research students Maarya Sharif, Stuart MacIntyre and Mhairi Kerr.

My collaborators include Prof. Antonio Torroni (University of Pavia), Prof. Martin Richards (University of Leeds), Dr Antonio Salas (University of Santiago de Compostela), Dr Luisa Pereira (University of Porto) and Prof. Hans–Jürgen Bandelt (University of Hamburg).


Publications

Please email me for a reprint if you are unable to download any paper. In many cases, you will not be able to download the PDFs unless you or your institution has a journal subscription.

2013

  • Costa, M. D., Pereira, J. B., Fernandes, V., Pala, M., Olivieri, A., Achilli, A., Perego, U. A., Rychkov, S., Naumova, O., Hatina, J., Woodward, S. R., Eng, S., Carr, M., Macaulay, V., Soares, P., Pereira, L. and Richards, M. B. (2013). A substantial prehistoric European ancestry amongst Ashkenazi maternal lineages. Nature Communications, 4, doi: 10.1038/ncomms3543. [Text from journal site]
  • Macaulay, V. and Richards, M. (2013). Mitochondrial genome sequences and their phylogeographic interpretation (Version 2). In Encyclopedia of Life Science (ELS). John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.20843.pub2 [PDF]
  • Soares, P., Abrantes, D., Rito, T., Thomson, N., Radivojac, P., Li, B., Macaulay, V., Samuels, D. C. and Pereira, L. (2013). Evaluating purifying selection in the mitochondrial DNA of various mammalian species. PLoS ONE, 8, e58993. [PDF from journal site]
  • Newman, S. P., Deason, M. L., Pitsiladis, Y. P., Salas, A. and Macaulay, V. (2013). The West African ethnicity of the enslaved in Jamaica. Slavery & Abolition, 34, 376–400. [PDF from journal site]

2012

  • Pala, M., Olivieri, A., Achilli, A., Accetturo, M., Metspalu, E., Reidla, M., Tamm, E., Karmin, M., Reisberg, T., Kashani, B. H., Perego, U. A., Carossa, V., Gandini, F., Pereira, J. B., Soares, P., Angerhofer, N., Rychkov, S., Al-Zahery, N., Carelli, V., Sanati, M. H., Houshmand, M., Hatina, J., Macaulay, V., Pereira, L., Woodward, S. R., Davies, W., Gamble, C., Baird, D., Semino, O., Villems, R., Torroni, A. and Richards, M. B. (2012). Mitochondrial DNA signals of Late Glacial recolonization of Europe from Near Eastern refugia. American Journal of Human Genetics, 90, 915–924. [PDF from journal site]
  • Soares, P., Alshamali, F., Pereira, J. B., Fernandes, V., Silva, N. M., Afonso, C., Costa, M. D., Musilová, E., Macaulay, V., Richards, M. B., Černy, V. and Pereira, L. (2012). The expansion of mtDNA haplogroup L3 within and out of Africa. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29, 915–927. [PDF from journal site]
  • The Functional Phylogenies Group (2012). Phylogenetic inference for function-valued traits: speech sound evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 27, 160–166. [PDF from journal site]
  • Deason, M. L., Salas, A., Newman, S. P., Macaulay, V. A., Morrison, E. Y. st A. and Pitsiladis, Y. P. (2012). Interdisciplinary approach to the demography of Jamaica. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12, 24. [Article at journal site]
  • Deason, M., Scott, R., Irwin, L., Macaulay, V., Fuku, N., Tanaka, M., Irving, R., Charlton, V., Morrison, E., Austin, K. and Pitsiladis, Y. P. (2012). Importance of mitochondrial haplotypes and maternal lineage in sprint performance among individuals of West African ancestry. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 22, 217–223. [PDF at journal site]

2011

  • Soares, P., Rito, T., Trejaut, J., Mormina, M., Hill, C., Tinkler–Hundal, E., Braid, M., Clarke, D. J., Loo, J.–H., Thomson, N., Denham, T., Donohue, M., Macaulay, V., Lin, M., Oppenheimer, S. and Richards, M. B. (2011). Ancient voyaging and Polynesian origins. American Journal of Human Genetics, 88, 239–247. [PDF from journal site]

