Professor Veronique Filippi is a demographer and epidemiologist with expertise in health outcomes measurement and evaluation of complex interventions in RMNCH. Her interests include methods for measuring maternal morbidity in low-income countries; long term consequences of obstetric complications on mothers and babies; learning from maternal and neonatal near-miss events; birth and postpartum preparedness; and design and evaluation of complex interventions.
Most of her work takes place in francophone Africa. She is currently the principal investigator for four projects including: a DFID-funded project evaluating the prevention of maternal deaths from unwanted pregnancies programme in 14 countries; an ESRC funded cohort on the effect of pregnancy on women’s work and productivity in Burkina Faso; a systematic review of maternal health functioning and disabilities funded by WHO; a cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the Alive and Thrive package of interventions on breastfeeding in Burkina Faso.
She recently led on the quality of care and health outcomes work package of the recently completed FEMHEALTH evaluation. She leads the LSHTM contribution on the STEP-UP consortium. She is Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at the LSHTM. Veronique is the senior policy and scientific advisor for the MET evaluation.