Peter J. Diggle


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Peter J Diggle

“Peter Diggle is Distinguished University Professor of Statistics in the Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University. He also holds Adjunct positions at Johns Hopkins and Yale Universities, and was president of the Royal Statistical Society between 2014 and 2016.
Between 1974 and 1983 Peter was a Lecturer, then Reader in Statistics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Between 1984 and 1988 he was Senior, then principal, then Chief Research Scientist and Chief of the Division of Mathematics and Statistics at CSIRO, Australia. He has worked at Lancaster University since 1988, and held a joint appointment with the University of Liverpool from 2012 to 2015. Between 2004 and 2008 he held a UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Senior Fellowship.
Peter’s research involves the development of statistical methods for spatial and longitudinal data analysis, motivated by applications in the biomedical and health sciences. He has published 12 books and more than 300 articles in the open literature.
He was awarded the Royal Statistical Society’s Guy Medal in Silver in 1997 and is a former editor of the Society’s Journal, Series B. In 2001 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He was founding co-editor of the journal “”Biostatistics”” between 1999 and 2009, and is a Trustee for Biometrika. He has served on the UK Medical Research Council’s Population and Systems Medicine Research Board, Training and Careers Group and Population Health Group, and has advised the Wellcome Trust on statistical aspects of its climate and health strategy.”