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Dr Nicola Pocock

MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
Migration, Trafficking and Health

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

Tel.
+44 (0) 207 7927 2700

I am a mixed methods researcher and assistant professor with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I am also a senior visiting fellow with the United Nations University International Institute of Global Health in Malaysia. My research interests are in migration, human trafficking and health, including how service delivery and financing can be improved for migrant workers in destination countries. Current projects focus on child labour and child domestic work in Myanmar and migrant access to health systems in Thailand and Malaysia. 

Previously I've consulted with DFID, The Asia Foundation and the ILO on forced and child labour. During 2016-17 I was an Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity in Southeast Asia, a leadership programme funded by the China Medical Board foundation's Equity Initiative and the Atlantic Philanthropies. My PhD at LSHTM explored the health needs of trafficked fishermen in Mekong countries and examined how victim identification was conducted in Thailand. I also hold an MSc in Public Services Policy and Management from Kings College London. 

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Global Mental Health

Teaching

I supervise MSc theses and am a distance learning tutor for Basic Epidemiology (MSc in Public Health).

Research

I have conducted systematic reviews on trafficking, and quantitative and qualitative research exploring the health needs of trafficked persons as part of the LSHTM-IOM Study on Trafficking, Exploitation and Abuse in the Mekong, the largest survey of post-trafficking service users conducted to date. My interests are primarily in labour exploitation and health, child labour, migrant health financing, migrant access to health systems, and evidence synthesis methods.

Research Area
Health systems
Occupational health
Social and structural determinants of health
Systematic reviews
Gender
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Migration
Mixed methods
Qualitative methods
Violence
Discipline
Development studies
Policy analysis
Social Sciences
Social Policy
Disease and Health Conditions
Mental health
Country
Indonesia
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar (Burma)
Malaysia
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
South Asia

Selected Publications

Migrant Women's Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Malaysia: A Qualitative Study.
Loganathan T; Chan ZX; de Smalen AW; Pocock NS
2020
International journal of environmental research and public health
Moving towards culturally competent health systems for migrants? Applying systems thinking in a qualitative study in Malaysia and Thailand.
Pocock NS; Chan Z; Loganathan T; Suphanchaimat R; Kosiyaporn H; Allotey P; Chan W-K; Tan D
2020
PloS one
Occupational health outcomes among international migrant workers: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Hargreaves S; Rustage K; Nellums LB; McAlpine A; Pocock N; Devakumar D; Aldridge RW; Abubakar I; Kristensen KL; Himmels JW
2019
The Lancet. Global health
The UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health: the health of a world on the move.
Abubakar I; Aldridge RW; Devakumar D; Orcutt M; Burns R; Barreto ML; Dhavan P; Fouad FM; Groce N; Guo Y
2018
Lancet
Reflections on migrant and refugee health in Malaysia and the ASEAN region
Pocock NS; Suphanchaimat R; Chan CK; Faller EM; Harrigan N; Pillai V; Wickramage K
2018
BMC Proceedings
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