Harvey Goldstein
Born(1939-10-30)30 October 1939
Died9 April 2020(2020-04-09) (aged 80)
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Alma materManchester University
University College London
Known forMultilevel models
AwardsGuy Medal (Silver, 1998)
Fellow of the British Academy (1996)
Scientific career
InstitutionsNational Children's Bureau
Institute of Education
University of Bristol

Harvey Goldstein (30 October 1939 – 9 April 2020) was a British statistician known for his contributions to multilevel modelling methodology, statistical software, social statistics, and for applying this to educational assessment and league tables.[2]

Goldstein was born in Whitechapel, London to a Jewish family.[3] He was professor of social statistics in the Centre for Multilevel Modelling at the University of Bristol. From 1977 to 2005, he was professor of statistical methods at the Institute of Education of the University of London. He was author of a monograph on multilevel statistical models.

He came from a left-wing family, and as a teenager he briefly joined the Young Communist League.[4] He was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1996 and awarded the Guy Medal in silver by the Royal Statistical Society in 1998.

He died on 9 April 2020.[5]

It was reported that his death was due to COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in England.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Mortimore, Peter (28 April 2020). "Harvey Goldstein obituary". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 8 March 2023.
  2. ^ Harron, Katie; Leckie, George; Browne, Bill; Carpenter, James; Steele, Fiona; Cole, Tim (2020). "Professor Harvey Goldstein at 80". Significance. 17 (1): 41. doi:10.1111/j.1740-9713.2020.01359.x. ISSN 1740-9705. S2CID 213358603.
  3. ^ "Harvey Goldstein – an obituary". Jewish Voice for Labour. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  4. ^ Gray, John; Diamond, Ian; Steele, Fiona (October 2020). "Harvey Goldstein Memoirs" (PDF). Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy. 19: 370.
  5. ^ "Obituary: Professor Harvey Goldstein". University of Bristol. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Tributes to Professor Harvey Goldstein". TES. Retrieved 14 April 2020.