director, Full Fact
Will has given evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee on the communication of official statistics and the Leveson Inquiry on accuracy and press standards, on both occasions communicating the lessons from the hundreds of individual factchecks Full Fact has conducted.
He has been a guest on TV and radio, from rolling news and the Today Programme through to discussion shows on Radio 5 Live and LBC. He and the team are often asked to assist the media with factual and statistical issues both on and off the record.
Will is regularly asked to speak at events ranging from the Government Statistical Service annual conference to the Perugia International Festival of Journalism as well as at internal events for organisations interested in Full Fact’s work.
Before Full Fact, Will worked for the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety and then as a researcher in the House of Lords for the non-party affiliated peer Lord Low of Dalston.
Follow Will on Twitter: @puzzlesthewill
Saturday 22 October, 10.00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Big Data: does size matter?
Sunday 23 October, 13.10 Frobisher Auditorium 1
How to understand statistics