After completing her BSc in Mathematics, Jessica received an MSc in Medical Statistics with Distinction from the University of Leicester under an NIHR scholarship in 2014. She was subsequently awarded a place on the 4-Year BHF PhD Studentship Programme in Cardiovascular Research at the University of Cambridge. As part of the quantitative stream, she completed an MPhil with Distinction in Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care in 2015. She has now entered her second year of her PhD under the supervision of Stephen Burgess and Angela Wood.
Jessica is interested in developing new methodology for Mendelian randomization, particularly in relation to robust methods for causal analysis. Her work is driven by applied analyses where new methods are required to identify causal pathways.