Royal Statistical Society Honours Recipient Promoted to Professor



Celebrations were had in SMSAS at the beginning of March when Rachel McCrea was awarded the 2020 Guy Bronze Medal by the Royal Statistical Societ(RSS). President of the Royal Statistical Society said: “Dr McCrea has made a profound contribution to statistical ecology. […] The Guy Medal in Bronze has been awarded for her innovative and novel work in statistical ecology, with particular reference to the development of goodness-of-fit tests and model selection strategies for complex ecological data”.

We are absolutely delighted by the fact that the festivities have continued into May owing to the well-deserved promotion of Rachel to professor.

Rachel is SMSAS’s Deputy Director of Research, and Director of Studies for our new sandwich programme, Year in Data Analytics. Rachel is also the Director of the National Centre for Statistical Ecology and part of the University’s respected Statistical Ecology research group.

Rachel completed a Natural Environment Research Council-funded research fellowship in 2016 and was also awarded an EPSRC New Investigator Research Award in 2018 for a project Modelling removal and re-introduction data for improved conservation.  This project will develop new statistical approaches to make the most of the information available from removal and re-introduction data.

Further information on Rachel’s impactful research can be found on the Statistical Ecology at Kent blog.

Congratulations Professor McCrea!