Dr Rebecca French MSc PhD
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I joined the Faculty of Public Health and Policy in January 2009. Prior to this I was working at the Centre for Sexual Health & HIV Research at UCL, where I also did my PhD. My background is in health services research and I have been involved in national evaluations, including the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy Evaluation and the Evaluation of One-Stop Shop Models of Sexual Health Care. My main research interests are in the areas of contraception, decision-making, young people, teenage pregnancy and sexual health service delivery.
I am one of the Project Module Organisers for the Distance Learning MSc in Public Health and Deputy Chair on the Board of Examiners. I represent LSHTM on University of London's International Academy Learning, Teaching and Assessment Sub-Committee. I am also involved in in-house teaching for the Masters programme, including Sexual Health and Family Planning Programmes.
I am currently supervising two DrPH students.
One of my main areas of interest is developing and evaluating interventions using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to help with decision-making. In collaboration with Brook, fpa and Maldaba Ltd we developed a decision aid to inform contraceptive choices. This aid, My Contraception Tool, can be accessed via Brook and fpa websites (https://www.brook.org.uk/contraception/my-contraception-tool and http://www.fpa.org.uk/contraception-help/my-contraception-tool). I am also working with colleagues at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London to develop and pilot a decision aid to help young people who self-harm on where they can go for support.
Other current projects include:
- A randomised controlled trial of an intervention to increase safer sex behaviours in young people through use of text messaging funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme
- The development of a decision aid to help men who have sex with men on their choices around HIV prevention strategies
- Adolescent health
- Behaviour change
- Decision analysis
- Evidence use
- Health services research
- Public health
- Reproductive health
- Sexual health
- Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
- Mental health
- Sexually transmitted infection
- Euro area
- United Kingdom
- Decision Support
- Effectiveness Evaluations
- Family Planning
- HIV prevention
- Higher Education
- Reproductive decision making
- Sexual and Reproductive Health
- online learning
- sex education
- sexual behaviour
- young people
Simple steps to develop trial follow-up procedures.
McCarthy, O. ; French, R.S. ; Roberts, I. ; Free, C. ;
Trials, 2016; 17(1):28
The development of a multi-criteria decision analysis aid to help with contraceptive choices: My Contraception Tool.
French, R.S.; Cowan, F.M.; Wellings, K.; Dowie, J.;
J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care, 2014; 40(2):96-101
An exploratory review of HIV prevention mass media campaigns targeting men who have sex with men.
French, R.S. ; Bonell, C. ; Wellings, K. ; Weatherburn, P. ;
BMC Public Health, 2014; 14:616
Help-seeking behaviour and adolescent self-harm: A systematic review.
Rowe, S.L.; French, R.S.; Henderson, C.; Ougrin, D.; Slade, M.; Moran, P.;
Aust N Z J Psychiatry, 2014; 48(12):1083-95
The Sexunzipped trial: optimizing the design of online randomized controlled trials.
Bailey, J.V. ; Pavlou, M. ; Copas, A. ; McCarthy, O. ; Carswell, K. ; Rait, G. ; Hart, G. ; Nazareth, I. ; Free, C. ; French, R. ; Murray, E. ;
J Med Internet Res, 2013; 15(12):e278
Addressing sexual health needs: a comparison of a one-stop shop with separate genitourinary medicine and family planning services.
French, R.S.; Mercer, C.H.; Robinson, A.J.; Gerressu, M.; Rogstad, K.E.; One-Stop Shop Evaluation Team, .;
J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care, 2010; 36(4):202-9
Use of contraceptive services in Britain: findings from the second National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-2)
French, R.S.; Mercer, C.H.; Johnson, A.M.; Fenton, K.A.; Erens, B.; Wellings, K.
Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 2009; 35(1):9-14
How can we help people to choose a method of contraception? The case for contraceptive decision aids.
French, R.S.; Wellings, K.; Cowan, F.M.;
J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care, 2009; 35(4):219-20
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