Ed Swires-Hennessy is a Chartered Statistician with a degree in Economics and Statistics.


He is the author of A Guide to Presenting Data  published by the Local Government Data Unit – Wales. For over 20 years he was the general editor of statistical publications at the then Welsh Office. He developed an interest in the presentation of statistics on the web and has become an institution in terms of his reviews.

In 2003 he was awarded the inaugural JH West medal by the Royal Statistical Society for ‘outstanding contribution and influence on the dissemination of official statistics, notably his contribution to the development of electronic dissemination of statistics in Wales, his longstanding commitment to the teaching of official statisticians nationally and internationally, and his international advisory role on the usability of statistical websites’. Ed’s blog: http://surfingwithed.wordpress.com/