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Sofia is Professor of Health Technology Assessment and Director of the CRD/CHE Technology Assessment Group that delivers technology assessment reports for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) through York's NIHR funded TAR programme. Sofia is also a member of NICE Technology Appraisals Committee D.
She is a statistician with interests in Bayesian methods for evidence synthesis and their application to decision-making. Of particular interest are methods for network meta-analysis (indirect and mixed treatment comparisons), bias-adjustment, synthesis of related outcomes and population-adjusted treatment comparisons.
Sofia has collaborated with the NICE Decision Support Unit to produce several technical support documents which provide guidance to all those involved in submitting or critiquing evidence as part of NICE Technology Appraisals and is lead author of the Wiley book on Network Meta-analysis for Decision Making. She also has a wide experience of developing and applying evidence synthesis methods in NICE clinical guidelines and Cochrane Reviews.