- Peter Armitage
Peter Armitage (born
July 15, 1924) is a statisticianspecialising in medical statistics.
Peter Armitage attended Huddersfield College and went on to read mathematics at
Trinity College, Cambridge. Armitage belonged to the generation of mathematicians who came to maturity in the Second World War. He joined the weapons procurement agency, the Ministry of Supply where he worked on statistical problems with George Barnard.
After the war he resumed his studies and then worked as a statistician for the Medical Research Council from 1947-61. From 1961-76 he was Professor of Medical Statistics at the
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicinewhere he succeeded Austin Bradford Hill. He moved to Oxford as Professor of Biomathematics and became Professor of Applied Statistics and head of the new Department of Statistics, retiring in 1990. He was president of the Royal Statistical Societyin 1982-4. He was president of the International Society for Clinical Biostatisticsin 1990-1991. He is editor-in-chief of the "Encyclopedia of Biostatistics". He lives in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
Basic career information is in the entry in
* "Who's Who 2005"There are recollections in
*Peter Armitage "Purposes, methods, philosophies," "Significance" Volume 1 Issue 4 Page 170 - December 2004
* [http://www.wiley.co.uk/eob/armitage.html A brief biography at wiley.co.uk (publisher of the Encyclopedia of Biostatics)] There is a photograph at
* [http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/maths/histstat/people/armitage.gifPeter Armitage] on the [http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/maths/histstat/people/welcome.htm Portraits of Statisticians] page.
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