Professor Denise Lievesley

Honorary Fellow Professor Denise Lievesley smiles while standing in the sunshine next to a shedDenise Lievesley CBE is an Honorary Fellow of Green Templeton College, having been Principal of Green Templeton from 2015 until September 2020.

Before coming to Oxford, she was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Public Policy and Professor of Social Statistics at King’s College London. As Dean, she was responsible for the Faculty’s strategic development and its day-to-day leadership, including financial performance, research quality, student experience and staffing decisions.

Formerly she has been Chief Executive of the English Health and Social Care Information Centre, Director of Statistics at UNESCO, where she founded the Institute for Statistics, and Director of the UK Data Archive.

Denise served as Presidents of the Royal Statistical Society (1999 – 2001), and International Statistical Institute (2007 – 2009) and of the International Association for Official Statistics (1995 – 1997).

A Fellow of University College London (her alma mater), she has honorary doctorates from City University and the University of Essex and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Her research interests relate broadly to the quality and trust in official data, and the use of data for research purposes.

She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2014 for services to social science