Ipek Gurol


Assistant Professor
of Health Services Research

TP 127

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 7927 2152

My training is in Economics (PhD, Boston University, 2004), with specialisation in health and development economics. Before joining LSHTM, I worked at the Centre for Health Management, Imperial College Business School (2005-2008).

My current post at the LSHTM is a joint appointment with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), and I work closely with the Clinical Effectiveness Unit at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.


Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Health Services Research and Policy


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


In the current academic year, I am the module organiser for DL Health Services  and a seminar leader for the Health Care Evaluation module. 


My research focuses on performance measurement; large-scale programme and service evaluations; and the assessment of patterns and determinants of practice to inform quality improvement. Most of my work to date has been on women’s health care, and in middle- and high- income countries.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Health services research
Health systems
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Quality improvement
Systematic reviews

Selected Publications

Variation in availability and use of surgical care for female urinary incontinence: a mixed-methods study
Geary RS; Gurol-Urganci I; Mamza JB; Lynch R; El-Hamamsy D; Wilson A; Cohn S; Tincello D; van der Meulen J
Health Services and Delivery Research
Maternal and perinatal outcomes of pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection at the time of birth in England: national cohort study.
Gurol-Urganci I; Jardine JE; Carroll F; Draycott T; Dunn G; Fremeaux A; Harris T; Hawdon J; Morris E; Muller P
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
OASI2: a cluster randomised hybrid evaluation of strategies for sustainable implementation of the Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury Care Bundle in maternity units in Great Britain.
Jurczuk M; Bidwell P; Martinez D; Silverton L; Van der Meulen J; Wolstenholme D; Thakar R; Gurol-Urganci I; Sevdalis N
Implementation science
Impact of a quality improvement project to reduce the rate of obstetric anal sphincter injury: a multicentre study with a stepped-wedge design.
Gurol-Urganci I; Bidwell P; Sevdalis N; Silverton L; Novis V; Freeman R; Hellyer A; van der Meulen J; Thakar R
BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
Long-term Rate of Mesh Sling Removal Following Midurethral Mesh Sling Insertion Among Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence.
Gurol-Urganci I; Geary RS; Mamza JB; Duckett J; El-Hamamsy D; Dolan L; Tincello DG; van der Meulen J
A population-based cohort study of the effect of Caesarean section on subsequent fertility.
Gurol-Urganci I; Cromwell DA; Mahmood TA; van der Meulen JH; Templeton A
Human reproduction (Oxford, England)
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