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 University of Reading.

She chairs the Royal Statistical Society's Teaching Statistics Section

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.