Born Swiss, Stephen Senn was head of the Competence Center for Methodology and Statistics at the Luxembourg Institute of Health[1] in Luxembourg, 2011-2018, Professor of Statistics at the University of Glasgow, 2003 to 2011, and Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Statistics at University College London 1995-2003. He has also worked in the Swiss pharmaceutical industry, in higher education in Dundee and for the National Health Service in England. He is the author of the monographs Cross-over Trials in Clinical Research (1993, 2002), Statistical Issues inDrug Development (1997, 2007), Dicing with Death (2003) and over 300 scientific publications. In 2001 Stephen Senn was the first recipient of the George C Challis award for Biostatistics of the University of Florida, and in 2009 was awarded the Bradford Hill Medal of the Royal Statistical Society. In 2017 he gave the Fisher Memorial Lecture. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and an honorary life member of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI) and the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics. He retired in 2018 but is still researching and consulting in statistics and holds honorary professorships at the Universities of Sheffield and Edinburgh.


[1] Previously known as CRP-Santé