Mr Ian Ross


Research Degree Student
(Health Economics)

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

I am an economist with 12 years’ experience in the economics and financing of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. I am a member of the Centre For Health Economics In London at LSHTM. After studying at Oxford and LSE, I received an MSc Development Economics from SOAS. I hold an ongoing ESRC PhD studentship at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), with research focused on cost-effectiveness of sanitation interventions. 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

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.


Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Global Health and Development


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.

Research Area
Health economics
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases