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Professor Diana Elbourne

BSc MSc PhD

Professor
of Healthcare Evaluation

Room
G31

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7927 2629

My first degree was in Social Administration from London School of Economics (LSE), after which I gained an MSc (Stats) at Brunel University, where I also worked as a statistics lecturer. My PhD at LSE was based on a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of women having access to their maternity care records. From 1981-1996 I was at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit in Oxford, holding the roles of social statistician, trials statistician, Deputy Director and and later Director of the Perinatal Trials Service.

During this period I was involved in a large number of RCTs and systematic reviews. I continued this applied research after moving to LSHTM in 1997, broadening from the perinatal field to also include trials in liver transplantation, intensive care, children with diabetes, adolescents, and educational and nutritional interventions.  Between 2000 and 2005 I worked half-time as professor of Evidence-informed policy and practice in the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordination Centre in the Institute of Education.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Medical Statistics

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Statistical Methodology
Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Teaching

My main teaching interests are in clinical trials especially the MSc in clinical trials by distance learning where i am co-director.

Research

My main interest as a statistician is in randomised controlled trials (RCTs). As a triallist I work with a highly experienced team in the MSD and the LSHTM CTU to design, co-ordinate, analyse and report a number of RCTs. Currently these trials include perinatal and child health trials in the Gambia, Uganda and India, cardiac care in the UK, and school-based trials in the UK, Gambia and India.

My methodological research includes data monitoring committees, reporting of trials (esepcially cluster, non-inferiority, within-person, cross-over and factorial RCTs),  research reactivity, and qualitative research on the views of people participating in trials.

Research Area
Child health
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Health promotion
Health services research
Health technology assessment
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Sexual health
Systematic reviews
Adolescent health
Agriculture
Capacity strengthening
Critical care
Evaluation
Impact evaluation
Methodology
Mixed methods
Neonatal health
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Randomised controlled trials
Reproductive health
Schools
Education
Discipline
Sociology
Statistics
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Cardiovascular disease
Country
United Kingdom
Gambia, The
India
Uganda
Region
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
European Union
Least developed countries: UN classification
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)