Lauren Smith

Global Learning and Research Manager

Lauren is responsible for global learning and research at Maternity Foundation. In this role, she supports in-country monitoring and evaluation processes, leads research, analyses Safe Delivery App usage to provide insights, and disseminates best practices and learnings on the various implementation models.

Before joining Maternity Foundation, Lauren was a post-doctoral researcher specialising in environmental and social impacts on human health. As a researcher, she has expertise in data analysis and research methods.

Lauren holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Exeter, with a focus on climate and human health.