Dr Loraine Bacchus
BSc MA PhD
of Social Science
15-17 Tavistock Place
I am a mixed methods social scientist based within the Gender Violence & Health Centre, which is part of the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology group. My main research interests focus on evaluation of complex interventions in health systems and community based settings that address gender based violence.
I supervise Masters and PhD students. I am the Deputy Module Organiser for Distance Learning Principles of Social Research (PSR) and a seminar leader for in-house PSR. I also teach on the short course Gender Based Violence: Methods and Meaning, Foundations of Reproductive Health and the Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. I am interested in supervising Research Degree students interested in evaluating interventions in the area of gender based violence.
The focus of my research is developing and evaluating complex health systems responses to violence against women and against men who have sex with men in low, middle and high income settings including Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. I seek to develop theoretical insights in relation to intervention development and evaluation, explore system and service factors that affect their implementation in diverse settings, as well as achieve integration in mixed methods intervention studies. I also conduct research on how mobile health technologies can be used to integrate responses to violence against women in rural and urban postnatal care settings.