Denise Lievesley

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"Professor Denise Lievesley is the Head of the School of Social Science & Public Policy at King’s College London, a position she took up in October 2008. She holds a chair in Social Statistics. Leading up to joining King’s she was special advisor at the African Centre for Statistics of the UN based in Addis Ababa.

"Denise was, until July 2007, the founding Chief Executive of the NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care. Formerly she was Director of Statistics at UNESCO for seven years where she established its new Institute for Statistics. She has an honorary doctorate from City University in London and is a fellow of University College London. Denise is very active in relevant professional associations:

"She was President of the Royal Statistical Society from 1999 to 2001, and recently completed a two year term as President of the International Statistical Institute, the first woman to hold this office. She has been the President of the International Association for Official Statistics, and was the international representative on the Board of the American Statistical Association for three years to the end of 2007.

"Denise chairs the methodology committee of the European Social Survey and remains active in the development of social research methods and in research ethics. She is a Trustee of the UK National Centre for Social Research, a member of the executive board of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and is a fellow of the UK Academy of the Social Sciences. She is also the chair of the European Statistical Advisory Committee. "[1]


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  1. King’s College London Denise Lievesley, organizational web page, accessed July 2, 2012.