Rosemary A. Bailey

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Rosemary A. Bailey (born 1947) is a British
statistician A statistician is a person who works with Theory, theoretical or applied statistics. The profession exists in both the private sector, private and public sectors. It is common to combine statistical knowledge with expertise in other subjects, a ...
who works in the
design of experiments The design of experiments (DOE, DOX, or experimental design) is the design of any task that aims to describe and explain the variation of information under conditions that are hypothesized to reflect the variation. The term is generally associ ...
and the
analysis of variance Analysis of variance (ANOVA) is a collection of statistical models and their associated estimation procedures (such as the "variation" among and between groups) used to analyze the differences among means. ANOVA was developed by the statistician ...
and in related areas of
combinatorial design Combinatorial design theory is the part of combinatorics, combinatorial mathematics that deals with the existence, construction and properties of set system, systems of finite sets whose arrangements satisfy generalized concepts of ''balance'' and ...
, especially in
association scheme The theory of association schemes arose in statistics, in the theory of design of experiments, experimental design for the analysis of variance. In mathematics, association schemes belong to both algebra and combinatorics. In algebraic combinatori ...
s. She has written books on the
design of experiments The design of experiments (DOE, DOX, or experimental design) is the design of any task that aims to describe and explain the variation of information under conditions that are hypothesized to reflect the variation. The term is generally associ ...
, on
association scheme The theory of association schemes arose in statistics, in the theory of design of experiments, experimental design for the analysis of variance. In mathematics, association schemes belong to both algebra and combinatorics. In algebraic combinatori ...
s, and on
linear models In statistics, the term linear model is used in different ways according to the context. The most common occurrence is in connection with regression models and the term is often taken as synonymous with linear regression model. However, the term i ...
in statistics.

# Education and career

Bailey's first degree and Ph.D. were in mathematics at the
University of Oxford The University of Oxford is a collegiate university, collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the List of oldest universit ...
. She was awarded her doctorate in 1974 for a dissertation on
permutation group In mathematics Mathematics (from Greek: ) includes the study of such topics as numbers (arithmetic and number theory), formulas and related structures (algebra), shapes and spaces in which they are contained (geometry), and quantities and ...
s, ''Finite Permutation Groups'' supervised by
Graham Higman Graham Higman Fellow of the Royal Society, FRS (19 January 1917 – 8 April 2008) was a prominent English mathematician known for his contributions to group theory. Biography Higman was born in Louth, Lincolnshire and attended Sutton High S ...

. Bailey's career has not been in pure mathematics but in statistics where she has specialised in the algebraic problems associated with the design of experiments. Bailey worked at the
University of Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh ( sco, University o Edinburgh, gd, Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann; abbreviated as ''Edin.'' in post-nominals Post-nominal letters, also called post-nominal initials, post-nominal titles, designatory letters or simply ...
with David Finney and at
The Open University The Open University (OU) is a British public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organization, or organisation (English ...
. She spent 1981–91 in the Statistics Department of
Rothamsted Experimental Station Rothamsted Research, previously known as the Rothamsted Experimental Station and then the Institute of Arable Crops Research, is one of the oldest agricultural experiment station, agricultural research institutions in the world, having been founded ...
. In 1991 Bailey became Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Goldsmiths College in the University of London and then Professor of Statistics at
Queen Mary, University of London Queen Mary University of London (QMUL, or informally QM) is a in , England, and a of the federal . It dates back to the foundation of in 1785. Queen Mary College, named after , was admitted to the University of London in 1915 and in 1989 merged ...
where she is Professor Emerita of Statistics. She is currently Professor of Mathematics and Statistics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

# Recognition

Bailey is a Fellow of the
Institute of Mathematical Statistics The Institute of Mathematical Statistics is an international professional and scholarly society A learned society (; also known as a learned academy, scholarly society, or academic association) is an organization An organization, or orga ...
and in 2015 was elected a Fellow of the
Royal Society of Edinburgh The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy#REDIRECT National academy A national academy is an organizational body, usually operating with state financial support and approval, that co-ordinates scholarly research Re ...
.

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# External resources

Homepage of Professor Bailey at Queen Mary University of London

Homepage of Professor Bailey at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews

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Rothamsted statisticians British women mathematicians Women statisticians 1947 births Academics of the University of St Andrews Fellows of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 20th-century women mathematicians 21st-century women mathematicians