Dr Jennifer Thompson
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 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.
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.
I co-organise a short course in the design and analysis of cluster randomised trials and stepped wedge trials. I also teach on two distance learning modules: Advanced statistical methods in epidemiology and cluster randomised trials.
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.