Professor Fiona Steele
The development and application of statistical methods for the analysis of longitudinal data, including multilevel event history models and simultaneous equation models; applications in demography and education
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.