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Dr Ana Buller

BA MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
in Social Science

Room
Room 328

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

Tel.
+44(0)2079272773

I am an Assistant Professor within the Department of Global Health & Development. I hold an MSc in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Public Health from LSHTM. My main research interests lay on the intersection of gender based violence (including interpersonal and domestic violence against women and among MSM, labour and sexual exploitation and child domestic work) health and development with a focus on prevention in LMIC (low and middle income countries).

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Global Health and Development

Teaching

I am a tutor on the MSc Public Health and have been teaching on the Principles of Social Research module both as in-house seminar leader and distance learning tutor for several years. I currently supervise and sit in advisory committees for PhD students interested in issues around gender based violence (including cash transfers and intimate partner violence, child domestic work and exploitation) and qualitative and mixed methods methodologies in developing countries. 

Research

Currently I am the Principal Investigator and lead of LINEA, an international learning and research initiative to promote innovative ways to prevent sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.  

In the past I have been involved in various projects both in the UK and internationally with a focus on Latin America. My latest project in the region aimed to disentagle the mechanisms att he base of the relatinship between cash transfers and intimate partner violence.  I was also co-lead on a multi-country study in partnership with IoM exploring the links between trafficking, labour exploitation and health.

Regarding my UK work, I was involved in a five year programme of research funded by the NIHR aiming to improve the response of the NHS through effective care for people experiencing abuse and perpetrators, with a particular emphasis on the needs of men who have sex with men in London clinics. 

My PhD research looked into the relationship between the construction of masculinities and interpersonal violence among young men in urban-deprived settings from an ethnographic approach in Lima, Peru.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Public health
Sexual health
Social and structural determinants of health
Systematic reviews
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Evaluation
Gender
Health services
Ethnography
Impact evaluation
Inequalities
Methodology
Mixed methods
Qualitative methods
Reproductive health
Violence
Discipline
Anthropology
Psychology
Sociology
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Mental health
Sexually transmitted disease
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Argentina
Brazil
Ecuador
Ethiopia
United Kingdom
India
Kazakhstan
Peru
Tanzania
Uganda
Region
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
European Union
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Community perceptions of transactional sex with children and adolescent girls, a qualitative study in favelas of Rio de Janeiro
Ignacio CF; Araújo D; Ruge E; Cerdeira L; Cosmelli L; Page V; Cislaghi B; Lauro G; Buller AM
2019
Global Public Health
A Mixed-Method Review of Cash Transfers and Intimate Partner Violence in low- and Middle-Income Countries
Buller AM; Peterman A; Ranganathan M; Bleile A; Hidrobo M; Heise L
2018
The World Bank research observer
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
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