Lavinia is an Associate Professor in Genetic Epidemiology at the Medical Research Council – Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, UK. Her research focuses on atopic dermatitis and disease progression phenotypes.
She has led several large international GWAS meta-analyses of atopic dermatitis and related traits. Her research includes functionally characterising the identified genetic associations using in silico bioinformatic approaches that combine multiple layers of omics data, as well as using these genetic associations as instruments to assess causal effects using Mendelian Randomisation. She also supports several disease progression projects, that aim to identify genetic or causal risk factors that influence how a disease progresses following onset.