Professor Denise Lievesley

Lievesley DeniseDenise Lievesley CBE has been Principal of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford since October 2015 and her term will finish on 30 September 2020.

Before coming to Oxford, she was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Public Policy and Professor of Social Statistics at King’s College London from 2008. As Dean, she was responsible for the Faculty’s strategic development and its day-to-day leadership, including financial performance, research quality, student experience and staffing decisions.

Formerly she has been Chief Executive of the English Health and Social Care Information Centre, Director of Statistics at UNESCO, where she founded the Institute for Statistics, and Director (1991-1997) of the UK Data Archive. While Director of the Data Archive, Denise was also Professor of Research Methods at the University of Essex. She has served as a United Nations Special Adviser on Statistics, stationed in Addis Ababa.

Denise served as President of the Royal Statistical Society (1999 – 2001), and as President of the International Statistical Institute (2007 – 2009) and the International Association for Official Statistics (1995 – 1997).

A Fellow of University College London (her alma mater), she has honorary doctorates from City University and the University of Essex and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Fiscal Studies, a Governor of King’s College School, Wimbledon, and a member of the steering committee of the Council of European Social Science Data Archives. Her research interests relate broadly to the quality and trust in official data, and the use of data for research purposes.

She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2014 for services to social science.

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