PSI Book Club
PSI are starting a book club! We will be reading/discussing non-technical books relevant to our roles. Participants will be split into smaller groups to network with each other and practice exercises.
PSI makes two awards each year to practicing statisticians and elects honorary members on an occasional basis.We also work with universities to recognise excellent students of statistics.
Since 2011, PSI and the Royal Statistical Society have awarded a prize each year for the most influential example of the application of an existing statistical practice, or the implementation of an innovative statistical practice, in the pharmaceutical industry. Further details, including entry forms, are available via our Statistical Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Industry Award page, or on the RSS website.
PSI relies on volunteers to organise and run all of its activities. Since 2003 the Board of Directors have recognised the unsung heroes of PSI through the annual Mick Godley Award. The late Mick Godley was an Honorary Member of PSI and he will always be remembered for his enthusiasm for, and commitment to, the health and growth of PSI as an organisation. Along with this recognition, each recipient wins a free place at an annual PSI Conference.
The society occasionally recognises long and outstanding contributions to the society by awarding honorary membership. It is the highest award PSI can bestow and recognises outstanding service on behalf of PSI and its membership sustained over many years.
|Year||PSI/RSS award||Mick Godley award||Honorary membership|
|2021||Lisa Hampson||Lyn Taylor||Ray Harris|
|2020||Sandeep Menon||David Lawrence|
|2019||Graeme Archer, Jacquie Christie & Mike Smith||Chrissie Fletcher|
|2018||Mouna Akacha & Simon Bate||Amanda Darekar & Ingrid Franklin|
|2017||Michael O'Kelly||Paul Terrill|
|2016||Richard Nixon||Aaron Dane||Lesley France|
|2015||Nicky Best & Katrina Gore||Axel Krebs-Brown|
|2014||Craig Mallinckrodt||Ian Hirsch|
|2013||Björn Bornkamp||Sally Anderton|
|2012||Harry Southworth||Rebecca Sudlow||Alan Phillips|
|2011||Phil Woodward||Rachel Moate|
|2010||Mike Aylott||James Roger|
|2009||Florence Le Maulf|
|2007||Robert Toorawa||Stephen Senn|
Honorary members awarded before 2003: Jorgen Seldrup, Mick Godley, Andy Grieve, David Morgan, Alan Ebbutt, John Lewis
Each academic year, PSI awards between 10 to 15 prizes of £100 each to university students who have excelled in their BSc or MSc with mathematical and statistical content. In previous years, these prizes have been awarded to those attaining the highest overall grade for the year, or the highest grade of dissertation for example. Any University running a relevant BSc or MSc course is invited to apply for a prize; once awarded, the university can choose a suitable recipient and the prize is given in the Summer (for BSc courses) or Autumn (for MSc courses).