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Diamond, Prof. Sir Ian (David) free

Kt 2013; PhD; FBA 2005; FRSE; FAcSS

Born 14 March 1954; s of Harold and Sylvia Diamond; m 1997, Jane Harrison; one s, and one step s one step d

Chair, Edinburgh College of Further Education, since 2018


London Sch. of Econs and Pol Sci. (BSc (Econ.) 1975; MSc 1976); Univ. of St Andrews (PhD 1981)


Lectr, Heriot-Watt Univ., 1979; University of Southampton: Lectr, 1980–88; Sen. Lectr, 1988–92; Prof. of Social Statistics, 1992–2002; Dep. Vice-Chancellor, 2001–02; Chief Exec., ESRC, 2003–10 (Mem., 2000–10); Principal and Vice Chancellor, Univ. of Aberdeen, 2010–18. Mem. Bd, UK Res. and Innovation, 2017–; Chair, Social Security Adv. Cttee, 2018–. Chairman: Lloyds TSB Foundn for England and Wales, 2009–14; Plan Internat. UK, 2018–. Trustee, WWF UK, 2008–14. FAcSS (AcSS 2000); FRSE 2009


(with J. Jefferies) Beginning Statistics in the Social Sciences, 2001, 2nd edn (with L. Forster and J. Jefferies) 2012; over 100 articles in acad. jls, incl. Jl of Royal Statistical Soc., Demography and Popn Studies


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35 Cornish Cottages, Henley Lane, Butleigh, Somerset BA6 8UA


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