We have a strong record of research on official statistics, with large research contracts currently held with the UK and EU government statistical agencies, and we are heavily involved in EU Framework research projects.
Distinguished academics are members of the Division of Social Statistics & Demography, or affiliated. They include Professor Chris Skinner, Professor Danny Pfeffermann, Professor Fred Smith, Professor Patrick Sturgis, Dr Yves Berger, Dr Dave Holmes, Dr Nikos Tzavidis, Dr James Brown, Dr Gabi Durrant and Dr Natalie Shlomo. Our academics are involved in research for the Office for National Statistics, as well as pursuing their own agendas in survey methodology and official statistics.
A collaborative programme for professional development in official statistics between the University of Southampton and the Office for National Statistics provides high-level postgraduate training to professional statisticians working in the government statistical services. In addition to professional training, students can take a postgraduate certificate or diploma or an MSc Official Statistics through short course weekly modules.