Baptiste Leurent

Assistant Professor
in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 7927 2193

I graduated from the Statistical Institute of the Parisian University in 2006, and have since worked for different medical research institutions in Thailand and the UK. I joined LSHTM in 2013, to work for the Tropical Epidemiology Group, then moved to the Medical Statistics Department in 2015 to conduct a PhD on missing data in economic evaluation. I am currently working on the design of an adaptive clinical trial in multiple sclerosis.


Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Medical Statistics


Malaria Centre
Statistical Methodology


I teach on various MSc modules (Analysis and Design of Research Studies, Clinical Trials, Statistical Methods in Epidemiology) and short courses (Advanced Course in Epidemiological Analysis).


I am currently working on the design of an adaptive (multi-arm multi-stage) trial in progressive multiple sclerosis. Before this, I worked with the ACT Consortium at LSHTM, looking at improving the use of artemisinin-based combination therapy for malaria, then conducted a PhD on missing data sensitivity analysis in cost-effectiveness evaluation. I have a general interest in statistical methodology, particularly applied methods to improve the design and analysis of clinical trials. I have worked in different medical areas, such as primary care, psychiatry, palliative care, and HIV.

Research Area
Clinical trials
Economic evaluation
Statistical methods
Health economics
Disease and Health Conditions
Mental health
Neurological disease

Selected Publications

Missing data in trial-based cost-effectiveness analysis: An incomplete journey.
Leurent B; Gomes M; Carpenter JR
Health economics
Sensitivity Analysis for Not-at-Random Missing Data in Trial-Based Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: A Tutorial.
Leurent B; Gomes M; Faria R; Morris S; Grieve R; Carpenter JR
Improving prescribing practices with rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs): synthesis of 10 studies to explore reasons for variation in malaria RDT uptake and adherence.
Burchett HED; Leurent B; Baiden F; Baltzell K; Björkman A; Bruxvoort K; Clarke S; DiLiberto D; Elfving K; Goodman C
BMJ open
Impact of introduction of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria on antibiotic prescribing: analysis of observational and randomised studies in public and private healthcare settings.
Hopkins H; Bruxvoort KJ; Cairns ME; Chandler CIR; Leurent B; Ansah EK; Baiden F; Baltzell KA; Björkman A; Burchett HED
BMJ (Clinical research ed)
Cluster randomized trials with a small number of clusters: which analyses should be used?
Leyrat C; Morgan KE; Leurent B; Kahan BC
International journal of epidemiology
A brief intervention for weight control based on habit-formation theory delivered through primary care: results from a randomised controlled trial.
Beeken RJ; Leurent B; Vickerstaff V; Wilson R; Croker H; Morris S; Omar RZ; Nazareth I; Wardle J
Int J Obes (Lond)
The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of brief intervention for excessive alcohol consumption among people attending sexual health clinics: a randomised controlled trial (SHEAR).
Crawford MJ; Sanatinia R; Barrett B; Byford S; Dean M; Green J; Jones R; Leurent B; Lingford-Hughes A; Sweeting M
Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
Switching HIV treatment in adults based on CD4 count versus viral load monitoring: a randomized, non-inferiority trial in Thailand.
Jourdain G; Le Cœur S; Ngo-Giang-Huong N; Traisathit P; Cressey TR; Fregonese F; Leurent B; Collins IJ; Techapornroong M; Banchongkit S
PLoS medicine
Spiritual and religious beliefs as risk factors for the onset of major depression: an international cohort study.
Leurent B; Nazareth I; Bellón-Saameño J; Geerlings M-I; Maaroos H; Saldivia S; Svab I; Torres-González F; Xavier M; King M
Psychological medicine
Cost-effectiveness of computer-tailored smoking cessation advice in primary care: a randomized trial (ESCAPE).
Wu Q; Parrott S; Godfrey C; Gilbert H; Nazareth I; Leurent B; Sutton S; Morris R
Nicotine & tobacco research
Group art therapy as an adjunctive treatment for people with schizophrenia: a randomised controlled trial (MATISSE).
Crawford MJ; Killaspy H; Barnes TR; Barrett B; Byford S; Clayton K; Dinsmore J; Floyd S; Hoadley A; Johnson T
Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
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