UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Prof Bianca De Stavola

Prof Bianca De Stavola

Professor of Medical Statistics

UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Joined UCL
15th May 2017

Research summary

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). 

Teaching summary

Bianca's teaching experience ranges from Master Courses modules (e.g. survival analysis and analysis of hierarchical and dependent data) to specialist short courses for doctoral or
post-doctoral students. She also I also contributes to several short courses held abroad, lately mostly in mediation analysis and in collaboration with Dr Rhian Daniel (Un Cardiff).


Bianca De Stavola recently joined UCL GOS ICH 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. 

Bianca received her PhD from Imperial College London and MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, after graduating in Statistical and Economic Sciences at Padua University (Italy).