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Joelle Mak

Research Fellow

Room
Room 201

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

Prior to joining LSHTM I worked on a number of HIV and sexual health projects primarily in developing countries (Belize, Sierra Leone, Namibia) for NGOs.

Affiliations

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

Centres

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

Teaching

I currently teach on the in-house Principles of Social Research (PSR) and Population Studies (migration lecture). I tutor on MSc Public Health and MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health Research (RSHR). I supervise MSc students and sit on the MSc RSHR Course Committee.

Previously, I was Co-Module Organiser for PSR for a number of years and also taught on Research Design & Analysis.

I am Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research

I am a mixed-methods social science researcher. My research interests are sexual health, HIV, interpersonal violence and migration, including human trafficking and forced labour. I am also particularly interested in work around research ethics and methods. 

I am currently working on a five-year DfID funded evaluation of the ILO Work in Freedom programme, an intervention aimed at reducing vulnerability to labour trafficking in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. I have been leading the Nepal mixed-methods study since 2013.  

Some of my previous work 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 Global Burden of Diseases on interpersonal violence. 

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
Addiction
HIV/AIDS
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Belize
Kenya
Namibia
Nepal
Sierra Leone
Swaziland
Tanzania
Zimbabwe
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Men’s use of sexual health and HIV services in Swaziland: a mixed methods study
Mak, J.; Mayhew, S.H.; von Maercker, A.; Integra Research Team, I.R.; Colombini, M.;
2016
Sex Health
Intimate partner violence victimization and alcohol consumption in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Devries, K.M.; Child, J.C.; Bacchus, L.J.; Mak, J.; Falder, G.; Graham, K.; Watts, C.; Heise, L.;
2014
Addiction
Childhood Sexual Abuse and Suicidal Behavior: A Meta-analysis.
Devries, K.M.; Mak, J.Y.; Child, J.C.; Falder, G.; Bacchus, L.J.; Astbury, J.; Watts, C.H.;
2014
Pediatrics
Intimate partner violence and incident depressive symptoms and suicide attempts: a systematic review of longitudinal studies.
Devries, K.M. ; Mak, J.Y. ; Bacchus, L.J. ; Child, J.C. ; Falder, G. ; Petzold, M. ; Astbury, J. ; Watts, C.H. ;
2013
PLoS Med
Global health. The global prevalence of intimate partner violence against women.
Devries, K.M. ; Mak, J.Y. ; García-Moreno, C. ; Petzold, M. ; Child, J.C. ; Falder, G. ; Lim, S. ; Bacchus, L.J. ; Engell, R.E. ; Rosenfeld, L. ; Pallitto, C. ; Vos, T. ; Abrahams, N. ; Watts, C.H. ;
2013
Science
Need, demand and missed opportunities for integrated reproductive health-HIV care in Kenya and Swaziland: evidence from household surveys.
