Ian Diamond

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Sir Ian Diamond
Principal and Vice Chancellor
University of Aberdeen
Term 01 April 2010 –
Predecessor Sir Duncan Rice
Born 14 March 1954[1]
Kingskerswell, Devon[2]
Alma mater London School of Economics
University of St Andrews
Residence Aberdeen
Profession Statistician
Spouse Lady Diamond (Jane)[3]

Sir Ian David Diamond, DL, FBA, FRSE, AcSS (born 14 March 1954) is the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen. Previous appointments include Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council, Chair of the Research Councils UK Executive Group and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Southampton.[4]

Diamond obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in Economics in 1975 and an MSc degree in Statistics in 1976, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In 1981, he received a PhD degree in Statistics from the University of St Andrews.[5]

Diamond was knighted in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to social science and higher education.[6] Diamond is also a qualified football referee and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeen in 2013.

Honours and Awards[edit]


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  3. ^ . Rail News http://www.rail-news.com/2010/09/03/university-of-aberdeen-principal-to-take-on-a-monster-challenge. Retrieved 2014-04-07.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Professor Ian Diamond FBA FRSE AcSS". University of Aberdeen. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  5. ^ . Scottish Science Advisory Council http://www.scottishscience.org.uk/members/professor-sir-ian-diamond-fba-frse-acss. Retrieved 2014-01-13.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 1. 29 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Population Association of America". Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  8. ^ "University of Cardiff". Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  9. ^ "University of Glasgow". Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  10. ^ "Edinburgh Gazette". Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir Duncan Rice
Vice-chancellor of the University of Aberdeen
April 2010–present
Succeeded by