2010

  • Pereira, L., Silva, N. M., Franco–Duarte, R., Fernandes, V., Pereira, J. B., Costa, M. D., Martins, H., Soares, P., Behar, D. M., Richards, M. B. and Macaulay, V. (2010). Population expansion in the North African Late Pleistocene signalled by mitochondrial DNA haplogroup U6. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10, 390. [Article at journal site]
  • Cruciani, F., Trombetta, B., Macaulay, V. and Scozzari, R. (2010). About the X-to-Y gene conversion rate. American Journal of Human Genetics, 86, 495–497. [PDF from journal site]
  • Soares, P., Achilli, A., Semino, O., Davies, W., Macaulay, V., Bandelt, H.–J., Torroni, A. and Richards, M. B. (2010). The archaeogenetics of Europe. Current Biology, 20, R174–R183. [PDF from journal site]
  • Marchington, D., Malik, S., Banerjee, A., Turner, K., Samuels, D., Macaulay, V., Oakeshott, P., Fratter, C., Kennedy, S. and Poulton, J. (2010). Information for genetic management of mtDNA disease: sampling pathogenic mtDNA mutants in the human germline and in placenta. Journal of Medical Genetics, 47, 257–261. [Article at journal site]

2009

  • Salas, A., Lovo–Gómez, J., Álvarez–Iglesias, V., Cerezo, M., Lareu, M. V., Macaulay, V., Richards, M. B. and Carracedo, Á. (2009). Mitochondrial echoes of first settlement and genetic continuity in El Salvador. PLoS ONE, 4, e6882. [Paper on journal site]
  • Soares, P., Ermini, L., Thomson, N., Mormina, M., Rito, T., Röhl, A., Salas, A., Oppenheimer, S., Macaulay, V. and Richards, M. B. (2009). Correcting for purifying selection: an improved human mitochondrial molecular clock. American Journal of Human Genetics, 84, 740–759. [PDF from journal site] [Supplementary information]
  • Pereira, L., Freitas, F., Fernandes, V., Pereira, J. B., Costa, M. D., Costa, S., Máximo, V., Macaulay, V., Rocha, R. and Samuels, D. C. (2009). The diversity present in 5140 human mitochondrial genomes. American Journal of Human Genetics, 84, 628–640. [PDF from journal site]

2008

  • Soares, P., Trejaut, J. A., Loo, J.–H., Hill, C., Mormina, M., Lee, C.–L., Chen, Y.–M., Hudjashov, G., Forster, P., Macaulay, V., Bulbeck, D., Oppenheimer, S., Lin, M. and Richards, M. B. (2008). Climate change and postglacial human dispersals in southeast Asia. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 25, 1209–1218. [PDF from journal site]
  • Macaulay, V. and Richards, M. (2008). Mitochondrial genome sequences and their phylogeographic interpretation. In Encyclopedia of Life Science (ELS). John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0020843. [Article from ELS]
  • Achilli, A., Olivieri, A., Pellecchia, M., Uboldi, C., Colli, L., Al–Zahery, N., Accetturo, M., Pala, M., Kashani, B. H., Perego, U. A., Battaglia, V., Fornarino, S., Kalamati, J., Houshmand, M., Negrini, R., Semino, O., Richards, M., Macaulay, V., Ferretti, L., Bandelt, H.–J., Ajmone–Marsan, P. and Torroni, A. (2008). Mitochondrial genomes of extinct aurochs survive in domestic cattle. Current Biology. 18, R157–R158. [PDF from journal site] [Supplementary information]

2007

  • Salas, A., Bandelt, H.–J., Macaulay, V. and Richards M. B. (2007). Phylogeographic investigations: the role of trees in forensic genetics. Forensic Science International, 168, 1–13. [Text from journal site]
  • Pereira, L., Gonçalves, J., Franco–Duarte, R., Silva, J., Rocha, T., Arnold, C., Richards, M. and Macaulay, V. (2007). No evidence for an mtDNA role in sperm motility: data from complete sequencing of asthenozoospermic males. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 24, 868–874. [PDF from journal site] [Supplementary material]
  • Goios, A., Pereira, L., Bogue, M., Macaulay, V. and Amorim, A. (2007). mtDNA phylogeny and evolution of laboratory mouse strains. Genome Research, 17, 293–298. [PDF from journal site]
  • Hill, C., Soares, P., Mormina, M., Macaulay, V., Clarke, D., Blumbach, P. B., Vizuete–Forster, M., Forster, P., Bulbeck, D., Oppenheimer, S. and Richards, M. (2007). A mitochondrial stratigraphy for Island Southeast Asia. American Journal of Human Genetics, 80, 29–43. [PDF from journal site]

