In this talk Deborah Ashby (Director of the School of Public Health at Imperial College London and President of the RSS) will talk about Florence Nightingale, in the year that we celebrate the bicentenary of her birth. Florence, best known as the Lady with the Lamp, is recognised as a pioneering and passionate statistician. She had argued successfully with her parents to be allowed to study mathematics, and later nursing, and then combined these skills to use data imaginatively and powerfully to improve health. As we celebrate the bicentenary of her birth, the need for statistical and data skills to improve health show no signs of abating. What lessons can we draw from Florence Nightingale to shape the future of statistics?
This session of the 2020 PSI Conference Webinar Series was kindly sponsored by Veramed.