Professional Statisticians’ Forum

Professional Statisticians’ Forum (PSF) meetings enable professional statisticians to share professional experiences and discuss professional development. The meetings are intended for Chartered Statistician (CStat) and Graduate Statistician (GradStat) members, but all our members are welcome.

PSF events

PSF hosts virtual and face-to-face meetings. Events are held four times a year and typically run for 90 minutes with speakers and Q&A sessions. Many of the meetings are webinars and at least one is held during our conference.

Meeting papers and slides are available on our website at least a week ahead of an event.
We encourage you to pre-register for an event, though this will not be necessary for webinars.

Future events

16 October 2018
A webinar as part of the Member’s week events (time to be confirmed)
Continuing professional development – how to make it effective
Trevor Lewis (RSS Professional Affairs Committee member)
The presentation will focus on the value of continuing professional development (CPD) in supporting career development and will describe the framework and scope of CPD as laid out in the RSS CPD Policy. In particular there will be focus on advancing your ability to fulfil your current job role or progress to an aspired role, demonstrating your professionalism to clients or employers, and retaining your professional status (CStat, CSci) with the RSS. There will be opportunity for discussion and questions.


7 December 2018
An all-day face-to-face meeting in London (details of timing and venue to be confirmed)
Challenges and highlights in statistical consulting careers
Presenters: Shirley Coleman, Tim Davis, Andy Grieve, Anne Hasted, Dennis Lendrem
Organiser: Gemma Hodgson
This meeting will feature a series of interesting presentations from leading statisticians in a cross-section of fields, talking about challenges and highlights in their careers. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking.

Dial-in details

Dial-in details for UK and international users and the link to the web conferencing system are provided on this page.

Past events

Webcasts, MP3s and slides from past events are available to download.