Miss Alice Ivory

Research Assistant

United Kingdom

I completed my Masters in Global Health at Queen Mary, University of London in 2020. My thesis explored the impacts of the 'Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance' policy expansion in humanitarian settings, specifically the Democratic Republic of Congo. I conducted 55 in-depth interviews with key actors in the policy space, service provision and also government departments. Since then, I have been a member of the Global Gag Rule Research Working Group, in which we are currently working on a scoping review paper aiming to compile the impact of Trump's policy iteration. I have also worked as a 'freelance' research assistant, contributing to the research, literature searches and write-up of book chapters on international abortion policy and law.

I have also conducted research in Dehradun, India exploring the ways pharmaceutical companies exploit indigenous communities and their traditional medicinal knowledge through intellectual property rights. I stayed at Navdanya, a biodiversity farm, interviewing farmers and high-level advocates such as Dr. Vandana Shiva, as well as focus groups and participant observation.


Department of Medical Statistics
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


I have been a tutor for the module 'Writing and Reviewing Epidemiological Papers' since 2021.


Since working at LSHTM in 2021, I have been a researcher on the Supporting MumS Randomised Controlled Trial, a text message intervention aiming to support postpartum women with weight management, led by Queen's University Belfast. I was involved in the recruitment of 189 participants through community engagement approaches and subsequent qualitative and anthropometric data collection (questionnaires and semi-structured interviews), and follow ups over a 24-month period.

Over the past year I have also been working on Project SAMA, a research project working with young people to develop and test school-based interventions to support the mental health of adolescents in India. I am specifically exploring the ways evidence is used to inform key national and state level mental health policies, to understand the facilitators and barriers to policy uptake of the evidence on school mental health in Karnataka. My work has involved policy analysis and subsequent in-depth interviews with key stakeholders regarding policy development and implementation and evidence processes in India.

Research Area
Adolescent health
Child health
Clinical trials
Global health
Health care policy
Health policy
Maternal health
Randomised controlled trials
Reproductive health
Sexual health
United Kingdom
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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