The Barnett Award


The Barnett Award and named lecture was established in memory of environmental statistician, Professor Vic Barnett. It is awarded annually to encourage and promote the recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of environmental statistics.

We are now seeking nominations for the 2023 Barnett Award.

The Barnett Award winner delivers the Barnett Lecture at the RSS Annual Conference.

Ruth King2022 recipient: Ruth King
Ruth King is internationally known for her work in statistical ecology, and in particular, bringing to prominence in this field the use of Bayesian statistics. Read the full citation.

2021 recipient: Jonathan Rougier 
For internationally recognised contributions in the field of environmental statistics, risk and uncertainty quantification. Read the full citation.

2020 recipient: Byron JT Morgan   
For his ground-breaking work in statistical ecology. 

Watch Barnett Lectures by previous recipients.