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Dr Sheila Harvey

BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

Associate Professor
Clinical and Social Intervention Trials

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

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2163

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. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Global Health and Development

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

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

Research

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.

Research Area
Clinical care
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Public health
Sexual health
Adolescent health
Critical care
Inequalities
Randomised controlled trials
Violence
Discipline
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
United Kingdom
Tanzania
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

A nurse-led, preventive, psychological intervention to reduce PTSD symptom severity in critically ill patients: the POPPI feasibility study and cluster RCT
Mouncey PR; Wade D; Richards-Belle A; Sadique Z; Wulff J; Grieve R; Emerson LM; Brewin CR; Harvey S; Howell D
2019
Health Services and Delivery Research
A social empowerment intervention to prevent intimate partner violence against women in a microfinance scheme in Tanzania: findings from the MAISHA cluster randomised controlled trial.
Kapiga S; Harvey S; Mshana G; Hansen CH; Mtolela GJ; Madaha F; Hashim R; Kapinga I; Mosha N; Abramsky T
2019
The Lancet. Global health
Effect of a nurse-led preventive psychological Intervention on symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among critically ill patients: a randomized clinical trial.
Wade DM; Mouncey PR; Richards-Belle A; Wulff J; Harrison DA; Sadique MZ; Grieve RD; Emerson LM; Mason AJ; Aaronovitch D
2019
JAMA
Women’s income and risk of intimate partner violence: secondary findings from the MAISHA cluster randomised trial in North-Western Tanzania
Abramsky T; Lees S; Harvey S; Stoeckl H; Kapinga I; Ranganathan M; Mshana G; Kapiga S
2019
BMC Public Health
Family satisfaction with critical care in the UK: a multicentre cohort study.
Ferrando P; Gould DW; Walmsley E; Richards-Belle A; Canter R; Saunders S; Harrison DA; Harvey S; Heyland DK; Hinton L
2019
BMJ open
Intimate Partner Violence and Women Testing for HIV: Findings From the MAISHA Study in NorthWestern Tanzania
Kapinga I; Mosha N; Hashim R; Madaha F; Mtolela G; Kapiga S; Harvey S
2018
AIDS RESEARCH AND HUMAN RETROVIRUSES
"There Is Nothing to Hide": Disclosure of PrEP Use by Young Women in South Africa and Tanzania - Findings From a Demonstration Project
Scorgie F; Lees S; Khoza N; Baron D; Colombini M; Ramskin L; Harvey S; Delany-Moretlwe S
2018
AIDS RESEARCH AND HUMAN RETROVIRUSES
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Among Women in Mwanza, Tanzania: Findings from the MAISHA Trial and Implications for HIV Prevention
Lees S; Harvey S; Selestine V; Mshana G; Hansen C; Mtolela G; Madaha F; Hashim R; Kapinga I; Mosha N
2018
AIDS RESEARCH AND HUMAN RETROVIRUSES
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