Professor Fiona Steele FBA
About this Fellow
Fiona Steele has been Professor of Statistics at the London School of Economics since 2013. Prior to that she was Professor of Social Statistics and Director of the Centre for Multilevel Modelling at the University of Bristol. She has a PhD in statistics from the University of Southampton. Her main interests are in methodological research motivated by social science problems, particularly in the field of demography. She has directed several research grants funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, including the LEMMA node of the National Centre for Research Methods and a project on the interrelationships between housing transitions and fertility in Britain and Australia. As part of the LEMMA project, she led the development of a popular online training course on multilevel modelling. In 2008 she was awarded the Royal Statistical Society Guy Medal in Bronze. She was awarded an OBE for services to the social sciences in 2011.
- Professor of Statistics, London School of Economics
- Professor of Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 2013
Social policy and sociology; poverty; citizenship, in particular from the perspectives of women, children and young people; gender and welfare; social security
Risk and uncertainty; social policy and state welfare, especially theoretical and normative approaches; cross-national comparative work in Europe and East Asia; public attitudes to inequality, social justice and social policy
Social security policy; poverty and living standards; child well-being; and comparative social policy