Mr Mark Marchant
in Political Theory
15-17 Tavistock Place
After completing a BSc in political science at Vassar College (USA), I taught secondary school in the United States for three years, and then worked as a research consultant in East Africa for three years. In 2018, I completed an MA in legal and political theory at Univeristy College London (UCL) and joined the Department of Global Health and Develoment as a Research Fellow in Political Theory in October 2018.
My research focus is on power relationships in two main areas: (i) humanitarian responses to emergent disease outbreaks and (ii) preventing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
I am currently part of the African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training (ALERRT). ALERRT is a multi-disciplinary consortium of 21 partner organisations from 13 countries building a patient-centred clinical research network to respond to epidemics across sub-Saharan Africa. My work package seeks to better understand what comprises quality community engagement in biomedical research during outbreaks of infectious disease.
I also support ongoing analysis of the Maisha Trial on intimate partner violence (IPV) in Mwanza, Tanzania, and a study exploring impacts of innovative programming on IPV with the UZIWKASA programme in Pangani, Tanzania. These projects seek to understand how transformative social change interventions impact on violence.