Story Published: July 2013
Peter Diggle, Distinguished Professor in Lancaster University's CHICAS (Combining Health Information, Computation and Statistics) research group, is President-elect of the Royal Statistical Society, taking up the post on 1 January 2015 for the sessions 2015 and 2016.
Peter said he was 'honoured' to be nominated, saying "The Society has played an important part in my career throughout the past 40 years. I have learned much and made many friends at RSS meetings and conferences.
"With the honour comes daunting responsibility. However, I know that as president, I can rely on first-class support from both the staff and the membership. I particularly hope that I will be able to contribute to the Society's support for early-career statisticians, and for statisticians working in developing country settings where resources that we take for granted in the UK are usually lacking."
Peter joined the Royal Statistical Society's council in the 1980s, becoming Honorary Secretary in the 1990s of the Society. He has since chaired the Research Section committee, been a member of the Society's Honours committee and has edited the Society's Journal 'Series B'.
Peter is also a Professor within the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the University of Liverpool, and holds honorary appointments at Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Yale.
Edited by: N.Thomason