• Home
  • » News
  • » Latest news
  • Peter W. F. Smith elected as Fellow of the British Academy

    CPC member, Professor Peter W. F. Smith, has been appointed as a Fellow of the British Academy. Peter is Professor of Social Statistics at the University of Southampton, and jointly co-ordinates the modelling strand of CPC.

    Peter has worked at the University of Southampton for over 25 years. He obtained a First Class BSc in Mathematics in 1986 from Lancaster University, and returned there to complete a PhD in Statistics in 1990, having obtained an MSc in Probability and Statistics with Distinction in 1987 from the University of Sheffield. His research interests include developing new statistical methodology, including methods for handling non-response and for modelling longitudinal data, and applying sophisticated statistical methods to problems in demography, medicine and health sciences. Within CPC, he has collaborated on studies such as: migration forecasting methods and models; demographic estimation; modelling and forecasting UK mortality; population forecasting; and databases on European migration.

    Each year, the British Academy elects to its Fellowship up to 80 outstanding UK-based scholars who have achieved academic distinction as reflected in scholarly research activity and publication. Assigned to the Sociology, Demography and Social Statistics Section within the Academy, Peter now joins a fellowship of around 1,400 leading national and international academics elected for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences. Current Fellows include the classicist Professor Dame Mary Beard, and the historian Professor Sir Simon Schama, while previous Fellows include Sir Winston Churchill, Baroness Mary Warnock, C.S Lewis and Beatrice Webb.

    Read the full story 'Election of 76 new Fellows to the British Academy celebrates interdisciplinary research' on The British Academy website.

    Posted 25/07/2019 09:09