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Professor Peter G M Van der Heijden Member of International Statistical Institute

Professor of Social Statistics

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Professor Peter G.M. Van der Heijden is Professor of Social Statistics within the Department of Social Statistics & Demography at the University of Southampton.

Peter van der Heijden joined the University of Southampton in 2012 as a part time member of S3RI. Since 1990 Peter has also held an appointment at Utrecht University as head of department of social sciences, professor of behavioural and social statistics.

Research interests

Research Interests:

His research focuses on population size estimation and on randomized response. These methods are applied to hard-to-reach populations. Applications include victims of human trafficking, the homeless, domestic violence, illegal immigrants, and so on.

He is associate editor of the journals Sociological Methods and Research, Statistical Modelling and Bulletin de Methodologie Sociologique. He is book series editor for CRC Press in the interdisciplinary statistics series.

In Utrecht he chairs the Facultary Ethical Review Board and the Committee for Scientific Integrity. He is leader of the Utrecht Focus Area of Applied Data Science.

He is chair of the advisory council on methodology and quality of Statistics Netherlands, and chair of the research guiding committee on recidivism of the Ministry of Safety and Justice in the Netherlands.

He is a member of the executive board of the European Statistical Advisory Committee, a committee that advises the European Commission.

He is statistical consultant of Emotional Brain, a company developing drugs.

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He teaches multivariate analysis, including multilevel modelling. In Southampton he teaches the MOffStat course regression modelling.

Professor Peter G M Van der Heijden
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