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Dr Ros Plowman

BA MSc PhD RGN

Associate Professor

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

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I originally trained as a nurse and subsequently worked in a variety of clinical settings. I then studied for a BA in Human Sciences at Oxford University and an MSc in Health Planning and Financing at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics. On completion of my MSc I was appointed project co-ordinator of a study which assessed the economic burden of hospital acquired infections and this became the basis of my PhD thesis, which focused on the economic burden of infections occurring in surgical patients. I became involved with the LSHTM distance-learning programme in November 2001 and I am currently the Programme Director for the Public Health PgCert/PgDip/MSc programme.

Affiliations

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

Teaching

Programme Director - DL MSc Public Health

Research

My research interests include the economics of infection and the costs and benefits of selected infection control activities.

Research Area
Economic evaluation
Health outcomes
Evaluation
Education
Disease and Health Conditions
Hospital acquired infection
Country
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

Reporting ethics committee approval and patient consent by study design in five general medical journals.
Schroter, S.; Plowman, R.; Hutchings, A.; Gonzalez, A.;
2006
J Med Ethics
The rate and cost of hospital-acquired infections occurring in patients admitted to selected specialties of a district general hospital in England and the national burden imposed
Plowman, R.; Graves, N.; Griffin, M. A. S.; Roberts, J. A.; Swan, A. V.; Cookson, B.; Taylor, L.
2001
Journal of Hospital Infection
Adverse events in British hospitals - Hospital acquired infections consume bed days and resources
Plowman, R. ; Roberts, J.A. ; Graves, N. ; Griffin, M.A. ; Cookson, B. ; Taylor, L. ;
2001
BMJ
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