Statisticians named in New Years Honours


  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 09 January 2018
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A number of leading figures in the discipline of statistics have been named in the Her Majesty the Queen's New Year's Honours List which annually recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.

Many of those who have been honoured are also members of the Royal Statistical Society.

They include:

Professor John Curtice, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde, who has received a Knighthood for services to social science and politics. 

Professor Bernard Silverman, Former Chief Scientific Adviser for the Home Office and former RSS President, who has received a Knighthood for his public service as well as his service to Science.

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Professor Diane Coyle, who has been awarded an OBE for her services to Economics and the Public Understanding of Economics

Professor Christl Donnelly, Professor of Statistical Epidemiology at Imperial College London, who has been awarded an CBE for services to Epidemiology and the Control of Infectious Diseases (an interview with Professor Donnelly will soon be appearing on Statistics Views)

Dr Ben Goldacre, Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, has been awarded an MBE for services to Evidence in Policy. (An interview with Dr Goldacre by Statistics Views is here).

Howard Groves, Member of the Senior Mathematical Challenge Problems Group and Member of the UK Mathematics Trust Challenges Sub Trust has been awarded an MBE for services to Education.

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