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Ms Marjorie Pichon

Research Fellow

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I am a Research Fellow in the Gender Violence & Health Centre at LSHTM with over 6 years' experience conducting public health research. Grounded in an intersectional feminist epistemology, my research is action oriented and aimed at informing intervention design, development and evaluation to prevent sexual exploitation and intimate partner violence. I am particularly interested in how social norms interact with structural drivers to perpetuate these harmful behaviours, and how they can be used as a tool for prevention.

I am currently working on a cluster randomised control trial of the Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse (LINEA) intervention, a multi-component, social norms intervention targeting adolescent girls, men and the community to prevent age-disparate transactional sex in Mwanza, Tanzania. My PhD is embedded within the process evaluation of this trial and focuses on mechanisms of change of the intervention.

I also coordinate the Collaboration on Infidelity, Romantic Jealousy and Intimate Partner Violence, which brings together partners from around the world to better understand the mechanisms and pathways between infidelity, romantic jealousy, and intimate partner violence.

Prior to this position I supported the writing of evidence-based health policy reports at the Institute of Medicine in Washington, DC. I hold an MSc in Public Health from LSHTM and a BA in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College. For my MSc dissertation I conducted a secondary qualitative analysis of parental communication about transactional sex in Uganda.

Affiliations

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

Teaching

Marjorie is a seminar leader for the Foundations in Health Promotion module and supports the short course on Researching Gender-Based Violence: Methods and Meaning.

Research

Marjorie's research interests lie at the intersection of social norms, gender-based inequalities, violence against women and girls, and sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing.

Research Area
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Gender
Global Health
Social and structural determinants of health
Systematic reviews
Violence
Qualitative research
Sexual health
Health inequalities
Mixed methods research
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Sexually transmitted infections
Country
Ecuador
Ethiopia
Tanzania
Uganda
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Longitudinal in-depth interview data with adolescent girls and their caregivers evaluating a radio drama aimed at changing the social norms driving age-disparate transactional sex in Tanzania
BULLER, AM; Howard-Merrill, L; PICHON, M; Sono, R; Gimunta, V; Rutenge, O; Ally, H; Kori, V; Lucas, J; Tibesigwa, E; Vuri, V;
2024
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
A mixed-methods, exploratory, quasi-experimental evaluation of a radio drama intervention to prevent age-disparate transactional sex in Tanzania.
PICHON, M; CARTER, DJ; Howard-Merrill, L; Sono, R; Gimunta, V; Rutenge, O; Thiaw, Y; Stoebenau, K; Perrin, N; BULLER, AM;
2022
Frontiers in Reproductive Health
Displacement, Polygyny, Romantic Jealousy, and Intimate Partner Violence: A Qualitative Study among Somali Refugees in Ethiopia.
Abudulai, F; PICHON, M; BULLER, AM; Scott, J; Sharma, V;
2022
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
The role of gender and romantic jealousy in intimate partner violence against women, a mixed-methods study in Northern Ecuador.
BULLER, AM; PICHON, M; Chevalier, C; Treves-Kagan, S;
2022
Culture, Health & Sexuality
Government of Ethiopia's public works and complementary programmes: A mixed-methods study on pathways to reduce intimate partner violence.
RANGANATHAN, M; PICHON, M; Hidrobo, M; Tambet, H; Sintayehu, W; Tadesse, S; BULLER, AM;
2022
Social Science & Medicine
A Mixed-Methods Systematic Review: Infidelity, Romantic Jealousy and Intimate Partner Violence against Women.
PICHON, M; Treves-Kagan, S; STERN, E; KYEGOMBE, N; Stöckl, H; BULLER, AM;
2020
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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
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