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Rebecca Meiksin

BA MPH

Research Fellow
in Social Science

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

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2893

My background is in reproductive health, gender-based violence, and research and evaluation with a focus on qualitative methods.

After completing my Masters of Public Health in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice at the University of Washington (2011), I joined the Policy & Research Group, where I evaluated programmes addressing homelessness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and reproductive health in the U.S. Gulf Coast region.

Before joining LSHTM, I worked in Ethiopia as an Allan Rosenfield Global Health Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based in the HIV Prevention Branch, I co-led the qualitative fieldwork for a study of HIV risk among truck drivers and female sex workers (FSWs). I also worked with clinics that serve FSWs, assessing the clinics' needs for violence prevention and response and supporting the development of a new electronic medical record and surveillance system.

Other past work includes research on racial disparities in U.S. veterans' healthcare and a study of relationships between domestic violence and maternal and birth outcomes in East Timor.

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Public Health, Environments and Society

Centres

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

Teaching

I tutor and supervise theses for MSc Public Health students and teach on the Applied Communicable Disease Control module, which uses a student-led "problem-based learning" approach.

Research

My areas of research interest broadly include social and gender norms, violence, adolescent health, LGBTQ+ health and sexual and reproductive health. My PhD research focuses on the role of social and gender norms in the prevention of violence in young people's dating and relationships.

My current work focuses on two projects: Project Respect is a randomised controlled trial of a relationships and sex education programme in UK secondary schools. The SACHA Study is a large, mixed-methods study that draws on international evidence to inform the reconfiguration of abortion provision in the UK.

Past projects include a process evaluation of a policy to restrict the advertisement of high fat, sugar and salt products; and systematic reviews in the areas of sex workers' helath, e-Health interventions to improve health among men who have sex with men, and social norms, attitudes and beliefs underlying child sexual exploitation.

Research Area
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Evaluation
Gender
Global Health
Qualitative methods
Reproductive health
Violence
Discipline
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Ethiopia
United Kingdom
Timor-Leste
Region
Euro area
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Systematic review of social norms, attitudes, and factual beliefs linked to the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.
Buller AM; Pichon M; McAlpine A; Cislaghi B; Heise L; Meiksin R
2020
Child Abuse & Neglect
Sexual health of adolescent girls and young women in Central Uganda: exploring perceived coercive aspects of transactional sex.
Kyegombe N; Meiksin R; Wamoyi J; Heise L; Stoebenau K; Buller AM
2020
Sexual and reproductive health matters
Implementing a whole-school relationships and sex education intervention to prevent dating and relationship violence: evidence from a pilot trial in English secondary schools
Meiksin R; Campbell R; Crichton J; Morgan GS; Williams P; Willmott M; Tilouche N; Ponsford R; Barter CA; Sweeting H
2020
Sex Education
Protocol for pilot cluster RCT of project respect: a school-based intervention to prevent dating and relationship violence and address health inequalities among young people.
Meiksin R; Allen E; Crichton J; Morgan GS; Barter C; Elbourne D; Hunt K; Melendez-Torres GJ; Morris S; Reyes HLMN
2019
Pilot and Feasibility Studies
Defending evidence informed policy making from ideological attack.
Bonell C; Meiksin R; Mays N; Petticrew M; McKee M
2018
BMJ (Clinical research ed)
Associations between sex work laws and sex workers' health: A systematic review and meta-analysis of quantitative and qualitative studies.
Platt L; Grenfell P; Meiksin R; Elmes J; Sherman SG; Sanders T; Mwangi P; Crago A-L
2018
PLOS Medicine
Domestic violence, marital control, and family planning, maternal, and birth outcomes in Timor-Leste.
Meiksin R; Meekers D; Thompson S; Hagopian A; Mercer MA
2014
Maternal and child health journal
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