Academy Fellow Wins Pitman Medal

September 06, 2018
Academy Fellow Professor Louise Ryan has been awarded the Pitman Medal.

Academy Fellow Professor Louise Ryan has been awarded the Statistical Society of Australia’s Pitman Medal, for outstanding achievement in and contribution to the discipline of statistics.

The Pitman Medal, a gold medal, is the society’s most prestigious award. Award recipients are recognised for a body of work that has enhanced the international standing of Australia in the discipline.

Professor Ryan, from the University of Technology Sydney, is internationally known for the development and application of statistical methods for cancer and environmental health research.

Professor Ryan’s career has been characterised by broad-based engagement across a wide range of application and methodological areas, and she is recognised for her ability to identify good technical problems motivated by real world applications.

She is also highly regarded for her mentoring of young researchers, and for her considerable efforts to increase the participation of women and minorities in statistics.

Professor Ryan, who becomes the 15th Fellow to receive the award, said she was honoured and touched to receive the Pitman medal.

“It’s a great boost for biostatistics in Australia as well,” Professor Ryan said.

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