2006

  • Endicott, P., Metspalu, M., Stringer, C., Macaulay, V., Cooper, A. and Sanchez, J. J. (2006). Ancient DNA clarifies the origin of Andaman mtDNA haplogroups amongst south Asian tribal populations. PLoS One, 1, e81. [Article at journal site]
  • Hill, C., Soares, P., Mormina, M., Macaulay, V., Meehan, W., Blackburn, J., Clarke, D., Raja, J. M., Ismail, P., Bulbeck, D., Oppenheimer, S. and Richards, M. (2006). Phylogeography and ethnogenesis of aboriginal Southeast Asians. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23, 2480–2491. [PDF at journal site]
  • Torroni, A., Achilli, A., Macaulay, V., Richards, M. and Bandelt, H.–J. (2006). Harvesting the fruit of the human mtDNA tree. Trends in Genetics, 22, 339–345. [Full text]
  • Bandelt, H.–J., Macaulay, V. and Richards, M. (eds.) (2006). Human mitochondrial DNA and the evolution of Homo sapiens. Springer, Berlin. [Details from Springer] [Cover] [Buy at Amazon UK]
  • Bandelt, H.–J., Kong Q.–P., Richards M. and Macaulay, V. (2006). Estimation of mutation rates and coalescence times: some caveats. In Human mitochondrial DNA and the evolution of Homo sapiens (eds. H.–J. Bandelt, V. Macaulay and M. Richards), pp. 47–90, Springer, Berlin.
  • Pereira, L., Richards, M., Goios, A., Alonso, A., Albarrán, C., Garcia, O., Behar, D. M., Gölge, M., Hatina, J., Al–Gazali, L., Bradley, D., Macaulay, V. and Amorim, A. (2006). Evaluating the forensic informativeness of mtDNA haplogroup H sub-typing on a Eurasian scale. Forensic Science International, 159, 43–50. [Text of article from journal site]

2005

  • Salas, A., Richards, M., Lareu, M.–V., Sobrino, B., Silva, S., Matamoros, M., Macaulay, V. and Carracedo, Á (2005). Shipwrecks and founder effects: divergent demographic histories reflected in Caribbean mtDNA. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 128, 855–860. [Abstract at journal site] [PDF at journal site]
  • Macaulay, V., Hill, C., Achilli, A., Rengo, C., Clarke, D., Meehan, W., Blackburn, J., Semino, O., Scozzari, R., Cruciani, F., Taha, A., Shaari, N. K., Raja, J. M., Ismail, P., Zainuddin, Z., Goodwin, W., Bulbeck, D., Bandelt, H.–J., Oppenheimer, S., Torroni, A. and Richards, M. (2005). Tracing modern human origins: response. Science, 309, 1995–1996. [PDF at journal site]
  • Salas, A., Yao, Y.–G., Macaulay, V., Vega, A., Carracedo, Á and Bandelt, H.–J. (2005). A critical reassessment of the role of mitochondria in tumorigenesis. PLoS Medicine, 2, e296. [Synopsis at journal site] [PDF at journal site]
  • Salas, A., Carracedo, Á, Macaulay, V., Richards, M. and Bandelt, H.–J. (2005). A practical guide to mitochondrial DNA error prevention in clinical, forensic, and population genetics. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 335, 891–899. [Text of article from journal site]
  • Salas, A., Carracedo, Á., Richards, M., and Macaulay, V. (2005). Charting the ancestry of African-Americans. American Journal of Human Genetics, 77, 676–680. [Abstract from journal site] [PDF from journal site]
  • Macaulay, V., Hill, C., Achilli, A., Rengo, C., Clarke, D., Meehan, W., Blackburn, J., Semino, O., Scozzari, R., Cruciani, F., Taha, A., Shaari, N. K., Raja, J. M., Ismail, P., Zainuddin, Z., Goodwin, W., Bulbeck, D., Bandelt, H.–J., Oppenheimer, S., Torroni, A. and Richards, M. (2005). Single, rapid coastal settlement of Asia revealed by analysis of complete mitochondrial genomes. Science, 308, 1034–1036 [Abstract] [Full text] [Science perspective by Forster and Matsumura]
  • Pereira, L., Richards, M., Goios, A., Alonso, A., Albarrán, C., Garcia, O., Behar, D. M., Gölge, M., Hatina, J., Al–Gazali, L., Bradley, D., Macaulay, V. and Amorim, A. (2005). High-resolution mtDNA evidence for the late-glacial resettlement of Europe from an Iberian refugium. Genome Research, 15, 19–24. [Abstract from journal site] [PDF from journal site]

