Dr Mazeda Hossain
BA MSc PhD
in Social Epidemiology (Conflict, Violence & Health)
I am a social epidemiologist based within the Gender Violence & Health Centre. My main research interests focus on violence and health in humanitarian crisis and fragile state settings.
I currently teach on the following modules: issues in Public Health, Conflict & Health, Research Methods for Gender Based Violence Short Course and Evaluations of Public Health Interventions. I supervise both MSc and PhD students.
I have also taught on the following MSc modules: Basic Statistics for Public Policy, Basic Epidemiology and Healthcare for Conflict-Affected and Displaced Populations Short Course.
I am a social epidemiologist who specialises in the evaluation of violence prevention and response interventions in conflict-affected and fragile state settings. My interest in recent years has been in developing and conducting evaluations using epidemiological approaches appropriate for research among conflict-affected and other vulnerable populations. The longer-term aim of this research is to facilitate the development of violence prevention and response models for survivors which are effective, accessible and scalable to other humanitarian crisis and fragile stage settings.
My research utilises a variety of methods including cluster randomised controlled trials, controlled trials, cohort studies and cross-sectional studies, all with qualitative research components. My research also makes use of systematic reviews, and realist and process evaluations.
I am currently leading one of the first evaluations of a gender based violence response service which includes task-shifting components in the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya. I recently led a cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) in Côte d'Ivoire, which was one of the first trials to rigorously evaluate an intimate partner violence prevention intervention in an armed conflict setting working directly with men.
My previous research focused on the longer-term health effects of violence among trafficking survivors, asylum seekers and migrants. I have worked on several comparative multi-country studies examining violence against women asylum seekers, violence against women trafficked for sex, and an intervention trial of a trafficking prevention programme in South Asia.