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Professor Elizabeth Allen

MA MSc PhD

Professor

Room
G35

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 79272943

Elizabeth joined LSHTM in 2006 and is a Professor of Medical Statistics.

Affiliations

Department of Medical Statistics
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Teaching

Elizabeth organises the short course in Advanced Epidemiological Analysis and is a co-organiser of STEPH ( Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health).

Research

Elizabeth specialises in the design and analysis of cluster randomised and non-inferiority randomised controlled trials. She is a member of the LSHTM Clinical Trials Unit management group. Trials she has worked on include amongst others an adult ICU ECMO trial (CESAR), an RCTs of tight glycaemic control of children in intensive care (CHiP), a factorial-design cluster randomized controlled trial investigating the cost-effectiveness of a nutrition supplement and a physical activity program on pneumonia incidence and walking capacity in Chilean older people (CENEX). She recently advised on the analysis of the HALI trial a cluster randomized trial of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria among school children in Kenya. She is currently the statistician for the AMOXIPEN trial a non-inferiority trial of injectable benzyl penicillin versus oral amoxicillin treatment for severe pneumonia in children in Kenya and for the PRACTECAL trial a non-inferiority phase II – III trial for new treatments for drug resistant tuberculosis.

Elizabeth is currently the Statistician for the IDEAs (Informed Decisions for Actions in Maternal and Newborn Health) project, and collaborates with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Nairobi.

Elizabeth's other research interests include interrater agreement and reliability and the analysis complex interventions.

Research Area
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Maternal health
Statistical methods
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Neonatal health
Randomised controlled trials
Schools
Discipline
Statistics
Country
Ethiopia
United Kingdom
India
Kenya
Nigeria
Region
European Union
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)