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Dr Loraine Bacchus

BSc MA PhD

Associate Professor
of Social Science

Room
332

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
0207 958 8244

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.

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

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.

Research

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.

Research Area
Child health
Complex interventions
Conflict
Health outcomes
Health sector development
Health services research
Health systems
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Primary care
Sexual health
Systematic reviews
Capacity strengthening
Gender
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Mixed methods
Mobile technologies
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Reproductive health
Violence
Discipline
Epidemiology
Sociology
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Mental health
Country
Belgium
Brazil
Germany
Spain
Finland
United Kingdom
Sri Lanka
Nepal
Serbia
United States of America
Region
Arab World
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
European Union
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
North America

Selected Publications

Barriers and facilitators to care-seeking among survivors of gender-based violence in the Dadaab refugee complex.
Muuo S; Muthuri SK; Mutua MK; McAlpine A; Bacchus LJ; Ogego H; Bangha M; Hossain M; Izugbara C
2020
Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters
Using Digital Technology for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Are Programs Adequately Considering Risk?
Bacchus LJ; Reiss K; Church K; Colombini M; Pearson E; Naved R; Smith C; Andersen K; Free C
2019
Global Health: Science and Practice
“It Doesn’t Freak Us Out the Way It Used to”: An Evaluation of the Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Program to Inform Practice and Policy Screening for IPV
Burnett C; Crowder J; Bacchus LJ; Schminkey D; Bullock L; Sharps P; Campbell J
2019
Journal of interpersonal violence
Exploring health system readiness for adopting interventions to address intimate partner violence: a case study from the occupied Palestinian Territory.
Colombini M; Alkaiyat A; Shaheen A; Garcia Moreno C; Feder G; Bacchus L
2019
Health policy and planning
Intimate partner violence, depression, and sexual behaviour among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in the PROUD trial.
Miltz AR; Lampe FC; Bacchus LJ; McCormack S; Dunn D; White E; Rodger A; Phillips AN; Sherr L; Clarke A
2019
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH
Unintended Consequences of mHealth Interactive Voice Messages Promoting Contraceptive Use After Menstrual Regulation in Bangladesh: Intimate Partner Violence Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial.
Reiss K; Andersen K; Pearson E; Biswas K; Taleb F; Ngo TD; Hossain A; Barnard S; Smith C; Carpenter J
2019
Global health, science and practice
Using clinical practice guidelines to manage dengue: a qualitative study in a Malaysian hospital.
Wharton-Smith A; Green J; Loh EC; Gorrie A; Omar SFS; Bacchus L; Lum LCS
2019
BMC Infectious Diseases
‘They Say Our Work Is Not Halal’: Experiences and Challenges of Refugee Community Workers Involved in Gender-based Violence Prevention and Care in Dadaab, Kenya
Izugbara C; Muthuri S; Muuo S; Egesa C; Franchi G; Mcalpine A; Bacchus L; Hossain M
2018
Journal of refugee studies
Exploring opportunities for coordinated responses to intimate partner violence and child maltreatment in low and middle income countries: a scoping review.
Bacchus LJ; Colombini M; Contreras Urbina M; Howarth E; Gardner F; Annan J; Ashburn K; Madrid B; Levtov R; Watts C
2017
Psychology, health & medicine
Occurrence and impact of domestic violence and abuse in gay and bisexual men: A cross sectional survey.
Bacchus LJ; Buller AM; Ferrari G; Peters TJ; Devries K; Sethi G; White J; Hester M; Feder GS
2016
International journal of STD & AIDS
Domestic violence and abuse in gay and bisexual men attending a sexual health clinic: pilot testing of an educational support intervention for sexual health practitioners
Bacchus LJ; Buller AM; Ferrari G; Peters T; Devries K; Sethi G; White J; Hester M; Brzank PJ; Feder GS
2015
Lancet
HERMES (HEalth professionals Responding to MEn for Safety): multi-methods evaluation of a pilot domestic violence and abuse (DVA) training and support intervention in a sexual health clinic for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Buller Soto A; Bacchus L; Feder G
2015
Moving forward to implement better services
Bacchus L
2014
ABC of domestic and sexual violence.
Childhood sexual abuse and suicidal behavior: a meta-analysis.
Devries KM; Mak JYT; Child JC; Falder G; Bacchus LJ; Astbury J; Watts CH
2014
Pediatrics
Intimate partner violence victimization and alcohol consumption in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Devries KM; Child JC; Bacchus LJ; Mak J; Falder G; Graham K; Watts C; Heise L
2013
Addiction (Abingdon, England)
Intimate partner violence and incident depressive symptoms and suicide attempts: a systematic review of longitudinal studies.
Devries KM; Mak JY; Bacchus LJ; Child JC; Falder G; Petzold M; Astbury J; Watts CH
2013
PLoS medicine
Global health. The global prevalence of intimate partner violence against women.
Devries KM; Mak JYT; García-Moreno C; Petzold M; Child JC; Falder G; Lim S; Bacchus LJ; Engell RE; Rosenfeld L
2013
Science (New York, NY)
Evaluation of a domestic violence intervention in the maternity and sexual health services of a UK hospital.
Bacchus LJ; Bewley S; Vitolas CT; Aston G; Jordan P; Murray SF
2010
Reproductive health matters
Domestic violence: genesis and perpetuation
Bacchus L; Aston G
2009
Forensic mental health: multidisciplinary approaches to the care of mentally disordered offenders
How far does screening women for domestic (partner) violence in different health-care settings meet criteria for a screening programme? Systematic reviews of nine UK National Screening Committee criteria.
Feder G; Ramsay J; Dunne D; Rose M; Arsene C; Norman R; Kuntze S; Spencer A; Bacchus L; Hague G
2009
Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
Domestic violence in a genitourinary medicine setting - an anonymous prevalence study in women. (vol 19, pg 747, 2008)
Loke WC; Torres C; Bacchus L; Fox E
2009
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STD & AIDS
A qualitative exploration of the nature of domestic violence in pregnancy.
Bacchus L; Mezey G; Bewley S
2006
Violence against women
Prevalence of Domestic Violence When Midwives Routinely Enquire in Pregnancy
Bacchus L; Mezey G; Bewley S; Haworth A
2005
Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
Researching domestic violence in a maternity setting: problems and pitfalls
Bacchus L; Mezey G; Bewley S
2003
Researching violence. Essays on Methodology and Measurement
Domestic violence and pregnancy
Bacchus LJ; Bewley S; Mezey G
2001
The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Assessing Client Satisfaction with Treatment for Substance Use Problems and the Development of the Treatment Perceptions Questionnaire (TPQ)
Marsden J; Stewart D; Gossop M; Rolfe A; Bacchus L; Griffiths P; Clarke K; Strang J
2000
Addiction Research
Is prison tattooing a risk behaviour for HIV and other viruses? Results from a national survey of prisoners in England and Wales
Strang J; Heuston J; Whiteley C; Bacchus L; Maden T; Gossop M; Green J
2000
Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health
Client Perceptions of Inpatient Treatment: a qualitative account with implications for service delivery
BACCHUS L; MARSDEN J; GRIFFITHS P; GOSSOP M; FARRELL M; CLARKE KIM; STRANG J
1999
Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy
Turned Away from Treatment: Maintenance-Seeking Opiate Addicts at Two-Year Follow-Up
Strang J; Bacchus L; Howes S; Watson P
1998
Addiction Research
Domestic violence and abuse within male same sex relationships
Milts A; Buller Soto AM; Bacchus L
The Routledge Handbook on Domestic Violence and Abuse
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