Dr Joelle Mak
Mobile Populations, Labour Exploitation and Human Trafficking
15-17 Tavistock Place
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.
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.
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.