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Dr Michelle Lokot

PhD MIntDev LLB BA

Research Fellow

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

Tel.
02076127913

Michelle has a background working 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's research approach is interdisciplinary. Her research interests include forced migration, gender, humanitarian assistance and research methods. She has experience conducting feminist research and using participatory approaches.

Affiliations

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

Centres

Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

Michelle teaches on the Conflict & Health course. 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

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 member of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre and Gender Violence and Health Centre. Michelle is part of the GBV 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

Conceptualizing \"agency\" within child marriage: Implications for research and practice.
Lokot M; Sulaiman M; Bhatia A; Horanieh N; Cislaghi B
2021
Child Abuse and Neglect
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)
Corporal punishment, discipline and social norms: A systematic review in low- and middle-income countries
Lokot M; Bhatia A; Kenny L; Cislaghi B
2020
Aggression and Violent Behavior
Participation by conflict-affected and forcibly displaced communities in humanitarian healthcare responses: A systematic review.
Rass E; Lokot M; Brown FL; Fuhr DC; Asmar MK; Smith J; McKee M; Orm IB; Yeretzian JS; Roberts B
2020
Journal of Migration and Health
Syrian refugees: thinking beyond gender stereotypes
Lokot M
2018
Forced Migration Review
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