I am a Visiting Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London, where I am helping to teach official statistics. I am also the chair of the UK Statistics User Forum. My research interest is currently the measurement of national wellbeing, measures that go beyond traditional economic statistics such as GDP to include quality of life and environmental sustainability. Here is an interview (July 2015) on the All Being Well website http://allbeingwellblog.com/
I retired in 2012 from the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) after a career as a professional statistician and researcher in a wide range of government economic and social policy departments, including those dealing with the labour market, health and safety, equal opportunities, the national economic accounts, and culture, media and sport. I also managed several programmes and projects concerned with developments to statistical systems, including options for a population register and alternatives to a mid-decade census. My final post was as director of the measuring national wellbeing programme in the ONS. I have a BSc Hons in Mathematics and an MSc in Statistics from the University of Manchester and have been a Chartered Statistician since 1993.
Mr Paul Allin, C.Stat, FRSA
Visiting Professor in Statistics
Allin P, Hand DJ, 2017, New statistics for old?-measuring the wellbeing of the UK, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A-statistics in Society, Vol:180, ISSN:0964-1998, Pages:3-24
Allin P, Hand DJ, 2017, From a System of National Accounts to a Process of National Wellbeing Accounting, International Statistical Review, Vol:85, ISSN:0306-7734, Pages:355-370
Allin P, 2015, Healthy attendance? The impact of cultural engagement and sports participation on health and satisfaction with life in Scotland, Cultural Trends, Vol:24, ISSN:0954-8963, Pages:202-204
Allin P, 2015, English cultural policy: Is well-being the goal?, Cultural Trends, Vol:24, ISSN:0954-8963, Pages:15-20