Mak, J. ; Birdthistle, I. ; Church, K. ; Preez, N.F. ; Kivunaga, J. ; Kikuvi, J. ; Masuku, R. ; Mayhew, S.H. ; Integra research team, (inc Howard, N;) . ;
2013
AIDS
A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010.
Lim, S.S. ; Vos, T. ; Flaxman, A.D. ; Danaei, G. ; Shibuya, K. ; Adair-Rohani, H. ; Amann, M. ; Anderson, H.R. ; Andrews, K.G. ; Aryee, M. ; Atkinson, C. ; Bacchus, L.J. ; Bahalim, A.N. ; Balakrishnan, K. ; Balmes, J. ; Barker-Collo, S. ; Baxter, A. ; Bell, M.L. ; Blore, J.D. ; Blyth, F. ; Bonner, C. ; Borges, G. ; Bourne, R. ; Boussinesq, M. ; Brauer, M. ; Brooks, P. ; Bruce, N.G. ; Brunekreef, B. ; Bryan-Hancock, C. ; Bucello, C. ; Buchbinder, R. ; Bull, F. ; Burnett, R.T. ; Byers, T.E. ; Calabria, B. ; Carapetis, J. ; Carnahan, E. ; Chafe, Z. ; Charlson, F. ; Chen, H. ; Chen, J.S. ; Cheng, A.T. ; Child, J.C. ; Cohen, A. ; Colson, K.E. ; Cowie, B.C. ; Darby, S. ; Darling, S. ; Davis, A. ; Degenhardt, L. ; Dentener, F. ; Des Jarlais, D.C. ; Devries, K. ; Dherani, M. ; Ding, E.L. ; Dorsey, E.R. ; Driscoll, T. ; Edmond, K. ; Ali, S.E. ; Engell, R.E. ; Erwin, P.J. ; Fahimi, S. ; Falder, G. ; Farzadfar, F. ; Ferrari, A. ; Finucane, M.M. ; Flaxman, S. ; Fowkes, F.G. ; Freedman, G. ; Freeman, M.K. ; Gakidou, E. ; Ghosh, S. ; Giovannucci, E. ; Gmel, G. ; Graham, K. ; Grainger, R. ; Grant, B. ; Gunnell, D. ; Gutierrez, H.R. ; Hall, W. ; Hoek, H.W. ; Hogan, A. ; Hosgood, H.D. 3rd; Hoy, D. ; Hu, H. ; Hubbell, B.J. ; Hutchings, S.J. ; Ibeanusi, S.E. ; Jacklyn, G.L. ; Jasrasaria, R. ; Jonas, J.B. ; Kan, H. ; Kanis, J.A. ; Kassebaum, N. ; Kawakami, N. ; Khang, Y.H. ; Khatibzadeh, S. ; Khoo, J.P. ; Kok, C. ; Laden, F. ; Lalloo, R. ; Lan, Q. ; Lathlean, T. ; Leasher, J.L. ; Leigh, J. ; Li, Y. ; Lin, J.K. ; Lipshultz, S.E. ; London, S. ; Lozano, R. ; Lu, Y. ; Mak, J. ; Malekzadeh, R. ; Mallinger, L. ; Marcenes, W. ; March, L. ; Marks, R. ; Martin, R. ; McGale, P. ; McGrath, J. ; Mehta, S. ; Mensah, G.A. ; Merriman, T.R. ; Micha, R. ; Michaud, C. ; Mishra, V. ; Hanafiah, K.M. ; Mokdad, A.A. ; Morawska, L. ; Mozaffarian, D. ; Murphy, T. ; Naghavi, M. ; Neal, B. ; Nelson, P.K. ; Nolla, J.M. ; Norman, R. ; Olives, C. ; Omer, S.B. ; Orchard, J. ; Osborne, R. ; Ostro, B. ; Page, A. ; Pandey, K.D. ; Parry, C.D. ; Passmore, E. ; Patra, J. ; Pearce, N. ; Pelizzari, P.M. ; Petzold, M. ; Phillips, M.R. ; Pope, D. ; Pope, C.A. 3rd; Powles, J. ; Rao, M. ; Razavi, H. ; Rehfuess, E.A. ; Rehm, J.T. ; Ritz, B. ; Rivara, F.P. ; Roberts, T. ; Robinson, C. ; Rodriguez-Portales, J.A. ; Romieu, I. ; Room, R. ; Rosenfeld, L.C. ; Roy, A. ; Rushton, L. ; Salomon, J.A. ; Sampson, U. ; Sanchez-Riera, L. ; Sanman, E. ; Sapkota, A. ; Seedat, S. ; Shi, P. ; Shield, K. ; Shivakoti, R. ; Singh, G.M. ; Sleet, D.A. ; Smith, E. ; Smith, K.R. ; Stapelberg, N.J. ; Steenland, K. ; Stöckl, H. ; Stovner, L.J. ; Straif, K. ; Straney, L. ; Thurston, G.D. ; Tran, J.H. ; Van Dingenen, R. ; van Donkelaar, A. ; Veerman, J.L. ; Vijayakumar, L. ; Weintraub, R. ; Weissman, M.M. ; White, R.A. ; Whiteford, H. ; Wiersma, S.T. ; Wilkinson, J.D. ; Williams, H.C. ; Williams, W. ; Wilson, N. ; Woolf, A.D. ; Yip, P. ; Zielinski, J.M. ; Lopez, A.D. ; Murray, C.J. ; Ezzati, M. ; AlMazroa, M.A. ; Memish, Z.A. ;
2012
Lancet
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