Queen's New Year Honours
Press release issued: 5 January 2011
Fiona Steele, FBA, Professor of Social Statistics at the University of Bristol, has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s New Year Honours for her services to social science.
Fiona, who is based in the University’s Graduate School of Education, said: "I am thrilled. The award recognises the important role of statistics in social sciences research."
Fiona's main interests are in methodological research motivated by social science problems, particularly in the field of demography. Fiona was the youngest female Fellow to be elected to the British Academy, a national body for humanities and social sciences.
Ron Kerr, Chief Executive, Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust, and a member of University Council, was awarded a knighthood in the New Year's Honours for his services to healthcare.