Emeritus professor of Social Statistics, University of Manchester

Ian Plewis joined the university as Professor of Social Statistics in September 2007 having previously worked at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education, University of London since 1999 where he was Professor of Longitudinal Research Methods in Education. He is now retired but maintains a connection with the university.

Research interests:

The design and analysis of longitudinal studies.
Multilevel modelling as applied to longitudinal data.
Non-response, missing data and measurement error.
Educational inequalities.
Debates about GM crops.


  • –present
    Professor of Social Statistics, University of Manchester


  • 1972 
    LSE, M.Sc.