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.

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

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.