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Dr Michelle Lokot

PhD MIntDev LLB BA

Assistant Professor

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

Tel.
02076127913

Michelle has worked as a humanitarian practitioner focused on gender equality and gender-based violence. Prior to joining LSHTM, Michelle worked for the International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps and World Vision, including longer-term postings in Jordan, Nigeria and Burundi. Her PhD research explored humanitarian gender narratives on (im)mobility, family relationships and resistance among self-settled Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Michelle has a PhD in Gender Studies, a Masters degree in International and Community Development, a Bachelors degree in Law and a Bachelors degree in Arts.

Michelle takes an interdisciplinary approach to conducting research. Her research interests include forced migration, gender, humanitarian assistance, decolonising research and research methods. She has experience conducting feminist research and using participatory approaches.

Michelle is Co-Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre.

Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

Michelle is Co-Organiser of the Conflict & Health course, which she also teaches on. She is a tutor for students completing a MSc in Public Health. She also contributes to the short course 'Researching Gender-based violence: methods and meaning'.

Research

Michelle currently works on the GOAL project (funded by GCRF/ESRC), which seeks to support government and partners to strengthen the mental health system for refugees and host communities in Lebanon. Within GOAL, her work focuses on governance, participation, gender and capacity-strengthening. As part of GOAL as well as the RECAP project, she has conducted research on co-production within humanitarian settings. In 2022, Michelle is also leading a project on refugee participation with pump-priming funding.

Prior to her work on the GOAL project, Michelle worked in the Department of Global Health & Development at LSHTM. She led the development of a social norms course for NGO practitioners working on child protection issues. She has led qualitative research on agency and child marriage among NGO practitioners in Cameroon and Somalia, and completed a systematic review on corporal punishment and social norms.

Michelle is a Co-Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre and a member of the Gender Violence and Health Centre. Michelle is part of the global GBV AoR Community of Practice.

Research Area
Conflict
Research : policy relationship
Social and structural determinants of health
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Capacity strengthening
Evaluation
Evidence use
Gender
Ethnography
Inequalities
Migration
Mixed methods
Qualitative methods
Violence
Discipline
Anthropology
Development studies
Social Sciences
Country
Burundi
Ethiopia
India
Jordan
Lebanon
Nigeria
Nicaragua
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
South Sudan
Zambia
Region
Arab World
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Health system governance in settings with conflict-affected populations: a systematic review.
Lokot M; Bou-Orm I; Zreik T; Kik N; Fuhr DC; El Masri R; Meagher K; Smith J; Asmar MK; McKee M
2022
Health Policy and Planning
The 'Demand Side' of Child Marriage
Lokot M; DiPangrazio L; Acen D; Gatpan V; Apunyo R
2022
Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
The Limits of Child Agency?
Lokot M; Shakya HB; Cislaghi B
2022
International Journal of Children's Rights
Research in forced displacement: guidance for a feminist and decolonial approach.
Singh NS; Lokot M; Undie C-C; Onyango MA; Morgan R; Harmer A; Freedman J; Heidari S
2021
Lancet (London, England)
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