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Lottie Howard-Merrill

BSc MSc

Research Assistant
in Social Norms

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

Tel.
020 7612 7907

Lottie is the Research Assistant for the Learning Initiative on Norms Exploitation and Abuse (LINEA). Lottie completed her MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research at LSHTM in 2016. Previous to working at LSHTM, Lottie's work bridged programmes and research in the field of violence against women and girls. At FORWARD, an African diaspora led organisation, she led the analysis of qualitative data collected in participatory research on female genital mutilation, child marriage and teenage motherhood. Lottie's MSc thesis was on girls' school dropout in India as part of the Samata Project, which sits within LSHTM's STRIVE. She has an undergraduate degree in Geography from UCL. 

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

Lottie teaches on the Sexual Health Distance Learning Module.

Research

Lottie's current research concerns social norms, gendered social inequalities, violence against women and girls, and the sexual and reprductive health and wellbeing of adoelscent girls. She is currently working on the development of a multi-component intervention to prevent transactional sex between adolescent girls and adult men in Tanzania. Lottie is a proud member of the Gender Violence and Health Centre.

Research Area
Sexual health
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Gender
Global Health
Qualitative methods
Reproductive health
Discipline
Social Sciences
Country
India
Tanzania
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

What is a social norms intervention anyway? How LINEA has applied norms change methodologies in intervention development
Buller Soto A; Howard-Merrill L
2019
Achieving masculinities through transactional sex? A qualitative study from North -Western Tanzania
Howard-Merrill L; Wamoyi J; Nyato D; Kyegombe N; Heise L; Buller AM
2019
Education, poverty and "purity" in the context of adolescent girls' secondary school retention and dropout: A qualitative study from Karnataka, southern India.
Ramanaik S; Collumbien M; Prakash R; Howard-Merrill L; Thalinja R; Javalkar P; Murthy S; Cislaghi B; Beattie T; Isac S
2018
PloS one
No, I’m not a Sugar Daddy”: Adult Men’s Self-Perceptions and Views of Intergenerational Transactional Sex With Girls in Uganda and Tanzania.
Buller Soto A; Kyegombe N; Howard-Merrill L
2017
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