Statistical Science


Dr Owen Nicholas

PositionSenior Research Associate
Phone (external)+44(0)20 3108 7721
Phone (internal)57721
Email (@ucl.ac.uk)o.nicholas
ThemesBiostatistics, Computational StatisticsGeneral Theory and Methodology,

Biographical Details

With a PhD in functional analysis I have worked as an epidemiologist, statistician, engineer and software developer. I lead the modelling work package of a UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund Transforming UK Food Systems grant. I run and contribute to various doctoral training courses (see UCL Doctoral Skills Development Programme).

Research Grants

Transforming Urban Food Systems for Planetary and Population Health (The Mandala Consortium). Co-investigator (PI Professor Martin White, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge), BBSRC, 2021-2026

Former Research Students

Harris, F (2021, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) An assessment of the relationships between food supply and the environment in India

Roman Mella, MF (2017) Adolescent drinking in Chile: The role of school scocioeconomic environment in relation to parental and peer influences

Shah, AD (2015) Using electronic health records to investigate blood biomarkers and onset of cardiovascular diseases: example of differential white cell count

Research Interests

Graphical models; Causal inference; Observational data; Epidemiology; Bayesian analysis; Stochastic analysis; Longitudinal data analysis


Publications can be found on IRIS