Joy Lawn

Joy is an African-born, British-trained paediatrician and perinatal epidemiologist with 30 years of experience including clinical care, epidemiological burden estimates, and the design and evaluation of integrated maternal, newborn and child care services at scale, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

She is currently a professor at LSHTM and director of the MARCH (Maternal Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health) Centre. She has published <250 peer reviewed papers, with an H index of over 100, as well as several high-profile policy reports, and a number of academic chapters. She is actively involved in promoting women’s leadership especially in global health research and leads the LSHTM Aurora programme.