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Dr Wallis Lau
Mezzanine Floor,
BMA House, Tavistock Square,
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  • Lecturer
  • UCL School of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Life Sciences

Wallis Lau is a Lecturer in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety at UCL School of Pharmacy. She is a statistician by background, completing her PhD in pharmacoepidemiology to examine the effectiveness and safety of direct oral anticoagulants among patients with atrial fibrillation. The results of her PhD have led to first-authored publications in JAMA, Gastroenterology, Heart Rhythm, and Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. She joined UCL School of Pharmacy as a Research Associate in 2017 and was appointed to a lectureship in 2019.

Her research focuses on using large electronic databases to answer important clinical questions regarding the effects of medications, particularly those used in cardiovascular diseases, neurological and mental health conditions. 

Selected research

  • Lau WC, Cheung CL, Man KKC, et al. Association Between Treatment With Apixaban, Dabigatran, Rivaroxaban, or Warfarin and Risk for Osteoporotic Fractures Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2020;173(1):1-9. 
  • Lau WC, Chan EW, Cheung CL, et al. Association between Dabigatran versus Warfarin and Risk of Osteoporotic Fractures among Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation. JAMA. 2017;317(11):1151-1158.

Research network

  • Neurological and Mental Health Global Epidemiology Network (NeuroGEN) https://www.neurogen.hku.hk/ 
  • The Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) https://ohdsi.org/
  • The Asian Pharmacoepidemiology Network (AsPEN) https://www.aspensig.asia/

Seeking PhD candidates

We are seeking highly organised and motivated PhD candidates for research in the area of pharmacoepidemiology. Candidates with a background in healthcare or statistics/epidemiology may have an advantage. For those interested please email Dr Wallis Lau with your CV (wallis.lau@ucl.ac.uk)

Academic Background
2018   Doctor of Philosophy - Pharmacoepidemiology University of Hong Kong
2011   Bachelor of Science - Statistics University of Hong Kong
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