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Jenny Cresswell

BA MSc PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
G14A

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7927 2476

Jenny is an epidemiologist with a background in demography based in the MARCH Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health and the Maternal and Newborn Health Group. Her research interests include unsafe abortion, family planning, the measurement of maternal morbidities, and quality of care. Much of her work revolves around the evaluation of reproductive health programmes and complex interventions.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

Jenny co-organises the module 'Foundations in Reproductive Health', which is a core compulsory course for students studying for the MSc in Reproductive & Sexual Health Research. She also teaches on various epidemiology and statistics modules within the School.

Research

Jenny is currently working on three main projects:

  1. An impact evaluation of a large-scale programme aiming to reduce maternal deaths from unwanted pregnancy through increased use of family planning and reduced recourse to unsafe abortion. The main evaluation activities are taking place in Zambia, in addition to a desk-based evaluation across 14 countries in Africa and Asia where the interventions are taking place.
  2. A cluster-randomised trial evaluating the Alive & Thrive programme in Burkina Faso to determine if the intervention is successful in increasing exclusive breastfeeding rates among infants less than six months, in addition to improving other infant feeding practices.
  3. An 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 (MET).

Other ongoing and previous work includes: the PopDev 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.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Evaluation
Impact evaluation
Reproductive health
Discipline
Demography
Epidemiology
Country
Burkina Faso
Zambia

Selected Publications

Women's knowledge and attitudes surrounding abortion in Zambia: a cross-sectional survey across three provinces.
Cresswell, J.A. ; Schroeder, R. ; Dennis, M. ; Owolabi, O. ; Vwalika, B. ; Musheke, M. ; Campbell, O. ; Filippi, V. ;
2016
BMJ Open
Incidence of abortion-related near-miss complications in Zambia: cross-sectional study in Central, Copperbelt, and Lusaka Provinces.
Owolabi, O.O. ; Cresswell, J.A. ; Vwalika, B. ; Osrin, D. ; Filippi, V. ;
2016
Contraception
Trends in health facility deliveries and caesarean sections by wealth quintile in Morocco between 1987 and 2012.
Cresswell, J.A.; Assarag, B.; Meski, F.Z.; Filippi, V.; Ronsmans, C.;
2015
Trop Med Int Health
Trends in caesarean delivery by country and wealth quintile: cross-sectional surveys in southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Cavallaro, F.L. ; Cresswell, J.A. ; Fran├ža, G.V. ; Victora, C.G. ; Barros, A.J. ; Ronsmans, C. ;
2013
Bull World Health Organ
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