Michael Bulmer

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Michael Bulmer
Michael George Bulmer

(1931-05-10) May 10, 1931 (age 89)
EducationUniversity of Oxford
Known forPopulation genetics
Quantitative genetics
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society (1997)[1]
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Manchester
University of Oxford
Rutgers University
ThesisA method of finding approximate confidence limits for the analysis of variance (1958)
InfluencedTom Kirkwood[2]

Michael George Bulmer FRS (born 10 May 1931)[3][4] is a British biostatistician. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford and a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.[3] He is known for his work in quantitative genetics and on the biology of twinning,[1] as well as for his 2003 biography of Francis Galton.[5]


Bulmer was born in Birmingham, England in 1931. After graduating from Rugby School, he studied at Merton College, Oxford from 1949 to 1957, taking a B.A. in Animal Physiology in 1952, a Diploma in Applied Statistics the following year, a D.Phil. in statistics in 1957, and a D.Sc..[4] He then lectured at the University of Manchester from 1957 to 1959, after which he became a Lecturer in Biomathematics at the University of Oxford. In 1991, he left Oxford to become a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Rutgers University, where he remained until 1995.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Michael Bulmer". Royal Society. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  2. ^ Kirkwood, Tom (November 2009). "Tom Kirkwood". Current Biology. 19 (20): R924–R925. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2009.08.008. ISSN 0960-9822. PMID 19899225. S2CID 5072896.
  3. ^ a b c "Michael Bulmer Biography". michaelbulmer.com. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  4. ^ a b Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900–1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 400.
  5. ^ Smocovitis, Vassiliki Betty (June 2007). "Michael Bulmer xvii + 357 pp., illus., bibl., index. Baltimore/London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003". Isis. 98 (2): 398–399. doi:10.1086/521468.

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