Dr Nicholas Biddle has extensive experience with the development and use of official statistics. He has a strong background in statistical and quantitative methodology. A Fellow in the Research School of Social Sciences at The Australian National University, he recently returned from a visiting position at Stanford University. Nicholas worked for seven years in the Methodology Division of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), developing and using official statistics. He is an engaging and enthusiastic presenter with a consistent focus on the application and policy relevance of empirical data.