Dr Sarah Moxon


Assistant Professor


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

Sarah is an assistant professor in the department of infectious disease epidemiology. She has a degree in nursing from the University of Manchester and worked as a neonatal nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and Homerton University Hospital neonatal intensive care in London. Sarah began to develop her career in global health through studying a diploma in International Community Health Care and a Masters in Public Health at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Liverpool. She completed her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2020. 

Sarah's research interest is focused around improving the quality and experience of care for mothers and their newborns. Her PhD was on the health system needs for small and sick newborns and their mothers and developing the associated metrics for monitoring these services in low- and middle-income countries. Sarah has worked in Nicaragua, Argentina, Libya, Malawi, Uganda and South Sudan on a variety of maternal, newborn, child health and reproductive health programmes. Sarah has a broader interest in health systems, nursing education and training, quality of care, maternal and newborn health in complex settings and has experience working in conflict and humanitarian crises.



Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology


Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre


Sarah teaches on Current Issues in Perinatal health on the MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research  where she also acts as a personal tutor. She co-organises a module on Family Planning Programmes. 

Sarah also teaches on the Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene  and the Professional Diploma in Tropical Nursing

Sarah has also contributed sessions to the module on Conflict and Health


Research Area
Child health
Health policy
Health systems
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Public health
Health workers
Global Health
Health services
Neonatal health
Reproductive health
Social Sciences

Selected Publications

Human Resources for Health-Related Challenges to Ensuring Quality Newborn Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Scoping Review.
Bolan N; Cowgill KD; Walker K; Kak L; Shaver T; Moxon S; Lincetto O
Global health, science and practice
Assessment of the validity of the measurement of newborn and maternal health-care coverage in hospitals (EN-BIRTH): an observational study.
Day LT; Sadeq-Ur Rahman Q; Ehsanur Rahman A; Salim N; Kc A; Ruysen H; Tahsina T; Masanja H; Basnet O; Gore-Langton GR
Lancet Glob Health
Birthweight: EN-BIRTH multi-country validation study.
Kong S; Day LT; Zaman SB; Peven K; Salim N; Sunny AK; Shamba D; Rahman QS-U; K C A; Ruysen H
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Parents as carers on a neonatal unit: Qualitative study of parental and staff perceptions in a low-income setting.
Ndiaye S; Bosowski J; Tuyisenge L; Penn-Kekana L; Thorogood N; Moxon SG; Lissauer T
Early human development
Stillbirths including intrapartum timing: EN-BIRTH multi-country validation study.
Peven K; Day LT; Ruysen H; Tahsina T; Kc A; Shabani J; Kong S; Ameen S; Basnet O; Haider R
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Kangaroo mother care: EN-BIRTH multi-country validation study.
Salim N; Shabani J; Peven K; Rahman QS-U; Kc A; Shamba D; Ruysen H; Rahman AE; Kc N; Mkopi N
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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
BMJ global health
Chlorhexidine for facility-based umbilical cord care: EN-BIRTH multi-country validation study.
Zaman SB; Siddique AB; Ruysen H; Kc A; Peven K; Ameen S; Thakur N; Rahman QS-U; Salim N; Gurung R
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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