|Principal and Vice Chancellor of
the University of Aberdeen
1 April 2010
|Preceded by||Sir Duncan Rice|
14 March 1954 |
|Spouse(s)||Lady Diamond (Jane)|
|Alma mater||London School of Economics
University of St Andrews
Sir Ian David Diamond, DL, FBA, FRSE, FAcSS (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. He was knighted in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to social science and higher education. Diamond is also a qualified football referee and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeen in 2013.
Early life and career
He 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.
Honours and Awards
- 1999 Elected to the UK Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS)
- 2000 Clifford C. Clogg Award from the Population Association of America
- 2005 Honorary Fellowship of Cardiff University
- 2005 Fellow of the British Academy (FBA)
- 2006 Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) University of Glasgow
- 2009 Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE)
- 2013 Knight Bachelor for services to social science and higher education
- 2013 Commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of Aberdeen
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Sir Duncan Rice
|Vice-chancellor of the University of Aberdeen
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