Kevin McConway is Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics at the Open University. His research focused on plant ecology and evolution and in statistics in the media. He had a spell as Vice-President for Academic Affairs of the Royal Statistical Society, and was lead author of a chapter on the measurement and communication of health risks from pollution in the 2017 Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer for England. He was academic adviser to the BBC Radio Four programme ‘More or Less’ for eleven years, and worked with the Science Media Centre where he is now a Trustee and a member of the Advisory Committee. Kevin studied at Cambridge, UCL and the Open University.