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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
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Centre for 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
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kenya
Lesotho
Pakistan
Tanzania
Uganda
South Africa
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Violence against children and intimate partner violence against women: overlap and common contributing factors among caregiver-adolescent dyads.
Carlson C; Namy S; Norcini Pala A; Wainberg ML; Michau L; Nakuti J; Knight L; Allen E; Ikenberg C; Naker D
2020
BMC public health
Context of Violence in Adolescence Cohort (CoVAC) study: protocol for a mixed methods longitudinal study in Uganda.
Devries K; Parkes J; Knight L; Allen E; Namy S; Datzberger S; Nalukenge W; Atuhaire L; Kyegombe N; Walakira E
2020
BMC public health
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
Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE): Women's Engagement with the Scaled-up IMAGE Programme and Experience of Intimate Partner Violence in Rural South Africa.
Knight L; Ranganathan M; Abramsky T; Polzer-Ngwato T; Muvhango L; Molebatsi M; Stöckl H; Lees S; Watts C
2019
Prevention Science
Associations Between Women's Economic and Social Empowerment and Intimate Partner Violence: Findings From a Microfinance Plus Program 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
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
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