Senior Research Associate in Applied Medical Statistics
University of Cambridge, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Since July 2013
Current Research Interests
- Prediction models for adverse pregnancy outcomes
- Longitudinal models for fetal and postnatal growth
- Developmental origins of chronic disease
Ulla is currently employed in the University of Cambridge, department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, as a Senior Research Associate in Applied Medical Statistics. Her project is funded by the NIHR Cambridge Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre (Women’s health theme) She applies statistical analysis methods to predict adverse pregnancy outcomes including fetal growth restriction, excessive fetal growth, preterm birth, pre-eclampsia and stillbirth, using data from the Pregnancy Outcome Prediction Study (POPS). The first findings from the project have been commented on in the Lancet, BMJ, and on the NHS Choices Website.
Before her employment at the University of Cambridge, Ulla was a lecturer in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Prior to that she earned her PhD in Genetic and Life-Course Epidemiology at Imperial College London, where she had also gained her second master’s degree in Modern Epidemiology and worked as a Statistician. Her first master’s degree was carried out in Statistics at the University of Oulu, Finland.
- Lecturer in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology (2010-2013), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- PhD in Genetic and Life-course Epidemiology (2011), Imperial College London
- MSc in Modern Epidemiology (2006), Imperial College London
- Statistician (2001-2010), Imperial College London
- Research Assistant (1998-2001), University of Oulu, Finland
- Msc in Statistics (1998), University of Oulu, Finland