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Jenny Cresswell

BA MSc PhD

Assistant Professor

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

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.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

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

Research

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.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Evaluation
Impact evaluation
Reproductive health
Discipline
Demography
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Disability
Country
Burkina Faso
Zambia

Selected Publications

'Rowing against the current': the policy process and effects of removing user fees for caesarean sections in Benin.
Dossou, J.P. ; Cresswell, J.A. ; Makoutodé, P. ; De Brouwere, V. ; Witter, S. ; Filippi, V. ; Kanhonou, L.G. ; Goufodji, S.B. ; Lange, I.L. ; Lawin, L. ; Affo, F. ; Marchal, B. ;
2018
BMJ Glob Health
Consequences of maternal morbidity on health-related functioning: a systematic scoping review.
Machiyama, K. ; Hirose, A. ; Cresswell, J.A. ; Barreix, M. ; Chou, D. ; Kostanjsek, N. ; Say, L. ; Filippi, V. ;
2017
BMJ Open
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. ; França, G.V. ; Victora, C.G. ; Barros, A.J. ; Ronsmans, C. ;
2013
Bull World Health Organ
See all Jenny Cresswell's Publications