Honorary Professor of Professional Practice
MA Mathematics (Oxford)
MSc, PhD Applied Mathematics (Bristol)
Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
Experience and interests
I am an applied statistician with particular interests in industrial statistics, experimental design, survey design and analysis and quantitative research methods in the social sciences. I have extensive consulting experience, having had contracts with, among others, Hewlett-Packard, British Gas West Midlands and Land Rover. Work for government departments includes consultancy for the Department of Transport and research methods training for the Department of Work and Pensions. I have also delivered training in advanced statistical methods for the operational Research Society.
In addition to a large range of undergraduate and master’s-level teaching, I have developed and taught courses in research methods for doctoral students for Warwick Business School, for the Faculty of Social Science at Cardiff University, and since 2002 at the University of Gloucestershire. More recently I have developed an interest in the application of statistical methods in sports science research. I am also currently working with Professor Terry McNulty of the University of Liverpool on a large-scale survey of boards in UK companies.
I am a past Council member of the Royal Statistical Society, and past Chair of the Society’s Quality Improvement Committee.
Author or co-author of six books, including ‘Quantitative Approaches in Business Studies’ (FT Prentice Hall), now in its 7th edition and with an 8th in preparation.
A large number of refereed papers and conference presentations, including most recently:
James, D, Mills, H, Crone, D, Halley Johnston, L, Morris, C and Gidlow, C, Factors associated with physical activity referral completion and health outcomes, J Sports Sci 27, 2009
McNulty, T, Pettigrew, A, Joborne, G and Morris, C, The role, power and influence of chairmen on the boards of UK listed companies, Journal of Management and Governance, 2009
Gidlow, C., Johnston, L.H., Crone, D., Morris, C., Smith, A., Foster, C., James, D.V.B. (2007) Socio-demographic patterning of referral, attendance and uptake in physical activity referral schemes. J Public Health doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdm002
The Role and Influence of the Chair of the Board of Directors (with T McNulty and A Pettigrew), 66th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2006