Full list of current roles

Chair, Geospatial Commission (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology). 2021-24.  (salaried four days per month)  


Office for National Statistics: Chair of Methodological Assurance Panel, 2018-  (remunerated for time worked)


Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC): Council member, 2020-2025 (annual stipend)


Childlight (based at University of Edinburgh):  Advisor, 2023- (remunerated consultancy)


Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology: Non-parliamentary Member of the Board (pro bono)


Council of Mathematical Sciences: member of Executive Committee for the set-up of the National Academy for the Mathematical Sciences (pro bono)


Trustee, UK China Transparency (CIO regulated by the Charity Commission, charity number 1201902)


Chair, Royal Society project on Digital Assistive Technologies and Inclusive Data (pro bono)


Reader for The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education (pro bono) 


Member, External Advisory Board, Data Cyber Quarter, Lancaster University (pro bono)

I also receive royalties on books published and occasional consultancy fees for statistical advice

Honorary academic affiliations and degrees

Emeritus Professor of Statistics, University of Oxford

Emeritus Henry Overton Wills Professor of Mathematics, University of Bristol

Associate Fellow, Green Templeton College, Oxford

Honorary Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge

Honorary Doctor of Science, Universities of St Andrews, Lancaster, Bath & Bristol

I have now resigned from my role as a priest in the Church of England.  Some more details available here. 

1 January 2024