Baptiste Leurent

Assistant Professor
in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow

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 and the ACT Consortium. In 2015, I started a NIHR Doctoral Fellowship on missing data in economic evaluation. 


Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Medical Statistics


Malaria Centre
Statistical Methodology


I teach on MSc modules (Analysis and Design of Research Studies, Statistical Methods in Epidemiology) and short courses (Advanced Course in Epidemiological Analysis). I have also contributed to distance-learning teaching, and reviewed the Statistics with Computing module.


I am currently studying for a PhD in the Medical Statistics Department, looking at sensitivity analyses for departure from the Missing At Random assumption in cost-effectiveness evaluation.  This PhD is under the supervision of Prof. James Carpenter and Dr. Manuel Gomes. For the past two years, I have worked with the ACT Consortium at LSHTM, looking at improving the use of artemisinin-based combination therapy for malaria. I have a general interest in statistical methodology research, particularly applied methods for the 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
Disease and Health Conditions

Selected Publications

Improving prescribing practices with rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs): synthesis of 10 studies to explore reasons for variation in malaria RDT uptake and adherence.
Burchett, H.E. ; Leurent, B. ; Baiden, F. ; Baltzell, K. ; Björkman, A. ; Bruxvoort, K. ; Clarke, S. ; DiLiberto, D. ; Elfving, K. ; Goodman, C. ; Hopkins, H. ; Lal, S. ; Liverani, M. ; Magnussen, P. ; Mårtensson, A. ; Mbacham, W. ; Mbonye, A. ; Onwujekwe, O. ; Roth Allen, D. ; Shakely, D. ; Staedke, S. ; Vestergaard, L.S. ; Whitty, C.J. ; Wiseman, V. ; Chandler, C.I. ;
BMJ Open
An Introduction to Handling Missing Data in Health Economic Evaluations
Baio, G.; Leurent, B.
Care at the End of Life: An Economic Perspective
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, M.J. ; Sanatinia, R. ; Barrett, B. ; Byford, S. ; Dean, M. ; Green, J. ; Jones, R. ; Leurent, B. ; Lingford-Hughes, A. ; Sweeting, M. ; Touquet, R. ; Tyrer, P. ; Ward, H. ;
Health Technol Assess
ESCAPE: a randomised controlled trial of computer-tailored smoking cessation advice in primary care.
Gilbert, H.M. ; Leurent, B. ; Sutton, S. ; Alexis-Garsee, C. ; Morris, R.W. ; Nazareth, I. ;
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. ;
Psychol Med
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, T.R. ; Fregonese, F. ; Leurent, B. ; Collins, I.J. ; Techapornroong, M. ; Banchongkit, S. ; Buranabanjasatean, S. ; Halue, G. ; Nilmanat, A. ; Luekamlung, N. ; Klinbuayaem, V. ; Chutanunta, A. ; Kantipong, P. ; Bowonwatanuwong, C. ; Lertkoonalak, R. ; Leenasirimakul, P. ; Tansuphasawasdikul, S. ; Sang-A-Gad, P. ; Pathipvanich, P. ; Thongbuaban, S. ; Wittayapraparat, P. ; Eiamsirikit, N. ; Buranawanitchakorn, Y. ; Yutthakasemsunt, N. ; Winiyakul, N. ; Decker, L. ; Barbier, S. ; Koetsawang, S. ; Sirirungsi, W. ; McIntosh, K. ; Thanprasertsuk, S. ; Lallemant, M. ; PHPT-3 study team, . ;
PLoS Med
Group art therapy as an adjunctive treatment for people with schizophrenia: multicentre pragmatic randomised trial.
Crawford, M.J. ; Killaspy, H. ; Barnes, T.R. ; Barrett, B. ; Byford, S. ; Clayton, K. ; Dinsmore, J. ; Floyd, S. ; Hoadley, A. ; Johnson, T. ; Kalaitzaki, E. ; King, M. ; Leurent, B. ; Maratos, A. ; O'Neill, F.A. ; Osborn, D.P. ; Patterson, S. ; Soteriou, T. ; Tyrer, P. ; Waller, D. ; MATISSE project team, . ;
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