Close

Joelle Mak

PhD, FHEA

Assistant Professor
Mobile Populations, Labour Exploitation and Human Trafficking

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

I am a mixed-methods social science researcher with experience in evaluations of complex interventions across a range of settings.

My research interests are mobilities, 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 an interest in research ethics, and am a member of the LSHTM ethics committee and the NHS Health Research Authority Ethics Committee. 

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 currently teach on three MSc modules: Research Design and Methods for the Analysis of Global Health Policy; Sexual Health; and Population Studies (Migration).

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 am a member of the MSc RSHR Course Committee.

I am Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research

I am part of the NIHR Global Health Research Group working on a mental health package of care for survivors of violence in South Asia.

I am also conducting a multi-country qualitative study examining survivor-centred approaches for men and LGBTI populations that have experienced conflict-related sexual violence. This research is taking place in Afghanistan, Central African Republic and Colombia.

Previous projects:

I previously worked on the UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development (MIDEQ) Hub, leading the development of the Hub's 12-country survey.

I led the Nepal study of the SWiFT Evaluation on the Work in Freedom an anti-trafficking intervention in Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

Other earlier projects include: 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 interpersonal violence component of the Global Burden of Diseases project. 

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
Afghanistan
Burkina Faso
Belize
Central African Republic
China
Cote d'Ivoire
Colombia
Egypt
Ethiopia
Ghana
Haiti
India
Kenya
Malaysia
Namibia
Nepal
Sierra Leone
Swaziland
Tanzania
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

See more Publications