Dr Heidi Stöckl Diplom MSc PhD

Associate Professor in Social Epidemiology



Heidi Stöckl is an Associate Professor at the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology Group and the Gender Violence and Health Centre in the Department of Global Health and Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an Honory Senior Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at the University of Witwatersrand. She holds a PhD in Evidence-based Social Intervention from the University of Oxford, Nuffield College, funded by a Rhodes Scholarship. She currently holds a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship.




Basic Statistics for Public Health

Health Policy, Process and Power

Health Service

Principles of Social Research


Heidi's main areas of research are:

1. Prevalence, risk factors and health outcomes of intimate partner violence and women's coping strategies, with a special focus on pregnancy, adolescents and older women

2. Longitudinal studies on intimate partner violence

3. Women's economic empowerment and intimate partner violence

4. Interventions addressing intimate partner violence and vertical transmission of HIV

5. Intimate partner homicide and femicide

6. Human trafficking and labour exploitation

Heidi is also involved in a WHO antenatal care study to address intimate partner violence during pregnancy in South Africa.

Research areas

  • Adolescent health
  • Ageing
  • Behaviour change
  • Child health
  • Complex interventions
  • Ethics
  • Evaluation
  • Gender
  • Global Health
  • Health outcomes
  • Health services
  • Health services research
  • Health systems
  • Maternal health
  • Migration
  • Mixed methods
  • Neonatal health
  • Older people's health
  • Perinatal health
  • Public health
  • Reproductive health
  • Risk
  • Sexual health
  • Social and structural determinants of health
  • Statistical methods
  • Systematic reviews
  • Violence


  • Epidemiology
  • Political science
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Statistics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Injuries


  • East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
  • Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
  • European Union
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
  • World


  • China
  • Germany
  • Indonesia
  • Korea, Dem. Rep.
  • Korea, Rep.
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uzbekistan

Other interests

  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • human trafficking
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