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Dr Susannah Woodd

MBChB MRCGP MSc

Research Fellow
Epidemiology

Room
G14a

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 79272850

My background is in medicine and I combine my role at the school with a part-time job as a general practitioner in South London. I started working at the school in September 2012 after completing the MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries. Prior to that I was head of the clinical department in a rural hospital in Malawi for nearly 5 years.  

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I teach on in-house courses in statistics and epidemiology and public health - currently Extended Epidemiology and Statistical Methods for Epidemiology. I tutor students studying the MSc in Public Health for Development

Research

For the last few years I have worked in the area of infection prevention and control (IPC) and WASH in health facilities, specifically to understand and improve clean birth practices to reduce maternal and newborn infections. Most recently I have been part of an evaluation of a training in hospital cleaning and conducted a postpartum telephone surveillance of maternal and newborn infection in Dar es Salaam. I have just published a systematic review of the burden of maternal peripartum infection. I am currently assessing IPC needs in hospitals for the International Committee of the Red Cross. 

Previously I was involved in IPC needs assessments of maternity units in The Gambia, Zanzibar, Malawi and Myanmar, DHS analysis of obstetric risk and facility delivery and formative research into behavioural determinants of hand hygiene among midwives in Zanzibar. 

I also worked on the NUSTART trial - an RCT of micronutrient and electrolyte supplements for malnourished HIV positive patients in Zambia and Tanzania.

Research Area
Clinical care
Hygiene
Maternal health
Primary care
Health workers
Behaviour change
Neonatal health
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Sepsis
Country
Gambia, The
Malawi
Tanzania
Zambia
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Incidence of maternal peripartum infection: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Woodd SL; Montoya A; Barreix M; Pi L; Calvert C; Rehman AM; Chou D; Campbell OMR
2019
PLOS Medicine
Effects on body composition and handgrip strength of a nutritional intervention for malnourished HIV-infected adults referred for antiretroviral therapy: a randomised controlled trial.
PrayGod G; Rehman AM; Wells JCK; Chisenga M; Siame J; Jeremiah K; Kasonka L; Woodd S; Changalucha J; Kelly P
2019
Journal of Nutritional Science
Secondary analysis of the WOMAN trial to explore the risk of sepsis after invasive treatments for postpartum hemorrhage.
Cornelissen L; Woodd S; Shakur-Still H; Fawole B; Noor S; Etuk S; Akintan AL; Chaudhri R; Roberts I
2019
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics
Hands washing, glove use, and avoiding recontamination before aseptic procedures at birth: A multicenter time-and-motion study conducted in Zanzibar.
Gon G; de Bruin M; de Barra M; Ali SM; Campbell OM; Graham WJ; Juma M; Nash S; Kilpatrick C; Penn-Kekana L
2018
American journal of infection control
The frequency of maternal morbidity: A systematic review of systematic reviews.
Gon G; Leite A; Calvert C; Woodd S; Graham WJ; Filippi V
2018
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics
Unpacking the enabling factors for hand, cord and birth-surface hygiene in Zanzibar maternity units.
Gon G; Ali SM; Towriss C; Kahabuka C; Ali AO; Cavill S; Dahoma M; Faulkner S; Haji HS; Kabole I
2017
Health policy and planning
Maternal sepsis: Opportunity for improvement.
Firoz T; Woodd SL
2017
Obstetric medicine
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