The Wood Medal


The Wood Medal was established in memory of the statistician Frances Wood OBE (1883–1919). It is awarded every three years to a fellow of the Society for excellent contributions to economic or social statistics.

2021 recipient: Katie Harron

The Wood Medal is awarded to Katie Harron (University College London) in recognition of her outstanding methodological work on record linkage. Read the full citation.



2017 recipient: George Leckie

George Leckie was awarded the Wood Medal in 2017 for his work analysing school performance data and development of procedures for modelling variance structures. His substantive results include ways of visualising the inherent uncertainty surrounding school rankings.