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Ms Rose Burns

BA MPH

Research Fellow
Research Fellow of social science

Room
322

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

I joined the Department of Global Health and Development in 2019 as a Research Fellow. My background is in the NGO and humanitarian sector where I've worked since 2009 conducting social science research to inform clinical and health programming and evaluations in HIV/AIDS and gender based violence across different sub-Saharan African and Pacific settings. Most recently I spent several years based in East Africa with Médecins Sans Frontières/Epicentre.

At LSHTM I work across the social science components of two Ebola vaccine trials: EBOVAC and PREVAC. My research focuses on preparedness for future outbreaks, including understanding gaps in preparedness through gender and health system lenses, and development of our transnational platform for social science and community engagement in vaccine trials. These projects cover Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, DRC and Mali. I also work closely with the Politics and Anthropology of Violence and Epidemics team (PAVE).

My PhD focuses on health service responses and help-seeking for violence against women during outbreaks in Sierra Leone.

Affiliations

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

Centres

Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

I teach on the Health Systems and Principles of Social Research modules.

Research

Research Area
Public health
Sexual health
Vaccines
Viruses
Gender
Global Health
Methodology
Outbreaks
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Violence
Discipline
Operational research
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Emerging Infectious Disease
Ebola
Country
Kenya
Malawi
Sierra Leone
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Because my life is more important\": Findings from a qualitative study on adherence to second and third-line antiretroviral therapy regimens in rural Malawi, Kenya and Mozambique
Burns R; Borges J; Blasco P; Kibogo M; Vandenbulcke A; Szumilin E; Magalasi D; Mambo Junior F; Ciglenecki I; Molfino L
2020
\"We give them threatening advice…\": expectations of adherence to antiretroviral therapy and their consequences among adolescents living with HIV in rural Malawi.
Burns R; Magalasi D; Blasco P; Szumilin E; Pasquier E; Schramm B; Wringe A
2020
Journal of the International AIDS Society
 High levels of drug resistance among ART experienced hospitalized patients in Kenya and DRC
Bossard C; Omolo G; Ngimbi Nsuka P; Jain L; Burns R; Opollo G; Mucinya G; Wanjala S; Van Cutsem G; Szumilin E
2019
Expectations of perfect adherence: a qualitative study to explore treatment failure amongst Malawian adolescents living with HIV
Burns R; Magalasi D; Zimba T; Kuala T; Blasco P; Szumilin E; Schramm B; Pasquier E; Wringe A
2017
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