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Allen, Elizabeth 

Professor of Medical Statistics


Elizabeth Allen is a Professor in Medical Statistics and Head of the Medical Statistics Department at LSHTM. Elizabeth joined LSHTM in 2006. Her research focuses on the design and analysis of large-scale intervention studies and impact evaluation; in particular large pragmatic cluster randomised trials of complex interventions.

She works across a number of different disease areas in many countries and is a member of the LSHTM Clinical Trials Unit management group.

Studies she has worked on recently include: The TUMIKIA trial: Interrupting transmission of soil-transmitted helminths: a cluster randomised trial evaluating alternative treatment strategies in Kenya, the INCLUSIVE trial: Initiating change locally in bullying and aggression through the school environment: a cluster randomized trial to establish the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a school environment intervention based around restorative justice principles in reducing aggression and bullying in young people in secondary schools in England and the UPAVAN trial: a cluster randomized trial to evaluate a community-driven and digital technology-enabled agriculture intervention for nutrition in Odisha, India.

Elizabeth is currently the Statistician for the IDEAs (Informed Decisions for Actions in Maternal and Newborn Health) project, and collaborates with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Nairobi.