Ms Emily Eldred

Research Assistant

United Kingdom

Emily is a mixed methods researcher focusing on the epidemiology of violence against children, and violence prevention and response within schools. She uses qualitaitve and quantitative methods with a multidisciplinary approach, drawing from geography, development studies and social epidemiology. She is a member of the Child Protection Research Group, the International Centre for Evidence in Disability and the Gender Violence and Health Centre. 
Emily currently works on the Safe Schools Study, a mixed-methods study evaluating the effectiveness of a school-based child protection intervention in Zimbabwe. Emily is also a staff PhD candidate, examining inclusive school-based violence prevention for children with disabilities. 
Emily joined the LSHTM in September 2019. Prior to joining the LSHTM, Emily worked in project management in various NGOs focusing on improving child health. 


Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


Emily teaches on the Global Disability and Mental Health module and is a personal tutor for the Msc in Public Health. She is also an ECR Rep for the Gender Violence and Health Centre.


Emily's main research interests include how behaviour change interventions can prevent violence against children, addressing inequities within violence prevention and response, and promoting the inclusion of children with disabilities within violence prevention efforts.


Emily is undertaking a staff PhD, linked to the Safe Schools Study, which will aim to examine the experiences, responses to and prevention of violence against children with disabilities.

Research Area
Child health
Complex interventions
Behaviour change
Health inequalities
Systematic reviews
Violence against women and girls
Social epidemiology
Qualitative research
Disease and Health Conditions
Children with disabilities

Selected Publications

Embedding violence prevention in existing religious and education systems: initial learning from formative research in the Safe Schools Study in Zimbabwe
ELDRED, E; Turner, E; Fabbri, C; Bhatia, A; Lokot, M; Nhenga, T; Nherera, C; Nangati, P; Moyo, R; Mgugu, D; Nyakuwa, R; Rank, S; Nyadombo, SA T; Devries, K;
Research Square Platform LLC
How do children define violence and maltreatment in childhood? A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies from sub-Saharan Africa
KELLY, S; Turner, E; ELDRED, E; Bouzanis, K; Gatuguta, A; Balliet, M; LEES, S; DEVRIES, K;
Development of an intervention to prevent violence in Catholic primary schools in Zimbabwe: Innovation from within the Church
ELDRED, E; TURNER, E; FABBRI, C; Nyadombo, SA T; Mgugu, D; Nherera, CM; Nyakuwa, R; Nhenga-Chakarisa, T; Rank, S; DEVRIES, K;
Christian journal for global health
Qualitative process evaluation of the EmpaTeach intervention to reduce teacher violence in schools in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania.
Bakari, M; Shayo, EH; Barongo, V; Kiwale, Z; FABBRI, C; Turner, E; ELDRED, E; Mubyazi, GM; Rodrigues, K; DEVRIES, K;
BMJ open
Inequities in birth registration, violent discipline, and child labour by disability status and sex: Evidence from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys in 24 countries.
Bhatia, A; DAVEY, C; Bright, T; ROTENBERG, S; ELDRED, E; Cappa, C; KUPER, H; DEVRIES, K;
PLOS Global Public Health
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