Prof Bianca De Stavola
Professor of Medical Statistics
Population, Policy & Practice Dept
UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
- Joined UCL
- 15th May 2017
Bianca De Stavola's main research activities involve the understanding, development and implementation of statistical methods for long-term longitudinal studies, with specific applications to life-course epidemiology. As these often involve causal enquiries, in particular related to understanding pathways towards disease development, mediation analysis is her main interest.
Bianca over the years has developed several methodological and substantive collaborations, in particular with Rhian Daniel (University Cardiff), Isabel dos Santos Silva (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), George Ploubidis (UCL CLS), and Nadia Micali (UCL GOS ICH). Since moving to GOS ICH she has been working with Daniel Tompsett in developing methods for target trial emulation, Roz Shafran and Terence Stephenson on the CLoCK study of long COVID in children, Ruth Gilbert on the SPECIAL study of health outcomes in children with special education needs, Pia Hardelid, Katie Harron and Richard Silverwood on various methodological grants addressing challenges that arise from linked administrative data.
Bianca De Stavola joined UCL 4 years ago, after 23 years at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she was Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Medical Statistics and co-Director of the Centre for Statistical Methodology.