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Translating numbers into impact. Professor Anne Glover CBE Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission. With whom do you want to spend a dinner?. a) Celebrity. b) Politician. c) Statistician. Numbers have power.

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Translating numbers into impact
Translating numbers into impact

Professor Anne Glover CBEChief Scientific Adviser

to the President of the European Commission


With whom do you want to spend a dinner
With whom do you want to spend a dinner?

a) Celebrity

b) Politician

c) Statistician



Numbers can be incredibly useful especially when visualised
Numbers can be incredibly useful,especially when visualised…



Numbers e g used as indicators play a key role in informing policy makers
Numbers - e.g. used as indicators - play a key role in informing policy-makers


Contrary to public belief people like numbers
Contrary to public belief, people like numbers




But numbers are a means to an end they will make an impact only if
But numbers are a means to an end – if politicians don't like itthey will make an impact only if… …you tell a good story!

illuminations.nctm.org


Scientists often find it hard to tell a good story especially when they include numbers
Scientists often find it hard if politicians don't like itto tell a good story, especially when they include numbers But actually it is quite easy.


In fact statisticians can be very inspiring people
In fact, statisticians can be if politicians don't like itvery inspiring people So shout about what you do!

myfootpath.com


Thank you for your attention! if politicians don't like it

E-mail: [email protected]

Twitter: EU_ScienceChief


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