Dr Hannah Blencowe
MBChB Msc MRCGP PGCert Med Ed MRCPCH
I joined LSHTM in 2010 after completing an Msc in Public Health for Developing Countries. My background is in medicine and I have worked as a clinician in paediatrics, general practice and obstetrics and gynaecology.
My main interests are in maternal, perinatal and child health, and in newborn health and stillbirth in particular.
I co-organise the current issues in safe motherhood and perinatal health module and am a tutor on the applying public health principles in developing countries module.
I am also a tutor for the Public Health in Developing Countries Msc.
My research work is focussed around improving the measurement and global estimation of perinatal conditions (including preterm birth, low birthweight, small-for-gestational-age, stillbirths, congenital abnormalities and neonatal morbidity and associated long term consequences) as part of the Every Newborn Action plan to end preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths. In addition to the advancement of the global perinatal epidemiology knowledge base, I am interested how this knowledge can be integrated in policy and practice to ensure that every baby counts.
I have provided a technical contribution to the recent Lancet series on 'Stillbirths' (2011) and 'Every Newborn' (2014). I was part of the steering committee for the 2016 Lancet Ending preventable stillbirths series.