Dr Nicola Pocock
Migration, Trafficking and Health
15-17 Tavistock Place
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.
I supervise MSc theses and am a distance learning tutor for Basic Epidemiology (MSc in Public Health).
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.