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Dr Joelle Mak

Assistant Professor
Mobile Populations, Labour Exploitation and Human Trafficking

Room
327

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

I am a mixed-methods social science researcher. My research interests are migration and health including exploitation, forced/unfree labour, and human trafficking. I am also experienced in research on gender-based violence, sexual health and HIV. I have a particular interest in research ethics, and sit on several ethics committees both internal and external to the School. 

Affiliations

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

Centres

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

Teaching

I teach on Research Design and Methods for the Analysis of Global Health Policy, Sexual Health, and Population Studies.

I previously taught on, and was module organiser for the in-house Principles of Social Research, Research Design and Analysis. I am a tutor on MSc Public Health and MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health Research (RSHR). I supervise MSc students and sit on the MSc RSHR Course Committee.

I am Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research

I am currently working on the UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub.

My previous work include the SWiFT Evaluation on the Work in Freedom an anti-trafficking intervention in Nepal, India and Bangladesh; the Integra initiative, an evaluation on different models for delivering integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health services in Kenya, Swaziland and Malawi; Camfed Seed Money Scheme evaluation in Zimbabwe and Tanzania; and the Global Burden of Diseases. 

Research Area
Child health
Complex interventions
Health promotion
Health services research
Occupational health
Sexual health
Systematic reviews
Adolescent health
Evaluation
Gender
Impact evaluation
Migration
Mixed methods
Qualitative methods
Reproductive health
Discipline
Sociology
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Addiction
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Belize
Kenya
Namibia
Nepal
Sierra Leone
Swaziland
Tanzania
Zimbabwe
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

The use of Bayesian networks for realist evaluation of complex interventions: evidence for prevention of human trafficking
Kiss L; Fotheringhame D; Mak J; McAlpine A; Zimmerman C
2020
Journal of Computational Social Science
Coping with Migration-Related Stressors: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Mak J; Roberts B; Zimmerman C
2020
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Nepali Women’s Labour Migration: Between Protection and Proscription
Sijapati B; Mak J; Zimmerman C; Kiss L
2019
Migration Letters
Migration Planning Among Female Prospective Labour Migrants from Nepal: A Comparison of First-Time and Repeat-Migrants
Abramsky T; Mak J; Zimmerman C; Kiss L; Sijapati B
2018
International migration (Geneva, Switzerland)
Impact of integration of sexual and reproductive health services on consultation duration times: results from the Integra Initiative.
Siapka M; Obure CD; Mayhew SH; Sweeney S; Fenty J; Integra Initiative; Vassall A
2017
Health policy and planning
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