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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

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

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

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

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
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
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
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
Diversity and divergence: the dynamic burden of poor maternal health.
Graham W; Woodd S; Byass P; Filippi V; Gon G; Virgo S; Chou D; Hounton S; Lozano R; Pattinson R
2016
Lancet
What are the threats from antimicrobial resistance for maternity units in low- and middle- income countries?
Graham WJ; Morrison E; Dancer S; Afsana K; Aulakh A; Campbell OMR; Cross S; Ellis R; Enkubahiri S; Fekad B
2016
Global health action
Who Delivers without Water? A Multi Country Analysis of Water and Sanitation in the Childbirth Environment.
Gon G; Restrepo-Méndez MC; Campbell OMR; Barros AJD; Woodd S; Benova L; Graham WJ
2016
PloS one
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