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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

Violence against children in Latin America and the Caribbean: What do available data reveal about prevalence and perpetrators?
Devries K; Merrill KG; Knight L; Bott S; Guedes A; Butron-Riveros B; Hege C; Petzold M; Peterman A; Cappa C
2019
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública
Associations between women’s economic and social empowerment and intimate partner violence: findings from a microfinance plus programme in rural North-West province, South Africa
Ranganathan M; Knight L; Abramsky T; Muvhango L; Polzer Ngwato T; Mbobelatsi M; Ferrari G; Watts C; Stöckl H
2019
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Economic evaluation of the Good School Toolkit: an intervention for reducing violence in primary schools in Uganda.
Greco G; Knight L; Ssekadde W; Namy S; Naker D; Devries K
2018
BMJ global health
Who perpetrates violence against children? A systematic analysis of age-specific and sex-specific data.
Devries K; Knight L; Petzold M; Merrill KG; Maxwell L; Williams A; Cappa C; Chan KL; Garcia-Moreno C; Hollis N
2018
BMJ Paediatr Open
Implementation of the Good School Toolkit in Uganda: a quantitative process evaluation of a successful violence prevention program.
Knight L; Allen E; Mirembe A; Nakuti J; Namy S; Child JC; Sturgess J; Kyegombe N; Walakira EJ; Elbourne D
2018
BMC public health
Reducing Physical Violence Toward Primary School Students With Disabilities.
Devries K; Kuper H; Knight L; Allen E; Kyegombe N; Banks LM; Kelly S; Naker D
2017
The Journal of adolescent health
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