Research Degree Student
15-17 Tavistock Place
I have a background in reproductive and sexual health research with a focus on gender based violence, human trafficking, and migration.
- Seminar leader and lecturer for Conflict and Health Module (MSc course)
- Lecturer for 'Researching Gender-Based Violence: Methods and Meaning' (short course)
I am a member of the Gender Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) within the Department Global Health and Development. I am currently a recipient of the Economic Social Research Councils's UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership scholarship.
For my PhD, I am conducting mixed-methods research (egocentric network analysis, qualitative analysis, and agent-based modeling) using a complex adaptive systems approach to exploring labour migration pathways between Myanmar and Thailand. This research will explore the social and intermediary networks that inform, influence and coordinate migration pathways. Additionally, the research will investigate migration decison making. I will be using network analysis and agent based modelling techniques to map these networks and the actors within these networks to simulate the systems of migration and emergect outcomes (labour exploitation continuums).
Before pursuing doctoral studies I was a full time Research Fellow at LSHTM. I worked on the LINEA Project (Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse). LINEA investigates social norms and structural factors driving child sexual exploitation and abuse. The project's aim is to inform prevention. I was also a Co-Investigator, alongside Principal Investigator Dr. Mazeda Hossain, on a DfID funded study evaluating both International Rescue Committee and Care International's GBV case management interventions in Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya.
Before joinging the GVHC I was part of a team of LSHTM researchers, including Dr. Ligia Kiss and led by Dr. Cathy Zimmerman, reviewing safer migration evidence for programming. These reviews are made available by Freedom Fund in the report Safer labour migration and community-based prevention of exploitation: The state of the evidence for programming. This report included thematic and systematic analyses as well as qualitative interviews with key experts in the field of migration work.
For the completion of my MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research at LSHTM I conducted a systematic review of the evidence of sex trafficking in armed conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.