This award recognizes excellence in research, based on publications during the five calendar years preceding the date of the award.
Nominations should be sent to Prof. Martin Hazelton, Convenor of the NZSA Awards Committee, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This award is based on original statistical research published in the last five calendar years. Candidates will normally have been residents of New Zealand for this period, and must be financial members of the Association. Previous recipients of the award are ineligible for nomination for a period of five years following their win.
Nominations can be made by individuals or groups of individuals. Nominators may be non-NZSA members. Nominations will be assessed by the NZSA Awards Committee, and should include the following:
The Littlejohn Research Award was established in 2013. It is named in commemoration of Roger Littlejohn, who worked as a biometrician with AgResearch (formerly Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries), based at the Invermay Research Centre (Dunedin) for nearly 30 years. A very practical and creative statistician, Roger devised innovative solutions to the many and diverse problems presented to him throughout his career.
Roger was an expert in the analysis of time series and in the application of hidden Markov models, and made major contributions in the analysis of hormone profiles and animal movement-behaviour studies. He contributed to over 200 publications, and was a highly regarded contributor to the GenStat program.
Roger was a stalwart of the NZSA whose roles included that of President, Newsletter Editor and Webmaster.
Roger died in 2011, following a battle with secondary melanoma, having just turned 56.
Roger was posthumously awarded the 2011 Campbell Award in recognition of his significant contribution to the promotion and development of statistics in New Zealand.
If you have any queries about making a nomination/application for this award please email James Curran.
Last Modified: Friday, 17th February 2017