Browse/search for people

Professor Sofia Dias

Statistical methods for evidence synthesis

My research has focused on statistical methodology for evidence synthesis with a particular focus on network meta-analysis, consistency checking, and bias modeling. I am Scientific Coordinator at the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Clinical Guidelines Technical Support Unit located in Bristol, which requires rapid response consultancy on complex synthesis methodology issues that arise in the development of clinical guidelines.

I have a special interest in the use of meta-analysis for choosing the best infertility treatment and I am statistical editor for the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group.

Research keywords

  • meta-analysis
  • Bayesian inference
  • Decision making


  • Nicky Welton
  • Tony Ades