Dr Ian Ross
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:
- A discrete choice experiment in Maputo, Mozambique, to value the SanQoL index (background)
- Economic evaluation of an urban piped water intervention in Uvira, DR Congo (protocol)
- Systematic review of the impact of handwashing with soap on acute respiratory infections (protocol)
- Systematic review of economic evaluations of handwashing with soap (protocol)
- 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.
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.