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Dr Jennifer Thompson

PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
105b

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
7868

I am a trial statistician and methodologist. My research focuses on developing statistical methods for use in cluster-randomised trials, with a special interest in stepped-wedge trials. I am also a theme leader for the quantifying impacts theme in the Centre for Evaluation.

I completed a PhD at the school in 2017. The PhD focused on statistical methodology to improve the design and analysis of stepped-wedge cluster-randomised trials. 

Previously, I worked at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL as a trial statistician, mostly in the area of HIV research.

I hold an MSc in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Statistical Methodology

Teaching

I organise a short course in cluster randomised trials. I also teach on two distance learning modules: Advanced statistical methods in epidemiology and cluster randomised trials.

Research

My research focuses on statistical methodology for cluster randomised trials. Much of my work focuses on the stepped-wedge trial design and developing robust methods of analysis. 

I also work as a statistician on a cluster-randomised trial in China, aiming  to improving aderence to tuberculosis treatment.

Research Area
Clinical trials
Statistical methods
Evaluation
Impact evaluation
Implementation research
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Tuberculosis
Region
World

Selected Publications

Reporting of stepped wedge cluster randomised trials: extension of the CONSORT 2010 statement with explanation and elaboration.
Hemming K; Taljaard M; McKenzie JE; Hooper R; Copas A; Thompson JA; Dixon-Woods M; Aldcroft A; Doussau A; Grayling M
2018
BMJ (Clinical research ed)
Robust analysis of stepped wedge trials using cluster-level summaries within periods.
Thompson JA; Davey C; Fielding K; Hargreaves JR; Hayes RJ
2018
Statistics in medicine
Bias and inference from misspecified mixed-effect models in stepped wedge trial analysis.
Thompson JA; Fielding KL; Davey C; Aiken AM; Hargreaves JR; Hayes RJ
2017
Statistics in medicine
The optimal design of stepped wedge trials with equal allocation to sequences and a comparison to other trial designs.
Thompson JA; Fielding K; Hargreaves J; Copas A
2017
Clinical trials (London, England)
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