Statistical Science


Dr Elinor Jones

PositionAssociate Professor (Teaching)
Phone (external)+44(0)20 3108 3249
Phone (internal)53249
Email (@ucl.ac.uk)elinor.jones
ThemesBiostatistics, General Theory and Methodology

Dr Elinor Jones…
Biographical Details

Elinor graduated in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Warwick before completing a PhD in Probability Theory at the University of Manchester. Her thesis examined the large deviations of random walks and Lévy processes. Prior to joining UCL, Elinor worked as a Research Associate in Genetic Epidemiology at the University of Leicester and as a Statistician at the Univeristy of Reading.

Research Interests

Inferring causality from observational epidemiological data, federated analysis of data when data cannot be pooled, statistics education.

Selected publications

  • Grindle N, Jones EM and Northrop P (2020). Harder things will stretch you further': helping first-year undergraduate students meaningfully engage with recent research papers in probability and statistics. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, https://doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hraa001.
  • Thompson, J. R., Minelli, C., Bowden, J., Del Greco, F. M., Gill, D., Jones, E. M., . . . Sheehan, N. A. (2017). Mendelian randomization incorporating uncertainty about pleiotropy. Statistics in Medicine, 36(29), 4627-4645.
  • Jones EM, Sheehan NA, Gaye A, LaFlamme P and Burton P (2013). Combined analysis of correlated data when data cannot be pooled. Stat, 2(1), 72-85.
  • Jones EM, Thompson JT, Didelez V and Sheehan NA (2012). On the choice of parameterisation and priors for the Bayesian analyses of Mendelian randomisation studies. Statistics in Medicine, 31(14), 1483-1501.
  • Doney RA and Jones EM (2012). Conditioned random walks and Lévy processes. Journal of the London Mathematical Society, 44, 139-150.