Greenfield Industrial Medal

The Greenfield Industrial Medal was established in 1991 by Professor Tony Greenfield (1931-2019), author and research consultant in business and industrial statistics. It is awarded every three years for outstanding contributions to the effective application of statistical methods to the manufacturing and allied industries.

The Greenfield Industrial Medal is usually awarded triennially and will next be awarded in 2024*. 

The nomination form contains the criteria for this award. We also recommend reading the Guidance Notes available at before completing the form. Nominations are open between 1 May to 31 October each year. 

2021 recipient: Philip Jonathan
Professor Philip Jonathan is Chief Statistician at Shell and chair of Environmental Statistics and Data Science at Lancaster University. His work has made fundamental and important innovations in the modelling of physical systems and application of statistics to industrial processes such as the use of extreme value theory in ocean engineering.


2018 recipient: Idris Eckley
Professor Eckley was awarded the Greenfield Industrial Medal in 2018 for his statistical contributions to substantive, industrial research problems. His high-quality research on change points and non-stationary time series has made substantial impact on a range of multinational companies. 


Nomination form and criteria 
Greenfield Industrial Medal nomination form

*Nominations are not sought in the two years after an award has been made, but subsequently are solicited every year until a candidate of suitable merit is nominated.