Celebrating Statistics: Professor Harvey Goldstein hosts prestigious lecture on his 80th Birthday
12 November 2019
The School of Education's Professor Harvey Goldstein hosted the prestigious Otto Wolff lecture on his 80th birthday.
The University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) hosted a seminar and lecture celebrating the work of RSS CStat fellow and Guy Medallist in silver, Professor Harvey Goldstein, on the day of his 80th birthday.
The Catherine Peckham Symposium featured a number of RSS fellows, including the School of Education's Professors George Leckie and Bill Browne and Professor James Carpenter and Dr Katie Harron giving a retrospective of their work with Harvey, before he went on to give the prestigious Otto Wolff lecture.
Harvey has made important contributions to the statistical analysis of data on child growth and development that led to the creation of software to calculate child growth norms. His 1996 paper on league tables remains a key piece of research on the ‘metrics’ of education and he has influenced government policy in this area. Harvey's contribution to the statistical tool of multilevel modelling has also been highly influential. His book, Multilevel Statistical Models 4th Edition, 2011 has more than 10,000 citations.
Harvey is an outstanding, internationally recognised pioneering statistician whose work has impacted on statistical methodology, education, child growth and much more.