Awards

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.

The PSI/RSS award for statistics in the pharmaceutical industry

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 on the RSS website.

The Mick Godley award

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.

Honorary membership

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 
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  
2008   Kerry Dillingham  
2007   Robert Toorawa Stephen Senn
2006   Ann Cleverly  
2005   Sharon Laing  
2004   Jo Michael  
2003   Emma Simmons  
Honorary members awarded before 2003: Jorgen Seldrup, Mick Godley, Andy Grieve, David Morgan, Alan Ebbutt, John Lewis


University prize awards

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).  

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    Course Summary: This course will give an overview of ICH guidelines for all statisticians in the setting of drug development trials and drug approval in the pharmaceutical industry.
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    In association with PSI, UCB and Cytel are delighted to invite you to join a symposium, educating on Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches and their impact on clinical development.
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