The latest keynote speaker for this September’s Royal Statistical Society International Conference has been announced.
Fiona Steele, who is professor of statistics at the London School of Economics, will be speaking on the final day of the conference – Thursday 7 September.
Fiona’s research interests are in developments of statistical methods that are motivated by social science problems. Her areas of expertise include longitudinal data analysis, multilevel and latent variable modelling, and models for complex covariance structures. She has worked on a range of applications in demography, education, family psychology and health.
She has directed several research grants funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), including the LEMMA node of the National Centre for Research Methods for which she led the development of a popular online training course on multilevel modelling which currently has over 30,000 registered users worldwide. Recent grants have been for projects on the interrelationships between housing transitions and fertility in Britain and Australia, and on methods for the analysis of longitudinal dyadic data with applications to intergenerational exchanges of support in Britain.
The conference will take place in Harrogate, North Yorkshire from Monday 4 – Thursday 7 September. Further details can be found on the conference website.