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Dr Susannah Woodd

MBChB MRCGP MSc

Research Fellow
of 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

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for 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
The Gambia
Malawi
Tanzania
Zambia
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

The Clean pilot study: evaluation of an environmental hygiene intervention bundle in three Tanzanian hospitals.
Gon G; Kabanywanyi AM; Blinkhoff P; Cousens S; Dancer SJ; Graham WJ; Hokororo J; Manzi F; Marchant T; Mkoka D
2021
Antimicrobial resistance and infection control
Understanding Infection Prevention Behaviour in Maternity Wards: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Hand Hygiene in Zanzibar
de Barra M; Gon G; Woodd S; Graham WJ; de Bruin M; Kahabuka C; Williams AJ; Konate K; Ali SM; Said R
2020
Social Science & Medicine
A Practical Guide to Using Time-and-Motion Methods to Monitor Compliance With Hand Hygiene Guidelines: Experience From Tanzanian Labor Wards.
Gon G; Ali SM; Aunger R; Campbell OM; de Barra M; de Bruin M; Juma M; Nash S; Tajo A; Westbrook J
2020
Global health, science and practice
Behavioural Determinants of Hand Washing and Glove Recontamination before Aseptic Procedures at Birth: A Time-and-Motion Study and Survey in Zanzibar Labour Wards.
Gon G; Virgo S; de Barra M; Ali SM; Campbell OM; Graham WJ; Nash S; Woodd SL; de Bruin M
2020
International journal of environmental research and public health
Infection prevention and control compliance in Tanzanian outpatient facilities: a cross-sectional study with implications for the control of COVID-19.
Powell-Jackson T; King JJC; Makungu C; Spieker N; Woodd S; Risha P; Goodman C
2020
The Lancet. Global health
Incidence of and Risk Factors for Lactational Mastitis: A Systematic Review.
Wilson E; Woodd SL; Benova L
2020
JOURNAL OF HUMAN LACTATION
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
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
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