In the 1970s I took the professional examinations of the Institute of Statisticians, specialising in econometrics and statistical mathematics


At about the same time, I did research at the University of Salford. I developed (but never published!) a version of the variable kernel method for estimating probability density functions from data


The IoS merged with the Royal Statistical Society in 1993. I am now a Fellow of the RSS and a Chartered Statistician


I have served on RSS Council, and on many committees.


I am currently an examiner for the Society's own examinations


In March 2014 I was elected RSS Vice-President for education and statistical literacy