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Francesca  Pesola

Dr Francesca Pesola

Research Fellow in Statistics


Dr Pesola is a Senior Statistician in the Cancer Prevention Group. Dr Pesola has a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of London. She has worked as a statistician at the Department of Health and subsequently in academia, in the fields of public and mental health. Her research interests in the Cancer Prevention Group are varied. She is the trial statistician for a few trials within the Cancer Prevention Trial Unit, developing statistical analysis plans and leading data analysis. She is also involved in developing study proposals and protocols for new clinical trials. She leads the analysis for several projects within the Cancer Epidemiology Group using observational data to estimate the future burden of cancer and evaluate the effectiveness of screening.