Howard Medal


The Howard Medal was established in memory of the prison reformer John Howard (1726-90). It is awarded every three years to a fellow of the Society for outstanding contributions to the development or application of social statistics.

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

2018 recipient – Colin Aitken
Professor Aitken was awarded the Howard Medal in 2018 for being an outstanding example of how a statistician can integrate with those in a substantive area. He has specialised in statistical reasoning in the law and forensic science and has engaged extensively with practitioners in these areas, developing software for their use and publishing in that applied literature.