Sheila Bird receives Society honour for 2015

Bird_Sheila-Programme-LeaderThe inaugural Howard Medal, for excellence in the field of social statistics, is awarded to Sheila Bird for her important contributions to the development and application of methodology for studying prisoners’ welfare, and her advocacy of good practice in social statistics, notably in the analysis of crime and for death registrations where the cause of death is not fully established.

Further information about the awards is available on the main RSS website, which also has further background information on each award this year (PDF).

The Royal Statistical Society's awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday 8 September at the Society’s annual conference in Exeter.