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Dr Giorgia Gon

BA, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor
of Epidemiology

Room
KS LG14

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am an Epidemiologist with degrees in human sciences and epidemiology. I started working for LSHTM in 2013 within the Merck for Mothers project and then joined the Soapbox Collaborative research team. Prior to this I have worked with Merlin in London and Juba, South Sudan, and as a Consultant for the OECD in the UK. I was also a Young Professional Intern at the HIV-AIDS Unit for UNODC in Jakarta, Indonesia.  I hold a BA in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford and an MSc and PhD in Epidemiology at LSHTM.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre (AMR)

Teaching

I teach on in-house courses in statistics, epidemiology and public health - Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH), Statistical Methods for Epidemiology (SME), and Extended Epidemiology.

Research

My current area of focus is on infection prevention and control in maternity units in low and middle-income countries. Behavioural sciences and intervention design are cross-cutting areas of interest. 

Research Area
Hygiene
Maternal health
Quality improvement
Social and structural determinants of health
Health workers
Behaviour change
Neonatal health
Reproductive health
Discipline
Epidemiology
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Hospital acquired infection
Sepsis
Country
Tanzania
Region
Least developed countries: UN classification
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Reducing hand recontamination of healthcare workers during COVID-19.
Gon G; Dancer S; Dreibelbis R; Graham WJ; Kilpatrick C
2020
Infection control and hospital epidemiology
Behavioural Determinants of Hand Washing and Glove Recontamination before Aseptic Procedures at Birth: A Time-and-Motion Study and Survey in Zanzibar Labour Wards.
Gon G; Virgo S; de Barra M; Ali SM; Campbell OM; Graham WJ; Nash S; Woodd SL; de Bruin M
2020
International journal of environmental research and public health
Voices from the frontline: findings from a thematic analysis of a rapid online global survey of maternal and newborn health professionals facing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Semaan A; Audet C; Huysmans E; Afolabi B; Assarag B; Banke-Thomas A; Blencowe H; Caluwaerts S; Campbell OMR; Cavallaro FL
2020
BMJ global health
An invisible workforce: the neglected role of cleaners in patient safety on maternity units.
Cross S; Gon G; Morrison E; Afsana K; Ali SM; Manjang T; Manneh L; Rahman A; Saxena D; Vora K
2019
GLOBAL HEALTH ACTION
Hands washing, glove use, and avoiding recontamination before aseptic procedures at birth: A multicenter time-and-motion study conducted in Zanzibar.
Gon G; de Bruin M; de Barra M; Ali SM; Campbell OM; Graham WJ; Juma M; Nash S; Kilpatrick C; Penn-Kekana L
2018
American journal of infection control
The frequency of maternal morbidity: A systematic review of systematic reviews.
Gon G; Leite A; Calvert C; Woodd S; Graham WJ; Filippi V
2018
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics
Unpacking the enabling factors for hand, cord and birth-surface hygiene in Zanzibar maternity units.
Gon G; Ali SM; Towriss C; Kahabuka C; Ali AO; Cavill S; Dahoma M; Faulkner S; Haji HS; Kabole I
2017
Health policy and planning
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