Dr Tara Beattie DPhil Msc
About Tara Beattie
Tara Beattie is a lecturer in social epidemiology in the Department of Global Health and Development, and is a member of the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology group.
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Tara Beattie graduated with a BSc in Medical Microbiology at The University of Edinburgh in 1998 and a dPhil in HIV Immunology in Kenyan Sex Workers at The University of Oxford in 2005. She then went onto complete her MSc in Epidemiology at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2008.
Tara Beattie teaches on the Evaluation of Public Health Interventions MSc Module
Since 2007, Tara Beattie has been working, in collaboration with The University of Manitoba and Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, on HIV prevention in south India among female sex workers and men who have sex with men/ transgenders, with a particular focus on gender, violence, community mobilisation and structural interventions. She is currently working on the evaluation of Project Samata (Equality), an intervention in north Karnataka, India, which aims to support adolescent girls from marginalised communities to enter and remain in secondary school until completion (aged 16), and thereby delay their age at marriage and potential entry into sex work. She is also working on the evaluation of Samvedana Plus, an intervention which aims to reduce violence by intimate partners and increase consistent condom use among female sex workers in north Karnataka, India.
- Adolescent health
- Behaviour change
- Complex interventions
- Impact evaluation
- Sexual health
- Social and structural determinants of health
Disease and Health Conditions
- Infectious disease
- Sexually transmitted disease
- Sexually transmitted infection
- South Asia
- Access To Care
- Antiretroviral Therapy
- Child Marriage.
- Child sexual exploitation
- Community Mobilisation
- Female sex work
- Gender And Health
- Gender Based Violence
- HIV Prevention
- HIV Testing
- HIV Treatment
- Intimate Partner Violence
- Males Who Have Sex With Males
- Marginalised Populations
- Monitoring And Evaluation
- Sex Work
- Social Epidemiology
- Women's health
- alcohol use
- sex education
- sexual behaviour
- social determinants of health
- structural drivers
- young people
Changes in HIV and syphilis prevalence among female sex workers from three serial cross-sectional surveys in Karnataka state, South India.
Isac, S. ; Ramesh, B.M. ; Rajaram, S. ; Washington, R. ; Bradley, J.E. ; Reza-Paul, S. ; Beattie, T.S. ; Alary, M. ; Blanchard, J.F. ; Moses, S. ;
BMJ Open, 2015; 5(3):e007106
Supporting adolescent girls to stay in school, reduce child marriage and reduce entry into sex work as HIV risk prevention in north Karnataka, India: protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial.
Beattie, T.S. ; Bhattacharjee, P. ; Isac, S. ; Davey, C. ; Javalkar, P. ; Nair, S. ; Thalinja, R. ; Sudhakar, G. ; Collumbien, M. ; Blanchard, J.F. ; Watts, C. ; Moses, S. ; Heise, L. ;
BMC Public Health, 2015; 15(1):292
Community Mobilization and Empowerment of Female Sex Workers in Karnataka State, South India: Associations With HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk.
Beattie, T.S.; Mohan, H.L.; Bhattacharjee, P.; Chandrashekar, S.; Isac, S.; Wheeler, T.; Prakash, R.; Ramesh, B.M.; Blanchard, J.F.; Heise, L.; Vickerman, P.; Moses, S.; Watts, C.;
Am J Public Health, 2014; 104(8):1516-25
Vulnerability re-assessed: The changing face of sex work in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh.
Beattie, T.S.; Bradley, J.E.; Vanta, U.D.; Lowndes, C.M.; Alary, M.;
AIDS Care, 2013; 25(3):378-84
Personal, interpersonal and structural challenges to accessing HIV testing, treatment and care services among female sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgenders in Karnataka state, South India.
Beattie, T.S.; Bhattacharjee, P.; Suresh, M.; Isac, S.; Ramesh, B.M.; Moses, S.;
J Epidemiol Community Health, 2012; 66 Suppl 2:ii42-48
An integrated structural intervention to reduce vulnerability to HIV and sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Karnataka state, south India.
Gurnani, V. ; Beattie, T.S. ; Bhattacharjee, P. ; CFAR Team, . ; Mohan, H. ; Maddur, S. ; Washington, R. ; Isac, S. ; Ramesh, B. ; Moses, S. ; Blanchard, J.F. ;
BMC Public Health, 2011; 11:755
Violence against female sex workers in Karnataka state, south India: impact on health, and reductions in violence following an intervention program.
Beattie, T.S.h.; Bhattacharjee, P.; Ramesh, B.; Gurnani, V.; Anthony, J.; Isac, S.; Mohan, H.; Ramakrishnan, A.; Wheeler, T.; Bradley, J.; Blanchard, J.F.; Moses, S.;
BMC Public Health, 2010; 10:476
Declines in risk behaviour and sexually transmitted infection prevalence following a community-led HIV preventive intervention among female sex workers in Mysore, India
Reza-Paul, S.; Beattie, T.; Syed, H.U.R.; Venukumar, K.T.; Venugopal, M.S.; Fathima, M.P.; Raghavendra, H.R.; Akram, P.; Manjula, R.; Lakshmi, M.; Isac, S.; Ramesh, B.M.; Washington, R.; Mahagaonkar, S.B.; Glynn, J.R.; Blanchard, J.F.; Moses, S.
AIDS, 2008; 22:S91-S100
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