Michael Bulmer

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Michael Bulmer
Michael George Bulmer

1931 (age 88–89)
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 1931)[3] 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.[4]


Bulmer was born in Birmingham, England in 1931. After graduating from Rugby School, he attended the University of Oxford, from which he received a B.A. in Animal Physiology, a Diploma in Applied Statistics, a D.Phil. in statistics and a D.Sc.. 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.
  3. ^ a b c d "Michael Bulmer Biography". michaelbulmer.com. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  4. ^ 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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