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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)

Selected Publications

Effects, equity, and cost of school-based and community-wide treatment strategies for soil-transmitted helminths in Kenya: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
Pullan R; Halliday K; Oswald W; Mcharo C; Beaumont E; Kepha S; Witek-McManus S; Gichuki P; Allen E; Drake T
2019
Lancet
Examining intervention mechanisms of action using mediation analysis within a randomised trial of a whole-school health intervention
Bonell C; Allen E; Opondo C; Warren E; Elbourne D; Sturgess J; Bevilacqua L; McGowan J; Mathiot A; Viner RM
2019
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Effects of the Learning Together intervention on bullying and aggression in English secondary schools (INCLUSIVE): a cluster randomised controlled trial
Bonell C; Allen E; Warren E; McGowan J; Bevilacqua L; Jamal F; Legood R; Wiggins M; Opondo C; Mathiot A
2018
The Lancet
Effect of environmental changes on vegetable and legume yields and nutritional quality.
Scheelbeek PFD; Bird FA; Tuomisto HL; Green R; Harris FB; Joy EJM; Chalabi Z; Allen E; Haines A; Dangour AD
2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
The Good School Toolkit for reducing physical violence from school staff to primary school students: a cluster-randomised controlled trial in Uganda.
Devries KM; Knight L; Child JC; Mirembe A; Nakuti J; Jones R; Sturgess J; Allen E; Kyegombe N; Parkes J
2015
The Lancet Global health
A randomized trial of hyperglycemic control in pediatric intensive care.
Macrae D; Grieve R; Allen E; Sadique Z; Morris K; Pappachan J; Parslow R; Tasker RC; Elbourne D; CHiP Investigators
2014
The New England journal of medicine
Impact of Intermittent Screening and Treatment for Malaria among School Children in Kenya: A Cluster Randomised Trial.
Halliday KE; Okello G; Turner EL; Njagi K; McHaro C; Kengo J; Allen E; Dubeck MM; Jukes MC; Brooker SJ
2014
PLoS medicine
Oral Amoxicillin versus Benzyl Penicillin for Severe Pneumonia among Kenyan Children: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Non-inferiority Trial.
Agweyu A; Gathara D; Oliwa J; Muinga N; Edwards T; Allen E; Maleche-Obimbo E; English M; Severe Pneumonia Study Group; Aweyo F
2014
Clinical infectious diseases
Effect of a nutrition supplement and physical activity program on pneumonia and walking capacity in chilean older people: a factorial cluster randomized trial.
Dangour AD; Albala C; Allen E; Grundy E; Walker DG; Aedo C; Sanchez H; Fletcher O; Elbourne D; Uauy R
2011
PLoS medicine
Nutritional quality of organic foods: a systematic review.
Dangour AD; Dodhia SK; Hayter A; Allen E; Lock K; Uauy R
2009
The American journal of clinical nutrition
Integrating Process with Outcome Data in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Sex Education
Strange V; Allen E; Oakley A; Bonell C; Johnson A; Stephenson J
2006
Evaluation
Process evaluation in randomised controlled trials of complex interventions.
Oakley A; Strange V; Bonell C; Allen E; Stephenson J
2006
BMJ
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