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Ms Sarah Mulwa

Research Fellow

United Kingdom

I am currently pursuing a PhD which is funded by the MRC London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC-LID DTP). My project is exploring the causal pathways and mechanisms of action for a complex HIV prevention intervention (DREAMS interventions) among adolescent girls and young women in Kenya. I'm also aiming to document associated costs and sustainability of such an intervention. I have degrees in actuarial science (JKUAT) and medical statistics (LSHTM). I also support another project that is evaluating the impact of MTV Shuga, an edutainment campaign, on HIV prevention outcomes among young people in South Africa.

Affiliations

Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Data and Statistical Science for Health
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health

Teaching

I am a module tutor for the long distance (DL) course in advanced statistical methods in epidemiology (ASME, EPM304). I regularly monitor the DL Moodle forum for students and respond to queries relating to strategies of analysis (AS02) and analysis of quantitative outcomes (AS13), as well as marking student assignments and exams.

Research

Research Area
Adolescent health
Complex interventions
Evaluation
Impact evaluation
Statistical methods
Epidemiology

Selected Publications

Impact of DREAMS interventions on attitudes towards gender norms among adolescent girls and young women: Findings from a prospective cohort in Kenya.
NELSON, KA; Magut, F; MULWA, S; Osindo, J; Kamire, V; Khagayi, S; Pulerwitz, J; Cook, S; Gourlay, A; Ziraba, A; Kwaro, D; FLOYD, S; Birdthistle, I;
2024
PLOS global public health
Watching young people watching MTV Shuga: Lessons from the use of ‘reaction videos’ as a form of qualitative observational research (Preprint)
BAKER, V; MULWA, S; Khanyile, D; Arnold, G; Cousens, S; Cawood, C; BIRDTHISTLE, I;
2024
JMIR Publications Inc.
Evaluating the Intensity of Exposure to MTV Shuga, an Edutainment Program for HIV Prevention: Cross-Sectional Study in Eastern Cape, South Africa.
MULWA, S; BAKER, V; Cawood, C; Khanyile, D; O'Donnell, D; SARRASSAT, S; Cousens, S; BIRDTHISTLE, I;
2024
JMIR formative research
Impact of DREAMS interventions on experiences of violence among adolescent girls and young women: Findings from population-based cohort studies in Kenya and South Africa.
Wambiya, EO A; GOURLAY, AJ; MULWA, S; Magut, F; Mthiyane, N; Orindi, B; Chimbindi, N; Kwaro, D; Shahmanesh, M; FLOYD, S; BIRDTHISTLE, I; Ziraba, A;
2023
Plos global public health
Young people's access to sexual and reproductive health prevention services in South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic: an online questionnaire.
BAKER, V; MULWA, S; Khanyile, D; SARRASSAT, S; O'Donnell, D; Piot, S; Diogo, Y; Arnold, G; Cousens, S; Cawood, C; BIRDTHISTLE, I;
2023
BMJ Paediatrics Open
Pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacteria in colonisation and disease in The Gambia.
Okoi, C; Anderson, ST; MULWA, S; Worwui, A; ANTONIO, M; Gehre, F; ADETIFA, I;
2022
Scientific reports
Evaluating the Intensity of Exposure to MTV Shuga, an Edutainment Program for HIV Prevention: Cross-Sectional Study in Eastern Cape, South Africa (Preprint)
MULWA, S; BAKER, V; Cawood, C; Khanyile, D; O'Donnell, D; SARRASSAT, S; Cousens, S; BIRDTHISTLE, I;
2022
JMIR Publications Inc.
'It is guiding us to protect ourselves': a qualitative investigation into why young people engage with a mass-media HIV education campaign.
BAKER, V; MULWA, S; SARRASSAT, S; Khanyile, D; Cousens, S; Cawood, C; BIRDTHISTLE, I;
2022
Culture, Health & Sexuality
DREAMS impact on HIV status knowledge and sexual risk among cohorts of young women in Kenya and South Africa.
FLOYD, S; MULWA, S; Magut, F; GOURLAY, A; Mthiyane, N; Kamire, V; Osindo, J; Otieno, M; Chimbindi, N; Ziraba, A; Phillips-Howard, P; Kwaro, D; Shahmanesh, M; BIRDTHISTLE, I; DREAMS Impact Evaluation Study Team,;
2022
AIDS (London, England)
Awareness and uptake of the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe HIV prevention package over time among population-based cohorts of young women in Kenya and South Africa.
GOURLAY, AJ; BIRDTHISTLE, I; MULWA, S; Mthiyane, NT; Magut, F; Chimbindi, N; Ziraba, A; Otieno, M; Kwaro, D; Osindo, J; Kamire, V; Shahmanesh, M; FLOYD, S; DREAMS Impact Evaluation Study Team,;
2022
AIDS (London, England)
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