Chartered Scientist (CSci) case studies

The Science Council defines a scientist as someone who systematically gathers and uses research and evidence, making a hypothesis and testing it, to gain and share understanding and knowledge.

In addition, in order to describe the scope of roles fulfilled by scientists (and indeed statisticians as the subset of practitioners in statistical science) the Science Council has identified 10 types of scientist: business scientist, communicator scientist, developer scientist, entrepreneur scientist, explorer scientist, investigator scientist, policy scientist, regulator scientist, service provider scientist and teacher scientist. Take a look at the Science Council website for definitions of these types of scientist and assess the types that are covered by your role.

Both the RSS and the Science Council promote the value of chartered status using case studies of chartered members. Below are profiles of professional statisticians who hold both the Chartered Statistician and Chartered Scientist awards. In their profiles they indicate the types of scientist covered by their role; and describe what led them to apply for chartered status, the value and benefits of being chartered, and the role of continuing professional development (CPD) in supporting their careers.

Siobhan Creaner, CStat CSci
Director of a Clinical Trials Unit and Associate Professor in Clinical Trials and Medical Statistics

Apostolos Fakis, CStat CSci
Senior Medical Statistician

Nigel Marriott, CStat CSci
Independent Statistical Consultant

For case studies of Chartered Scientists across many scientific disciplines take a look at the Science Council website.