Some pre-2005 publications

  • Salas, A., Torroni, A., Richards, M., Quintana–Murci, L., Hill, C., Macaulay, V. and Carracedo, Á. (2004). Reply to Bortolini et al. American Journal of Human Genetics, 75, 524–526. [PDF at journal site]
  • Richards, M., Macaulay, V., Hill, C., Carracedo, Á and Salas, A. (2004). The archaeogenetics of the dispersals of the Bantu-speaking peoples. In Traces of Ancestry: Studies in Honour of Colin Renfrew (ed. M. Jones), pp. 75–87. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge.
  • Salas, A., Richards, M., Lareu, M.–V., Scozzari, R., Coppa, A., Torroni, A., Macaulay, V. and Carracedo, Á. (2004). The African diaspora: mitochondrial DNA and the Atlantic slave trade. American Journal of Human Genetics, 74, 454–465. [Abstract from journal site] [PDF from journal site]
  • Vega, A., Salas, A., Gamborino, E., Sobrido, M. J., Macaulay, V. and Carracedo, Á. (2004). mtDNA mutations in tumors of the central nervous system reflect the neutral evolution of mtDNA in populations. Oncogene, 23, 1314–1320. [Abstract from journal site] [PDF from journal site]
  • Bandelt, H.– J., Herrnstadt, C., Yao, Y.–G., Kong, Q.–P., Kivisild, T., Rengo, C., Scozzari, R., Richards, M., Villems, R., Macaulay, V., Howell, N., Torroni, A. and Zhang, Y.–P. (2003). Identification of Native American founder mtDNAs through the analysis of complete mtDNA sequences: some caveats. Annals of Human Genetics, 67, 512–524. [Abstract from journal site] [PDF from journal site]
  • Endicott, P., Macaulay, V., Kivisild, T., Stringer, C. and Cooper, A. (2003). Reply to Cordaux and Stoneking. American Journal of Human Genetics, 72, 1590–1593. [PDF file from journal site]
  • Yao, Y.–G., Macaulay, V., Kivisild, T., Zhang, Y.–P. and Bandelt, H.–J. (2003). To trust or not to trust an idiosyncratic mitochondrial data set. American Journal of Human Genetics, 72, 1341–1346 and 1348–1349. [PDF file from journal site]
  • Richards, M., Rengo, C., Cruciani, F., Gratrix, F., Wilson, J. F., Scozzari, R., Macaulay, V. and Torroni, A. (2003). Extensive female-mediated gene flow from sub-Saharan Africa into Near Eastern Arab populations. American Journal of Human Genetics, 72, 1058–1064. [PDF file from journal site] [Errata]
  • Mishmar, D., Ruiz–Pesini, E., Golik, P., Macaulay, V., Clark, A. G., Hosseini, S., Brandon, M., Easley, K., Chen, E., Brown, M. D., Sukernik, R. I., Olckers, A. and Wallace, D. C. (2003). Natural selection shaped regional mtDNA variation in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 100, 171–176. [PDF file from journal site] [Supplementary data]
  • Richards, M., Macaulay, V. and Bandelt, H.–J. (2003). Analyzing genetic data in a model-based framework: inferences about European prehistory. In Examining the farming/language dispersal hypothesis (eds. P. Bellwood and C. Renfrew), pp. 459–466. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge.
  • Bandelt, H.–J., Macaulay, V. and Richards, M. (2003). What molecules can't tell us about the spread of languages and the Neolithic. In Examining the farming/language dispersal hypothesis (eds. P. Bellwood and C. Renfrew), pp. 99–112. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge.
  • Bandelt, H.–J., Quintana–Murci, L., Salas, A. and Macaulay, V. (2002). The fingerprint of phantom mutations in mtDNA data. American Journal of Human Genetics, 71, 1150–1160. [Supplementary data] [PDF file from journal site]
  • Salas, A., Richards, M., De La Fe, T., Lareu, M.–V., Sobrino, B., Sánchez–Diz, P., Macaulay, V. and Carracedo, Á. (2002). The making of the African mtDNA landscape. American Journal of Human Genetics, 71, 1082–1111. [PDF file from journal site] [Errata]
  • Richards, M., Macaulay, V., Torroni, A. and Bandelt, H.–J. (2002). In search of geographical patterns in European mtDNA. American Journal of Human Genetics, 71, 1168–1174. [PDF file from journal site]
  • Macaulay, V. A. (2002). Review: Genetics and the search for modern human origins, John H. Relethford. Heredity, 89, 160.
  • Cruciani, F., Santolamazza, P., Shen, P., Macaulay, V., Moral, P., Olckers, A., Modiano, D., Holmes, S., Destro–Bisol, G., Coia, V., Wallace, D.C., Oefner, P.J., Torroni, A., Cavalli–Sforza, L. L., Scozzari, R. and Underhill, P. A. (2002). A back migration from Asia to sub-Saharan Africa is supported by high-resolution analysis of human Y chromosome haplotypes. American Journal of Human Genetics, 70, 1197–1214. [PDF file from journal site]
