Dr Aoife Doyle
BSc MPhil PhD
Aoife joined LSHTM in 2004 to lead the long-term impact evaluation of the MEMA kwa Vijana Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Intervention in Mwanza, Tanzania, and completed her PhD on this topic in 2010. Between 2010 and 2015 she held a MRC Population Health Scientist Post-doctoral Fellowship. Prior to joining LSHTM Aoife spent two years at the University of Aberdeen and two years as an EPIET fellow, based at Institut de Vielle Sanitaire, Paris where she contributed to infectious disease surveillance and participated in both national and international outbreak investigations.
Aoife lived and worked for two years in Mwanza, Tanzania (2007-8) and has experience working in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Sudan.
Aoife co-organises a short course on Adolescent Health in Low and Middle Income Countries and teaches on the Extended Epidemiology (2007), Control of RTIs/STIs (3192) and AIDS (3174) in-house modules. She is also a tutor for the Epidemiology of communicable diseases (EP301) distance learning module.
Aoife's research focuses on the health and well-being of adolescents and young people and she has a particular interest in the design of interventions and in appropriate methods for their evaluation. Her work to date has focused primarily on the sexual and reproductive health of young people in developing countries; however, she is increasingly interested in addressing the broader health needs of adolescent populations including improving access to health services, the intersection between education and health, and exploring the potential of mhealth interventions.
Aoife's current research includes:
- A mixed-methods study of health service utlisation by young people in rural KwaZulu-Nata, South Africa
- External outcome evaluation of the Adolescents 360 intervention which aims to increase the use of modern contraceptives among 15-19 year old girls in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Nigeria
- External evaluation of the DREAMS initiative which aims to decrease HIV incidence in adolescent girls in Kenya, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.