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.

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

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


Research Area
Child health
Health systems
Public health
Neonatal health

Selected Publications

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
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
\"Every Newborn-BIRTH\" protocol: observational study validating indicators for coverage and quality of maternal and newborn health care in Bangladesh, Nepal and Tanzania.
Day LT; Ruysen H; Gordeev VS; Gore-Langton GR; Boggs D; Cousens S; Moxon SG; Blencowe H; Baschieri A; Rahman AE
Journal of global health
Categorising interventions to levels of inpatient care for small and sick newborns: Findings from a global survey.
Moxon SG; Blencowe H; Bailey P; Bradley J; Day LT; Ram PK; Monet J-P; Moran AC; Zeck W; Lawn JE
PloS one
Report on an international workshop on kangaroo mother care: lessons learned and a vision for the future.
Cattaneo A; Amani A; Charpak N; De Leon-Mendoza S; Moxon S; Nimbalkar S; Tamburlini G; Villegas J; Bergh AM
BMC pregnancy and childbirth
Newborn resuscitation in Gombe State, northeastern Nigeria.
Exley JL; Umar N; Moxon S; Usman AU; Marchant T
Journal of Global Health
Service readiness for inpatient care of small and sick newborns: what do we need and what can we measure now?
Moxon SG; Guenther T; Gabrysch S; Enweronu-Laryea C; Ram PK; Niermeyer S; Kerber K; Tann CJ; Russell N; Kak L
Journal of global health
Quality improvement initiatives for hospitalised small and sick newborns in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review.
Zaka N; Alexander EC; Manikam L; Norman ICF; Akhbari M; Moxon S; Ram PK; Murphy G; English M; Niermeyer S
Implementation science
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