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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 consultant 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 Southeast Asia 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
Global Mental 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 and migrant access to health systems.

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
Lao PDR
Myanmar
Malaysia
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
South Asia

Selected Publications

Health of men, women, and children in post-trafficking services in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam: an observational cross-sectional study.
Kiss, L. ; Pocock, N.S. ; Naisanguansri, V. ; Suos, S. ; Dickson, B. ; Thuy, D. ; Koehler, J. ; Sirisup, K. ; Pongrungsee, N. ; Nguyen, V.A. ; Borland, R. ; Dhavan, P. ; Zimmerman, C. ;
2015
Lancet Glob Health
Universal health coverage in 'One ASEAN': are migrants included?
Guinto, R.L. ; Curran, U.Z. ; Suphanchaimat, R. ; Pocock, N.S. ;
2015
Glob Health Action
Human resources for health: task shifting to promote basic health service delivery among internally displaced people in ethnic health program service areas in eastern Burma/Myanmar.
Low, S. ; Tun, K.T. ; Mhote, N.P. ; Htoo, S.N. ; Maung, C. ; Kyaw, S.W. ; Shwe Oo, S.E. ; Pocock, N.S. ;
2014
Glob Health Action
Progress toward universal health coverage in ASEAN.
Van Minh, H. ; Pocock, N.S. ; Chaiyakunapruk, N. ; Chhorvann, C. ; Duc, H.A. ; Hanvoravongchai, P. ; Lim, J. ; Lucero-Prisno, D.E. 3rd; Ng, N. ; Phaholyothin, N. ; Phonvisay, A. ; Soe, K.M. ; Sychareun, V. ;
2014
Glob Health Action
Health and health-care systems in southeast Asia: diversity and transitions.
Chongsuvivatwong, V. ; Phua, K.H. ; Yap, M.T. ; Pocock, N.S. ; Hashim, J.H. ; Chhem, R. ; Wilopo, S.A. ; Lopez, A.D. ;
2011
Lancet
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