  • Pereira, L., Macaulay, V., Torroni, A., Scozzari, R., Prata, M.–J. and Amorim, A. (2001). Prehistoric and historic traces in the mtDNA of Mozambique: insights into the Bantu expansions and the slave trade. Annals of Human Genetics, 65, 439–458. [PDF file]
  • Torroni, A., Rengo, C., Guida, V., Cruciani, F., Sellitto, D., Coppa, A., Luna Calderon, F., Simionati, B., Valle, G., Richards, M., Macaulay, V. and Scozzari, R. (2001). Do the four clades of the mtDNA haplogroup L2 evolve at different rates? American Journal of Human Genetics, 69, 1348–1356. [PDF file from journal site]
  • Bandelt, H.–J., Lahermo, P., Richards, M. and Macaulay, V. (2001). Detecting errors in mtDNA data by phylogenetic analysis. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 115, 64–69.
  • Torroni, A., Bandelt, H.–J., Macaulay, V., Richards, M., Cruciani, F., Rengo, C., Martinez–Cabrera, V., Villems, R., Kivisild, T., Metspalu, E., Parik, J., Tolk, H.–V., Tambets, K., Forster, P., Karger, B., Francalacci, P., Rudan, P., Janicijevic, B., Rickards, O., Savontaus, M.–L., Huoponen, K., Laitinen, V., Koivumäki, S., Sykes, B., Hickey, E., Novelletto, A., Moral, P., Sellitto, D., Coppa, A., Al–Zaheri, N., Santachiara–Benerecetti, A. S., Semino, O. and Scozzari, R. (2001). A signal, from human mtDNA, of postglacial recolonization in Europe. American Journal of Human Genetics, 69, 844–852. [Supplementary data] [PDF file from journal site]
  • Scozzari, R., Cruciani, F., Pangrazio, A., Santolamazza, P., Vona, G., Moral, P., Latini, V., Varesi, L., Memmi, M. M., Romano, V., De Leo, G., Gennarelli, M., Jaruzelska, J., Villems, R., Parik, J., Macaulay, V. and Torroni, A. (2001). Human Y-chromosome variation in the western Mediterranean area: implications for the peopling of the region. Human Immunology, 62, 871–884. [Journal site]
  • Cooper, A., Rambaut, A., Macaulay, V., Willerslev, E., Hansen, A. J. and Stringer, C. (2001). Human origins and ancient human DNA. Science, 292, 1655–1656.
  • Richards, M. and Macaulay, V. (2001). The mitochondrial gene tree comes of ages. American Journal of Human Genetics, 68, 1315–1320. [PDF file from journal site]
  • Richards, M. and Macaulay, V. (2000). Genetic data and the colonization of Europe: genealogies and founders. In Archaeogenetics: DNA and the Population Prehistory of Europe (eds. C. Renfrew and K. Boyle), pp. 139–151. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge.
  • Richards, M., Macaulay, V., Hickey, E., Vega, E., Sykes, B., Guida, V., Rengo, C., Sellitto, D., Cruciani, F., Kivisild, T., Villems, R., Thomas, M., Rychkov, S., Rychkov, O., Rychkov, Y., Gölge, M., Dimitrov, D., Hill, E., Bradley, D., Romano, V., Calì, F., Vona, G., Demaine,A., Papiha, S., Triantaphyllidis, C., Stefanescu, G., Hatina, J., Belledi, M., Di Rienzo, A., Novelletto, A., Oppenheim, A., Nørby, S., Santachiara–Benerecetti, S., Scozzari, R., Torroni, A., Bandelt, H.–J. (2000). Tracing European founder lineages in the Near Eastern mtDNA pool. American Journal of Human Genetics, 67, 1251–1276. [Supplementary data] [PDF file]
  • Henderson, S. J., Ferguson, L., Macaulay, V., Loughlin, J. and Sykes, B. (2000). Mutation rate at fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) CpG dinucleotide 1137–1138 (Abstract). American Journal of Human Genetics , 67(suppl. 2), 407.
  • Bandelt, H.–J., Macaulay, V. and Richards, M. (2000). Median networks: speedy construction and greedy reduction, one simulation, and two case studies from human mtDNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 16, 8–28. [PDF file]
  • Torroni, A., Richards, M., Macaulay, V., Forster, P., Villems, R., Nørby,S., Savontaus, M.–L., Huoponen, K., Scozzari, R. and Bandelt, H.–J. (2000). mtDNA haplogroups and frequency patterns in Europe. American Journal of Human Genetics, 66, 1173–1177. [PDF file]
  • Macaulay, V., Richards, M. and Sykes, B. (1999). Mitochondrial DNA recombination—no need to panic. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 266, 2037–2039. [PDF file]
  • Macaulay, V., Richards, M., Hickey, E., Vega, E., Cruciani, F., Guida,V., Scozzari, R., Bonné–Tamir, B., Sykes, B. and Torroni, A. (1999). The emerging tree of west Eurasians mtDNAs: a synthesis of control-region sequences and RFLPs. American Journal of Human Genetics, 64, 232–249. [PDF file] [PDF file of Erratum]
  • Richards, M. B., Macaulay, V. A., Bandelt, H.–J. and Sykes, B. C. (1998). Phylogeography of mitochondrial DNA in western Europe. Annals of Human Genetics, 62, 241–260. [Journal Site]

