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Dr Ian Ross

MSc PhD

Research Fellow
(Health Economics)

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am a health economist with 14 years’ experience in the economics and financing of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. I completed my PhD in health economics at LSHTM with ESRC funding, and hold an MSc Development Economics. 

My work focuses on economic evaluation of WASH interventions, especially measuring and valuing quality of life outcomes beyond infectious disease. For previous projects see my Google Scholar page. Current projects include:

  1. A discrete choice experiment in Maputo, Mozambique, to value the SanQoL index (background)
  2. Economic evaluation of an urban piped water intervention in Uvira, DR Congo (protocol)
  3. Systematic review of the impact of handwashing with soap on acute respiratory infections (protocol)
  4. Systematic review of economic evaluations of handwashing with soap (protocol)
  5. Studies of the costs, cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit of handwashing interventions, as part of a fellowship.

I run the WASHeconomics.com blog, and am a member of LSHTM’s Global Health Economics Centre. Before joining LSHTM, I established and grew a six-strong water team at Oxford Policy Management, leading WASH consulting projects the World Bank, DFID and UNICEF. Prior to that, I was in WaterAid’s policy team working on a variety of research and advocacy.

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control

Centres

Global Health Economics Centre

Teaching

I lecture on the WASH and Health MSc module and the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. I am also a tutor to students for the MSc Distance Learning programme.

Research

Research Area
Hygiene
Sanitation
Water
Discipline
Health economics
Economics

Selected Publications

How does sanitation influence people's quality of life? Qualitative research in low-income areas of Maputo, Mozambique.
Ross I; Cumming O; Dreibelbis R; Adriano Z; Nala R; Greco G
2021
Social Science & Medicine
Costs of hand hygiene for all in household settings: estimating the price tag for the 46 least developed countries.
Ross I; Esteves Mills J; Slaymaker T; Johnston R; Hutton G; Dreibelbis R; Montgomery M
2021
BMJ GLOBAL HEALTH
Measuring and valuing broader impacts in public health: Development of a sanitation-related quality of life instrument in Maputo, Mozambique.
Ross I; Greco G; Opondo C; Adriano Z; Nala R; Brown J; Dreibelbis R; Cumming O
2021
Health Economics
Impact of an intervention to improve pit latrine emptying practices in low income urban neighborhoods of Maputo, Mozambique.
Capone D; Buxton H; Cumming O; Dreibelbis R; Knee J; Nalá R; Ross I; Brown J
2020
International journal of hygiene and environmental health
Benefits and Costs of a Community-Led Total Sanitation Intervention in Rural Ethiopia-A Trial-Based ex post Economic Evaluation.
Cha S; Jung S; Bizuneh DB; Abera T; Doh Y-A; Seong J; Ross I
2020
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
First a basic service for all – reducing WASH inequalities through more equitable funding and financing strategies
Ross I; Franceys R
2018
Equality in Water and Sanitation Services
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