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Jessica Datta

BSc MSc

Assistant Professor

Room
227

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

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2310

Fax.
+44 (0) 20 7927 2701

Jessica has a first degree in social policy and a masters in social research methods, both from LSE. Before coming to the School, she worked in the research department of the National Children's Bureau where her research focused on young people and health.

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Social and Environmental Health Research

Teaching

Jessica supervises students on the MSc in Public Health. She is a seminar leader on the module Principles of Social Research (PSR) and contributes to the Sexual Health and Health Promotion - Approaches and Methods modules.

Research

With Professor Kaye Wellings and colleagues at LSHTM, UCL and NatCen, Jessica worked on the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) focusing in particular on the qualitative component of this study. She has also worked with Sigma Research, UCL and Public Health England on developing a rapid risk assessment system for use with men who have sex with men attending sexual health clinics, funded by the National Institute for Health Research. 

Research Area
Health policy
Public health
Sexual health
Transport
Evaluation
Physical activity
Discipline
Social Sciences
Social Policy
Disease and Health Conditions
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

Using the Web to Collect Data on Sensitive Behaviours: A Study Looking at Mode Effects on the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles.
Burkill, S. ; Copas, A. ; Couper, M.P. ; Clifton, S. ; Prah, P. ; Datta, J. ; Conrad, F. ; Wellings, K. ; Johnson, A.M. ; Erens, B. ;
PLoS One
Prevalence of infertility and help seeking among 15 000 women and men.
Datta, J.; Palmer, M.J.; Tanton, C.; Gibson, L.J.; Jones, K.G.; Macdowall, W.; Glasier, A.; Sonnenberg, P.; Field, N.; Mercer, C.H.; Johnson, A.M.; Wellings, K.;
Hum Reprod
The Travelling Citizen: Emergent Discourses of Moral Mobility in a Study of Cycling in London
Green, J.; Steinbach, R.; Datta, J.
Sociology-the Journal of the British Sociological Association
The role of fathers in breastfeeding: decision-making and support
Datta, J; Graham, B; Wellings, K
British Journal of Midwifery
See all Jessica Datta's Publications