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: 20 July 2018
  • Next round closes: 30 September 2018

Nominations should be sent to Prof. Martin Hazelton, Convenor of the NZSA Awards Committee, by email (

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 Martin Hazelton. 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 Roberts1999news993.pdf page 3
Murray Jorgensen2001news021.pdf page 3
Harold Henderson2003Online Newsletter 58, September 2003
Jeffrey Hunter2006Online Newsletter 64, September 2006
Sharleen Forbes2008Online Newsletter 68, September 2008
David Vere-Jones2009Online Newsletter 70, September 2009
Stephen Haslett2010Online Newsletter 72, October 2010
Roger Littlejohn2011Online Newsletter 74, March 2012
Alastair Scott2011Online Newsletter 74, March 2012
Chris Wild2012
John Harraway2013 
Shirley Pledger2014 
Maxine Pfannkuch2015
Mike Camden2016
Jennifer Brown2017