Mr Ian Ross
Research Degree Student
15-17 Tavistock Place
I am an economist with 12 years’ experience in the economics and financing of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. I recently completed a PhD in health economics at LSHTM with ESRC funding, and hold an MSc Development Economics. I am a member of the Centre For Health Economics In London.
Before joining LSHTM, I established and grew a six-strong water team at Oxford Policy Management, leading WASH consulting projects for clients including the World Bank, DFID and UNICEF. Prior to that, I was in WaterAid’s policy team working on a variety of research and advocacy. I run a blog at www.WASHeconomics.com.I have full professional proficiency in French and intermediate proficiency in Portuguese. I have worked in Africa (Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Tunisia and Zambia) and South Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan), as well as in Haiti and Timor-Leste.
I lecture on the WASH and Health MSc module and the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and am a tutor to students for the MSc Distance Learning programme. I am also a Visiting Teaching Fellow at Cranfield University, lecturing on the Management and Governance module of their MSc Community Water and Sanitation.
The focus of my research is the economics of water and sanitation, particularly the economic evaluation of sanitation interventions.