Altea Lorenzo-Arribas elected to Royal Statistical Society Council

4 November, 2022
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We are delighted to announce that our own Dr Altea Lorenzo-Arribas has been elected to the RSS Council and will start a four-year term of office from January 2023.


More about Altea:

Altea is a socio-economic statistician at BioSS where her consultancy work focuses on topics connecting people and the environment. She holds a PhD in Statistics from the University of Southampton, an MSc in Operational Research from the University of Strathclyde and a BSc in Statistics from the University of Salamanca (Spain).

Altea is an elected committee member of the RSS History of Statistics Section since 2021. Last year she was welcomed onto the board for the Aberdeen RSS conference group in recognition of voluntary contributions to the RSS International Conference since 2018. More recently, she joined the Caucus for Women in Statistics organising committee for the forthcoming 1st Annual International Day of Women in Statistics and Data Science, and is a guest-editor for an upcoming Significance special issue on Women in Statistics and Data Science. Altea judged the Significance Early Career Writing Competition between 2018 and 2020 and was part of the Nightingale2020 planning. She has served in the Highlands Local Group committee since 2016 and co-organises the biennial Young Researchers using Statistics symposia convened to increase the participation of early career quantitative researchers in NE Scotland. As a member of the committee of the Young Statisticians Section between 2018 and 2020 she co-organised successful events, notably the 2019 Women in Statistics Day. In her contributions to the Society, Altea is proud to be playing a part in increasing the visibility of underrepresented minorities in statistics and in boosting interactions with researchers and fellows worldwide through Twitter.