Menu Close
Visiting Professor in Statistics, Imperial College London

My research interests are the measurement of national wellbeing and progress, and the use of these measures in politics, policy, business and everyday life.

This has drawn on my chairing the advisory committee of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing (2015-2020) and the UK Statistics User Forum, an ‘umbrella’ organisation which brings together producers and groups of users of UK official statistics (2015-2022).

Previously spent forty years as a professional statistician, researcher and policy analyst in the Office for National Statistics and other departments and agencies, including as the director of the Measuring National Wellbeing programme.


  • 2012–present
    Visiting professor in statistics, Imperial College London