Dr Rebecca Geary


Assistant Professor
in Health Services Research

TP 127

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 7927 2279

My training is in Epidemiology and Population Health (PhD, LSHTM 2013). Before returning to LSHTM I worked at Imperial College London's School of Public Health and on the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles at University College London (UCL). 


My current role is a joint appointment with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).


Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


Centre for Evaluation
Statistical Methodology


I am a seminar leader for the Health Care Evaluation module, part of the MSc in Public Health. 


My research interests are in public health, health services research, family planning, sexual and reproductive health and behaviour and adolescent health.

Current projects with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists include the development and evaluation of quality indicators for gynaecology services using routinely collected clinical and administrative data.

Research Area
Health systems
Quality improvement
Sexual health
Adolescent health
Health services
Reproductive health
United Kingdom
South Africa

Selected Publications

Changes in conceptions in women younger than 18 years and the circumstances of young mothers in England in 2000-12: an observational study.
Wellings, K.; Palmer, M.J.; Geary, R.S.; Gibson, L.J.; Copas, A.; Datta, J.; Glasier, A.; Scott, R.H.; Mercer, C.H.; Erens, B.; Macdowall, W.; French, R.S.; Jones, K.; Johnson, A.M.; Tanton, C.; Wilkinson, P.;
Trends in the use of emergency contraception in Britain: evidence from the second and third National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles.
Black, K.I.; Geary, R.; French, R.; Leefe, N.; Mercer, C.H.; Glasier, A.; Macdowall, W.; Gibson, L.; Datta, J.; Palmer, M.; Wellings, K.;
The gender dimensions of social networks and help-seeking behaviors of young adults in Soweto, South Africa.
Meagley, K. ; Schriver, B. ; Geary, R.S. ; Fielding-Miller, R. ; Stein, A.D. ; Dunkle, K.L. ; Norris, S.A. ;
Glob Health Action
Sexual Function in 16- to 21-Year-Olds in Britain.
Mitchell, K.R.; Geary, R.; Graham, C.; Clifton, S.; Mercer, C.H.; Lewis, R.; Macdowall, W.; Datta, J.; Johnson, A.M.; Wellings, K.;
J Adolesc Health
Actual and preferred contraceptive sources among young people: findings from the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles.
Geary, R.S. ; Tomes, C. ; Jones, K.G. ; Glasier, A. ; Macdowall, W. ; Datta, J. ; Sonnenberg, P. ; Wellings, K. ; French, R.S. ; Mercer, C.H. ; Johnson, A.M. ;
BMJ Open
Barriers to and facilitators of the provision of a youth-friendly health services programme in rural South Africa.
Geary, R.S. ; Gómez-Olivé, F.X. ; Kahn, K. ; Tollman, S. ; Norris, S.A. ;
BMC Health Serv Res
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