Professor Veronique Filippi
DDG DISP PhD
in Maternal Health and Epidemiology
My degrees are in political sciences, demography and epidemiology and I work within interdisciplinary teams to help improve women's health in low and middle income settings. My research interests include: developing methods for measuring reproductive and maternal morbidity in low income countries; documenting the long term health, social and economic consequences of obstetric complications; understanding how women manage their productive and reproductive needs after childbirth; learning from near-miss complications; improving quality of obstetric care through audit and maternal death reviews; improving respectful care and birth and postnatal preparedness. I conduct most of my research in African countries with involvement in research projects and large evaluations of interventions designed to reduce maternal mortality and improve infant health (EVA-PMDUP, FEMHEALTH, Alive and Thrive). I am a member of the PRECISE network (http://precisenetwork.org) on placental disorders and the ACCESS consortium on sexual and reproductive health. I provide technical support on maternal and near-miss case reviews/audits.
I organise a MSc module entitled "Current Issues in Maternal and Perinatal Health in Low Income Countries", together with Dr Hannah Blencowe and Loveday Penn-Kekana, and supervise PhD students in maternal health and epidemiology.
I am currently conducting a scoping review of monitoring and evaluation indicators for unsafe abortion for WHO, and writing up results on research projects that have recently finished. These include the cost effectiveness evaluation of interventions to reduce maternal deaths from unwanted pregnancies and two interdisciplinary studies of reproductive health. Useful information can be found on these projects and the research of other members of the Maternal Health Group in the Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology on: http://mnhgroup.lshtm.ac.uk. I am looking for new collaboration and I am developing proposals on interventions to mange gestational diabetes in low and middle income countries, maternal morbidity and health related functioning, and the role of multisectoral interventions to improve maternal and newborn health. Please contact me if you are interested.
Please also visit the MARCH website for information on all maternal, adolescent, reproductive and child health activities in all faculties at LSHTM: http://march.lshtm.ac.uk/.