Philip Dawid

(Alexander) Philip Dawid (born 1 February 1946) is Professor of Statistics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge. He is the originator of prequential statistics and one of the leading proponents of Bayesian statistics.

He was educated at the City of London School, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and Darwin College, Cambridge.

He was lecturer in statistics at University College London from 1969 to 1978. He was then Professor of Statistics at The City University until 1981, when he returned to UCL as a reader, becoming Pearson Professor of Statistics there in 1982.

He was elected a member of the International Statistical Institute in 1978, and a Chartered Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society in 1993. He was editor of Biometrika from 1992 to 1996 and President of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis in 2000.