Dr Sheila Harvey
BSc (Hons) MSc PhD
Clinical and Social Intervention Trials
15-17 Tavistock Place
I am an epidemiologist with more than 20 years experience in health care research, including HIV prevention, gender-based violence, critical and emergency care, and child health. I have collaborated on, and coordinated, clinical and social intervention trials and other epidemiological studies, in a variety of healthcare settings in both low- and high-income countries.
I teach on the distance learning MSc Public Health (Projects module) on the distance learning MSc Clinical Trials (Module Organiser for the Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies module).
Tutor Gender Violence and Health Centre, Gender-based violence research short course
I am currently working on trials in north west Tanzania including:
MAISHA – a mixed methods study comprising two cluster randomised controlled trials, a qualitative study and process evaluation, and an economic evaluation. The overall aim of MAISHA is to evaluate interventions to prevent women’s experience of intimate partner violence (IPV). The interventions being evaluated are: 1) the incremental impact of adding a 10-session participatory gender training programme to an existing group-based microfinance intervention for women; and 2) the impact of a 10-session participatory gender training programme delivered to women who are not receiving group-based microfinance.
EMPOWER – an implementation science study to evaluate a combination HIV prevention intervention that includes oral PrEP for adolescent girls and young women in South Africa and Tanzania. The overall aim of the study is to assess whether it is feasible, acceptable, and safe to offer oral PrEP as part of a combination HIV prevention package that addresses gender-based violence, stigma and HIV in adolescent girls and young women.