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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
West Bank and Gaza
Serbia
United States
Region
Arab World
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
European Union
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
North America

Selected Publications

Exploring opportunities for coordinated responses to intimate partner violence and child maltreatment in low and middle income countries: a scoping review.
Bacchus, L.J. ; Colombini, M. ; Contreras Urbina, M. ; Howarth, E. ; Gardner, F. ; Annan, J. ; Ashburn, K. ; Madrid, B. ; Levtov, R. ; Watts, C. ;
2017
Psychol Health Med
Occurrence and impact of domestic violence and abuse in gay and bisexual men: A cross sectional survey.
Bacchus, L.J.; Buller, A.M.; Ferrari, G.; Peters, T.J.; Devries, K.; Sethi, G.; White, J.; Hester, M.; Feder, G.S.;
2016
Int J STD AIDS
Infusing Technology Into Perinatal Home Visitation in the United States for Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence: Exploring the Interpretive Flexibility of an mHealth Intervention.
Bacchus, L.J. ; Bullock, L. ; Sharps, P. ; Burnett, C. ; Schminkey, D.L. ; Buller, A.M. ; Campbell, J. ;
2016
J Med Internet Res
Evaluation of a domestic violence intervention in the maternity and sexual health services of a UK hospital.
Bacchus, L.J.; Bewley, S.; Vitolas, C.T.; Aston, G.; Jordan, P.; Murray, S.F.;
2010
Reprod Health Matters
See all Dr Loraine Bacchus's Publications