Miscellaneous old stuff

  • Maximum entropy in action: a collection of expository essays, eds. B. Buck and V. A. Macaulay. Clarendon Press, Oxford (1991). Here is the cover. Click here for details from Oxford University Press.
  • My D.Phil. thesis Bayesian inversion with applications to physics (1992) [Postscript]

Administration

I sit on the College of Science and Engineering Ethics Committee, the Statistics and School Learning and Teaching Committees and the School Research Committee. I am an elected member of the Senate of the university.


History

1985–1988 Merton College, Oxford (B. A. Physics)
1988–1992 Merton College, Oxford and Department of Theoretical Physics (D. Phil. Theoretical Physics)
1992–1993 Postdoctoral research assistant (Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford)
1994–1995 Postdoctoral research assistant (Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford)
1995–1999 Postdoctoral research assistant (Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford)
1999–2003 Wellcome Trust Research Career Development fellow (Department of Statistics, University of Oxford)
2003–2006 Lecturer (Department of Statistics, University of Glasgow)
2006–2010 Senior Lecturer (Department of Statistics, University of Glasgow)
2010–Jul 2012 Senior Lecturer (School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow)
Aug 2012– Reader (School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow)
Aug 2014– Head of Statistics (School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow)

Last modified: 21st August 2014