Sam’s research interests are in contraception and reproductive health care. He was awarded first prize in the RCGP/Astra Research Award, 1980. He was awarded a grant in 1992 from North West Thames Regional Health Authority for a survey of women’s reproductive health; this survey formed part of his MD. He has had seven oral and nine poster presentations accepted at national and international congresses. He has written over 60 peer-reviewed papers, a book and thirteen chapters in books on contraception and reproductive health care.
Sam is Module Leader of Contraception and Reproductive Health in the Community. He is a supervisor of Dissertations/Professional Projects for the MSc in Sexual & Reproductive Health Care.
Rowlands S. Contraception and sexual problems. In: Practical General Practice 5th
edition. Khot A, Polmear A (eds). Oxford: Butterworth–Heinemann 2006.
Rowlands S. More than one abortion. J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2007; 33: 155 - 158.
Rowlands S. The decision to opt for abortion. J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2008; 34: 175 – 180.
Rowlands S. Long-acting methods of contraception are more cost effective. Guidelines in practice 2008; 11: 51-55.
Rowlands S. New technologies in contraception. BJOG 2009; 116: 230-239.
Rowlands S. Sharing personal information: how to decide whether to or not. J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2010; 36: 161-165.
Rowlands S. Social predictors of repeat adolescent pregnancy and focussed strategies. Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2010; 24: 605-616.
Rowlands S, Sujan M-A, Cooke M. A risk management approach to the design of contraceptive implants. J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2010; 36: 191-195.
Rowlands S. Legal aspects of contraceptive implants. J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2010; 36: 243-248.