Robert Raeside

Robert Raeside

Prof Robert Raeside

Director of ERI


Professor Robert Raeside is a Chartered Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society (CStat), Member of the Operational research Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

He received his BSC Hons from Napier College under the auspices of the Council for Academic Awards (CNAA, his MSc from the University of Strathclyde and PhD in demographic forecasting from the CNAA in collaboration with the University of Oxford. He serves on two British Standards Committees and is part of the editorial teams for the Journal of Applied Probability and Statistics and the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management. He was appointed a visiting Professor in Demography to the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh in 2009.

Professor Raeside's research has been on the application of statistics to areas of demographic change, public health, employment and in business improvement. He is particularly interested in the use of social network analysis to investigate complex processes. He has acted in an advisory capacity to business, local authorities and to national government.

Research Areas




External Examining/Validations

  • Biometrics, University of Edinburgh
  • Post Graduate Statistics and Operational Research Modules, Management School, University of Edinburgh
  • Undergraduate statistics and Operational Research and Post Graduate Research Methods Modules, Dundee Business School, University of Abertay
  • University of Rajsahi and Dhaka Bangladesh – Research Methods seminars
  • University of Applied Sciences Munich, Teaching MSc and MBA students Innovation
  • University of Edinburgh – Department of Geography research seminar – human development
  • University of Jahangirnagar, Bangladesh seminar on Demographic Change in S. E. Asia
  • University of St Andrews Researching and Building Capacity on Scottish Local Authorities
  • University of West of England – research seminar population forecasting


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Referee for ESRC
  • Royal Statistics Society representative on two British standards committees – Statistics for Business processes SS/4 and Management of Six Sigma (MS/6)



  • Reviewer for Wellcome Foundation



  • Scottish and Northumbrian Statistics Meeting. Napier University, 25th May.
  • The Young Statisticians Conference, Napier


Conference Activity

  • Part of the Organising Committee for Operational Research Society OR54 Annual Conference, Edinburgh, September
  • The Forecasting Stream at the 37th Operational Research Conference at the University of Canterbury.
  • The Forecasting stream at the 41st Operational Research Conference in Edinburgh
  • Chair of the 18th International Symposium on Forecasting held in June 1998 at the EICC, Edinburgh.



  • The Operational Research Society's Seminar on TQM, Napier


Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Board member for Sage Journal Work Employment and Society
  • Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Transportation and Statistics.
  • Editorial Board Member Journal Work, Employment and Society
  • Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management
  • Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Applied Probability and Statistics


Invited Speaker

  • University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Research Methods Course for Communication Students


Fellowships and Awards

  • Change the Game: Knowledge Transfer in Games Analytics, KTP Associates' Conference 2013 Brighton 13th June 2013 with Singh Roy, A, Robinson, M., Tracey Warner, T. and Raeside, R., (Awarded best paper).


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