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Louise Knight

MSc

Research Fellow

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

 

 

Affiliations

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

Centres

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

Teaching

Teaching related activities for Basic Epidemiology and Evaluation of Public Health Interventions.

Research

I am a social epidemiologist with interest in intervention research on violence prevention, HIV prevention and treatment, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Previous focus includes field epidemiology, health information systems and operational research within humanitarian medical organisations. 

Current work includes violence prevention research in Uganda, Cote d'ivoire, Zanzibar and South Africa and I am a member of the child protection research group: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/child-protection-research-group 

I am the study manager for the Contexts of Violence in Adolescence Cohort study (CoVAC): a mixed-methods cohort study in Uganda, with 3 waves of epidemiological data collection, 4 waves of qualitative data collection, and an integrated intervention development component. This study aims to further understanding on how family, peer, school and community contexts affect children’s experience of violence in adolescence and early adulthood.

 

Research Area
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Conflict
Maternal health
Sexual health
Social and structural determinants of health
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Impact evaluation
Mixed methods
Outbreaks
Implementation research
Randomised controlled trials
Reproductive health
Schools
Violence
Discipline
Epidemiology
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Mental health
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Kenya
Lesotho
Pakistan
Tanzania
Uganda
South Africa
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

The Good School Toolkit for reducing physical violence from school staff to primary school students: a cluster-randomised controlled trial in Uganda.
Devries, K.M. ; Knight, L. ; Child, J.C. ; Mirembe, A. ; Nakuti, J. ; Jones, R. ; Sturgess, J. ; Allen, E. ; Kyegombe, N. ; Parkes, J. ; Walakira, E. ; Elbourne, D. ; Watts, C. ; Naker, D. ;
2015
Lancet Glob Health
Need for a global obstetric fistula training strategy.
Rushwan, H. ; Khaddaj, S. ; Knight, L. ; Scott, R. ;
2012
Int J Gynaecol Obstet
Seven-year experience of a primary care antiretroviral treatment programme in Khayelitsha, South Africa.
Boulle, A. ; Van Cutsem, G. ; Hilderbrand, K. ; Cragg, C. ; Abrahams, M. ; Mathee, S. ; Ford, N. ; Knight, L. ; Osler, M. ; Myers, J. ; Goemaere, E. ; Coetzee, D. ; Maartens, G. ;
2010
AIDS
Are women who work in bars, guesthouses and similar facilities a suitable study population for vaginal microbicide trials in Africa?
Vallely, A.; Hambleton, I.R.; Kasindi, S.; Knight, L.; Francis, S.C.; Chirwa, T.; Everett, D.; Shagi, C.; Cook, C.; Barberousse, C.; Watson-Jones, D.; Changalucha, J.; Ross, D.; Hayes, R.J.; Microbicides Development Programme, .;
2010
PLoS One
Suitability of simple HIV rapid tests in clinical trials in community-based clinic settings.
Everett, D.B.; Baisley, K.; Changalucha, J.; Vallely, A.; Watson-Jones, D.; Cook, C.; Knight, L.; Ross, D.A.; Mugeye, K.; McCormack, S.; Lacey, C.J.; Jentsch, U.; Hayes, R.J.;
2009
J Clin Microbiol
Antiretroviral treatment outcomes from a nurse-driven, community-supported HIV/AIDS treatment programme in rural Lesotho: observational cohort assessment at two years.
Cohen, R. ; Lynch, S. ; Bygrave, H. ; Eggers, E. ; Vlahakis, N. ; Hilderbrand, K. ; Knight, L. ; Pillay, P. ; Saranchuk, P. ; Goemaere, E. ; Makakole, L. ; Ford, N. ;
2009
J Int AIDS Soc
Effect of Herpes Simplex Suppression on Incidence of HIV among Women in Tanzania.
Watson-Jones, D.; Weiss, H.A.; Rusizoka, M.; Changalucha, J.; Baisley, K.; Mugeye, K.; Tanton, C.; Ross, D.; Everett, D.; Clayton, T.; Balira, R.; Knight, L.; Hambleton, I.; Le Goff, J.; Belec, L.; Hayes, R.;
2008
N Engl J Med
Microbicides Development Program, Tanzania-Baseline Characteristics of an Occupational Cohort and Reattendance at 3 Months.
Vallely, A.; Kasindi, S.; Hambleton, I.R.; Knight, L.; Chirwa, T.; Balira, R.; Changalucha, J.; Watson-Jones, D.; Everett, D.; Gavyole, A.; Moyes, J.; Pujades Rodriguez, M.; Ross, D.A.; Hayes, R.J.;
2007
Sex Transm Dis
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