LSE academic Professor Fiona Steele has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022.
Professor Steele, from the Department of Statistics, has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to statistics in the social sciences.
Professor Steele’s research in statistics is motivated by social science problems especially the methodological challenges in analysing longitudinal data and other types of social data with complex structure. She has worked on a range of applications in demography, education, family psychology and health.
Professor Steele first joined LSE in 1996 as Lecturer in Statistics and Research Methodology. She then worked at the Institute of Education, University of London 2001-2005, followed by the University of Bristol 2005-2013 where she was Professor of Social Statistics and Director of the Centre for Multilevel Modelling. She returned to LSE in 2013.
Professor Steele was awarded the Royal Statistical Society Guy Medal in Bronze in 2008 and elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2009. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2011 for services to social sciences.
Commenting on her award, Professor Steele said:
“I am delighted to receive this honour and for the recognition it brings to the essential role played by statisticians in social research. I have been fortunate to collaborate with and learn from many outstanding fellow social statisticians and social scientists throughout my career, and to benefit from the rich and supportive research environment in the Department of Statistics.”
Incoming third year BSc Politics and International Relations student Katrina Lambert also received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to young people and is one of the youngest recipients on this year's list.
Commenting on her award, Katrina said:
"It’s an honour and privilege to be recognised with an honour at such a young age given it is a system which I think is stereotypically associated with older individuals who have a long career stretching behind them. I'm so grateful to have worked with so many other inspiring young people as part of this journey - I hope in the future that even more young people are recognised with honours for the amazing work that they’re doing to change the world around them."
Alumni honoured include:
Claire V. Ball OBE, BSc Social Policy & Administration 2000, Order of the British Empire for Public Service
Dr Shamil A. Chandaria OBE, MPhil/PhD Accounting 1989, Order of the British Empire for services to Science and Technology, to Finance and to Philanthropy
Catherine A Howarth OBE, MSc(Econ) Industrial Relations & Personnel Mannagement 1997, Order of the British Empire for services to Sustainability
Chrisann S Jarrett MBE, LLB 2017, Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to Children and Young Adults
Dr Penelope J. Leach CBE, Diploma Social Administration 1960 and MPhil/PhD Research Psychology 1964, Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Education
Clare Lombardelli CB, MSc(Econ) Economics 2001 and 2003, Order of Bath Companion for Public Service
Nicholas F. Markham CBE, BSc(Econ) Analytical & Descriptive Econ. 1989, Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the Economy and the Government
The Rt Hon Dame Maria F. Miller MP, DCB, BSc Geography 1985, Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath for Parliamentary and Public Service
Charlotte R. Morton OBE, LLB English & French Law 1990, Order of the British Empire for services to the Development of the Biogas Industry
Virginia M. Sentance MBE, BSc in Government and Economics 2012, Msc Comp P Dem 2013, Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to the Delivery of COP26
Sarah L. Smith OBE, MSc(Econ) Economics 1994, Order of the British Empire for services to Economics and Education
Ramesh K Vala CBE, LLB 1976, Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the Community and the COVID-19 response