BA MSc PhD
Jenny is a reproductive epidemiologist with a background in demography. She is part of the MARCH Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health, the Maternal and Newborn Health Group and the Centre for Evaluation. Her research interests include maternal morbidity and functioning around the time of childbirth, unsafe abortion, family planning, and quality of care. Much of her work involves the evaluation of reproductive health programmes and complex interventions.
Jenny is currently based at the World Health Organization in Geneva, working on a portfolio of work to develop the concept and measurement of functioning during pregancy and the postpartum period.
Previous projects include: an impact evaluation of a large-scale programme aiming to reduce maternal deaths from unwanted pregnancy; a cluster-randomised trial evaluating the Alive & Thrive programme in Burkina Faso to determine if the intervention was successful in increasing exclusive breastfeeding rates among infants less than six months; evaluation of the Informed Push Model, a supply chain intervention aiming to reduce stock-outs of family planning commodities in Senegal as part of the Maternal healthcare markets Evaluation Team; the PopDev prospective cohort investigating women's work, health and family planning during late pregnancy and the postpartum period in Burkina Faso; the FEMHealth evaluation of user fee exemption policies for maternity care in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Morocco; and systematic reviews on the global burden of maternal morbidity.