Pat Lovie

Pat Lovie is a Senior Lecturer in Statistics within the Mathematics department at Keele University, U.K.

Dr Lovie’s current research is mainly on the history of statistical thinking and methods in the late nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries. Areas of especial interest include the origins of factor analysis, aspects of mathematical psychology and the conflicts which arose in Britain and the USA between the traditional and biometric schools of statistics. In addition, over the last few years she has been working on biographical essays which will appear in several major reference works including the New Dictionary of National Biography, the American National Biography and the Encyclopedia of Psychology.

In the Spring of 1996, she began a five year term as Editor of the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, after serving for a number of years as the associate editor responsible for the Statistical Software Reviews section. Dr Lovie is also an associate editor to Statistics and Computing, a consulting editor to History of Psychology and a member of the editorial board of History and Philosophy of Psychology.

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