UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Prof Angie Wade

Prof Angie Wade

Professor of Medical Statistics

Population, Policy & Practice Dept

UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

Joined UCL
1st Apr 2002

Research summary

Angie Wade is an experienced research statistician with over 200 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Collaborative grants have been, or are currently held with, the Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation, CF Trust, NIHR, the Birth Defects Foundation, Ka Tutandike charitable trust (to provide research support in Uganda), SPARKS, Action Research, the National Kidney Research Foundation, the British Association of Pediatric Surgeons and the MRC. Other research related activities include expert panel membership (HTA, NIHR and NHS R&D review) and PhD supervision. Her own PhD was on the construction of cross-sectional covariate related centiles using likelihood-based methods and she has continued to publish in this area. Angie was a member of the UCL Institute of Child Health ethics committee from 1993-1999, being the first UK Statistician to be a formal Ethics Committee member, which is now standard practice.  In 2014, Angie was promoted to Professor of Medical Statistics. 

Angie was Statistical Editor for the Journal of Clinical Pathology for 5 years and is currently Statistical Advisor for Archives of Disease in Childhood and one of 8 Statistical Editors of the British Medical Journal.

Teaching summary

Angie Wade has been involved in the provision of statistical training to medically based non-statisticians since 1988. In 2008 she founded the UCL Centre for Applied Statistics Courses (CASC) which runs a wide range of introductory statistics courses. This innovation has become a premier provider of this type of training within the UK and internationally, making optimal use of local resource and yielding an additional income stream for the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH). Details of CASC and the courses currently on offer (including evening classes and Summer schools) can be found on her website www.ucl.ac.uk/stats-courses . Additionally, she runs several MSc modules, an iBSc module and has provided training for MRCPCH students in the form of formal lectures and written material. For several years, Angie has provided training in Nepal and Uganda, the latter primarily for students with disabilities and has contributed training for International Statistics Week in Sydney, Australia. 

Teaching has always been a major part of her academic life. She is a member of local and UCL teaching committees, chaired an examining board and is currently co-Deputy Director of Education. The CASC team is widely known as experts in adult statistics workplace training with an active presence presenting and chairing panels at national and international teaching conferences. In recognition of this, Angie has been a committee member of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) Teaching Statistics Special Interest Group since this was launched in 2019. 


University College London
Other undergraduate qualification (including professional), National Vocational Qualification | 2009
University of London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1997
University of London
Doctorate, Doctorate. | 1997
University College London
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1986
University College London
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 1985


After a period working as a research statistician for Help the Hospices care of the dying project at UCL Community Medicine, Angie Wade joined the then independent Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1990 to provide statistical support for researchers. She developed an extensive teaching program and provided, or contributed to, the advisory service. The Statistical Support Service had been in operation formally since 2000 and she was Director of this from Oct 2011 until April 2014 overseeing a change of operation to full cost-recovery. She has worked as an expert witness within high profile cases of child abuse, is a member of the Wellcome Bloomsbury Centre Policy Group and in 1995 founded a local Statistics Group, comprising all statisticians employed within the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH), which she ran until 2014.  

As well as developing her own team of statistical advisors and teaching fellows, Angie has more recently taken on wider management roles. From 2014-2018, she was Head of the Clinical Epidemiology, Nutrition and Biostatistics Section and since 2018 has been the GOS ICH co-Deputy Director of Education. In the latter role she wrote the 2020-2025 Education Strategy (www.ucl.ac.uk/child-health/study) , and is currently focused on implementation of this. Angie is a member of the GOS ICH Senior Management Team.