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Ms Mamtuti Panneh

MSc

Research Degree Student

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am a PhD student and a recipient of the Commonwealth Scholarship. My research investigates how cortisol production (the stress-hormone in the body) is related to structural and behavioral factors such as violence exposure, mental health disorders, including substance abuse and poverty, as well as how cortisol levels relate to systemic inflammation among female sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya. It is a longitudinal mixed methods study, nested within the “Maisha Fiti” study of women in Nairobi.

Prior to commencing my PhD, I worked for 1.5 years as a research assistant in the Department of Community Medicine and Public Health at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. My work focused on conducting literature review, data cleaning and analysis as well as article writing on various research projects. One of the projects I worked on was an evaluation of a nationwide mental health support intervention for refugees in Sweden.  I was also a former laboratory Technician at the Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia@LSHTM  (2010-2013).

I completed my MSc in Global health at the University of Gothenburg, attained a BSc in International Health and Nursing administration at The National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taiwan and hold a Diploma in Biomedical Sciences at St. George’s University of London, UK.

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Evaluation

Research

Research Area
Health policy
Health promotion
Public health
Sexual health
Statistical methods
Substance abuse
Adolescent health
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Mixed methods
Qualitative methods
Reproductive health
Violence
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Country
The Gambia
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Longitudinal experiences and risk factors for common mental health problems and suicidal behaviours among female sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya
Beksinska A; Shah P; Kungu M; Kabuti R; Babu H; Jama Z; Panneh M; Nyariki E; Nyabuto C; Okumu M
2022
Global Mental Health
Exploring the mental health experiences and perceived social and sexual risks among female sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya
Panneh M; Gafos M; Weiss HA; Nyariki E; Babu H; Seeley J; Shah P; Liku J; Wanjiru M; Wanjir R
2022
JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY
Promoting mental health in migrants: a GHQ12-evaluation of a community health program in Sweden
Wrede O; Löve J; Jonasson JM; Panneh M; Priebe G
2021
BMC Public Health
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