Bradford Hill Medal

The Bradford Hill Medal was established in memory of the distinguished epidemiologist and statistician Sir Austin Bradford Hill FRS (1897–1991) and is awarded to a Fellow for outstanding or influential contributions to the development, application or exposition of medical statistics.

Nominations for 2021 have now closed and we’ll be announcing the recipients early next year.

2018 recipient: Nicky Best

Nicky Best was awarded the Bradford Hill Medal in 2018 for her exquisite expositions of Bayesian methods through BUGS software, workshops, lectures, prior elicitations, textbooks and peer-review publications; and for substantive applications ranging from clinical trials and cost-effectiveness to epidemiology and, most recently, the optimization of pharmaceutical research programmes.
2015 recipient – Tim Cole
Professor Cole was awarded the Bradford Hill Medal in 2015 for excellence in medical statistics and his methodological contributions to the assessment and analysis of child growth, notably the LMS method for constructing growth charts, and for his seminal contributions to the epidemiology of child development, including the establishment of criteria for characterising childhood obesity and the provision of reference growth curves