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Professor Oona Campbell

BSc ScM PhD

Professor
of Epidemiology and Reproductive Health

Room
Room G9a

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2210

Fax.
+44(0)20 7637 4314

I am a reproductive epidemiologist with degrees in demography, epidemiology and biology. I currently lead the maternal health and newborn health group. My areas of expertise include measurement of maternal morbidity and mortality, perinatal mortality and evaluation of different modes of delivering maternal health and family planning services.

I have worked in the Middle East (Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey), in sub-Saharan Africa (Benin, Nigeria, Ghana, and Zambia), East Africa (Zambia, Tanzania & Uganda) and in Indonesia and Brazil. I have collaborated with a number of Ministries of Health, agencies and foundations s (including DFID, WHO, World Bank, UNICEF, USAID, MotherCare, the Ford Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation).

I co-founded the MARCH Centre for Maternal, Adolescent Reproductive and Child Health at the LSHTM and led an academic department with over 150 staff members.

I am currently working on projects in India, Nepal, Lebanon, and Tanzania

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I teach on Extended Epidemiology, Foundations in Reproductive Health Research, Family Planning Programmes, and Current Issues in Maternal and Perinatal Health and have supervised numerous masters  and doctoral students. I am the exam board chair for the Masters in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research.

Research

As part of my research, I have run, or been a member of, three DFID-funded Research Programme Consortium and led work with MotherCare and the MM+ component of IMMPACT which focused on methods for measuring maternal mortality.

I have experience of measuring maternal mortality at national (ran three national studies in Egypt and Turkey, and contributed to one in Syria) and subnational level (was co-PI on the Ghana ObaapaVitA trial, a large-scale RCT of 120,000 women testing whether Vitamin A supplementation reduces maternal mortality). I let the 2016 Lancet Maternal Health Series.

I enjoy working with existing data, and I have worked extensively in developing innovative indicators of service provision and capability, and am interested in physical accessibility to childbirth. Ongoing research includes a trial of using electronic decision support tools to help provide better antenatal care in India and Nepal.

 

Research Area
Health impact analysis
Health status measurement
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Sexual health
Evaluation
Discipline
Demography
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Region
Arab World
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Validating linkage of multiple population-based administrative databases in Brazil.
Paixão ES; Campbell OMR; Rodrigues LC; Teixeira MG; Costa MDCN; Brickley EB; Harron K
2019
PloS one
Methods to generate and validate a Pregnancy Register in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink primary care database
Minassian C; Williams R; Meeraus WH; Smeeth L; Campbell OMR; Thomas SL
2019
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Does facility birth reduce maternal and perinatal mortality in Brong Ahafo, Ghana? A secondary analysis using data on 119 244 pregnancies from two cluster-randomised controlled trials
Gabrysch S; Nesbitt RC; Schoeps A; Hurt L; Soremekun S; Edmond K; Manu A; Lohela TJ; Danso S; Tomlin K
2019
The Lancet Global Health
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