We are delighted that Louise has been granted the Graduate Statistician award by the Royal Statistical Society. The award is for early career statisticians and signifies a high-quality and well-rounded statistical education. To achieve the Graduate Statistician award an individual must undertake an undergraduate or postgraduate degree with substantial statistical content, as assessed by the Society. Louise has a Graduate Certificate in Statistics from Birkbeck University and an MSc in Medical Statistics from University of Leicester making her a deserving recipient of the award.
As well as a valuable and hard-earned professional award in its own right, becoming a Graduate Statistician is an important stepping-stone towards achieving Chartered Statistician status. Louise will now start working towards becoming a Chartered Statistician by gaining more experience as a professional statistician at Select, abiding by the Society’s Code of Conduct, and undertaking plenty of Continuing Professional Development. A minimum of 5 years’ professional experience is required before a statistician becomes eligible for the Chartered Statistician award, making it a significant step from early career practitioner to fully-fledged professional statistician.