Glasgow Expert Awarded OBE

Published: 15 June 2009

A Glasgow academic has been honoured by the Queen in this year’s Birthday Honours list.

A Glasgow academic has been honoured by the Queen in this year’s Birthday Honours list. 

Professor Marian Scott, head of the University’s Department of Statistics, is being awarded an OBE for her services to Environmental Science.

A graduate of Glasgow, Professor Scott, who has taught at the university since 1982, said she was delighted to receive the honour. Professor Marian Scott

She said: “When I first heard about the award I was in a state of disbelief. But the shock quickly wore off turning to delight. This OBE is as much for the inspirational people I have been fortunate to work with, as it is for my own research.”

Professor of Environmental Statistics, Professor Scott sits on a number of government committees including the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency’s Particles Retrieval Advisory Group (Dounreay) and the Scottish Government’s Natural Environment Statistics Advisory Committee (NESAC). She is a chartered statistician of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Fellow of the International Statistics Institute.

Professor Scott continued: “What drives my work is a curiosity and a desire to have a better understanding of how the world works and how we impact it. But my research is also influenced by the opportunities I have had to work with some remarkable people both within and out with the department here at Glasgow.”

She is associate editor of a number of scientific and statistical journals and books including Journal of Environmental Radioactivity and Environmetrics.

She graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc in Statistics followed by a PhD also at Glasgow.

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First published: 15 June 2009

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