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Professor Sofia Dias

Biography

Sofia studied Probability and Statistics at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, which included an ERASMUS year in the UK. She then went on to complete a PhD on Predictive Comparisons at the University of Sheffield, supervised by Professor Ian R. Dunsmore.

 From 2004 to 2007 Sofia worked at the University of Manchester with Andy Vail and Dr Roseanne McNamee, investigating the quality of randomised controlled trials in subfertility. She was editor and statistician for the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group until 2014.

In September 2007 Sofia joined the Multiple-Parameter Evidence Synthesis Programme. She worked on the project "Making Best Use of Randomised Trial Evidence" looking at bias, inconsistency and other issues in mixed treatment comparisons (newtork meta-analysis) and co-authored the NICE Decision Support Unit series of Technical Support Documents for Evidence Synthesis which have also been published in Medical Decision Making.

She is currently the Director of the NICE Clinical Guidelines Technical Support Unit, based in Bristol and lead author of the recent Wiley book on Network Meta-analysis for Decision Making.