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NZSA Campbell Award


The purpose of the award is to promote statistics within NZ and to recognise an individual’s sustained contribution to the promotion and development of statistics.

Next Round

  • Next round opens: 1 August
  • Next round closes: 30 September

Nominations should be sent to Prof. Martin Hazelton, Convenor of the NZSA Awards Committee, by email (m.hazelton@massey.ac.nz).

Award Details

The criteria for the award are:

i) publication of an exceptional body of original statistical research undertaken within NZ; or,

ii) a prolonged and outstanding contribution to statistical education; or,

iii) playing a key role in consulting on major, innovative research projects that has direct relevance to NZ; or,

iv) making a leading contribution to the promotion of statistics within NZ over a sustained period.

  • The award is known as the NZSA Campbell Award.
  • One award will be given annually, at the NZSA annual dinner in conjunction with the annual conference. In exceptional circumstances, more than one award may be given in a year.
  • An award may not necessarily be given out each year.
  • Nominations can be made by individuals or groups of individuals. Nominators may be non-NZSA members. Nominations will include a statement of support from the nominator and may include names of suitable referees.
  • The award may only be given to fully paid up members of the NZSA. All membership categories are eligible.
  • Normally the award will only be given to a member once in their lifetime.
  • An awards convenor will be selected from the current executive who will oversee the process of calling for nominations. The executive will elect an awards panel consisting of the awards convenor and no fewer than two other fully paid up members of the NZSA. The panel will decide on that year’s recipient. The panel may call for any additional information from the nominators.
  • The awards panel will use suitable measures for each of the four criteria. These may include: for research, the publication record, and the originality, applicability, impact of the research; for contribution to statistical education, development of innovative teaching practices and curricula, development within other subjects, and development of links with other practices; for consulting, the project size, profile, application in a new area, rigour, relevance to solving real problems; and in promotion, the appropriate use of statistics and demonstrating the relevance of statistics. In all cases a record of achievement over an extended period is expected.

As the Campbell Award is usually presented at the Conference dinner, the deadline for nominations will usually be late in September.  A call for nominations will be sent to all NZSA members about two months prior to that. To make a nomination, please contact James Curran. The Awardee is presented with a plaque and a certificate, and is a guest of the presentation event.

Recipients of the NZSA Campbell Award are:
Stan Roberts 1999 news993.pdf page 3
Murray Jorgensen 2001 news021.pdf page 3
Harold Henderson 2003 Online Newsletter 58, September 2003
Jeffrey Hunter 2006 Online Newsletter 64, September 2006
Sharleen Forbes 2008 Online Newsletter 68, September 2008
David Vere-Jones 2009 Online Newsletter 70, September 2009
Stephen Haslett 2010 Online Newsletter 72, October 2010
Roger Littlejohn 2011 Online Newsletter 74, March 2012
Alastair Scott 2011 Online Newsletter 74, March 2012
Chris Wild 2012
John Harraway 2013 
Shirley Pledger 2014 
Maxine Pfannkuch 2015

Last Modified: Friday, 17th February 2017