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Professor Audrey Prost

BA PhD

Professor
of Global Health & Head of Doctoral College

Room
G3

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
0207 299 4825

I am a social anthropologist with epidemiological training. I joined LSHTM in 2018.

My research focuses on designing and evaluating community interventions to improve maternal, child and adolescent health in India. I am particularly interested in participatory interventions and community engagement methods.

I am the Head of the Doctoral College, which supports the School's research degree activities. 

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Research

For the past ten years I have collaborated with the Indian civil society organisation Ekjut to support the design and evaluation of community mobilisation with participatory women's and adolescent groups to improve maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.

Selected publications:

Nair, N., Tripathy, P., Sachdev, H.S., Pradhan, H., Bhattacharyya, S., Gope, R., Gagrai, S., Rath, S., Rath, S., Sinha, R., Roy, S.S., Shewale, S., Singh, V., Srivastava, A., Costello, A., Copas, A., Skordis-Worrall, J., Haghparast-Bidgoli, H., Saville, N., Prost, A. Effect of participatory women's groups and counselling through home visits on children's linear growth in rural eastern India (CARING trial): a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet Glob Health 2017; 5: e1004-e1016.  

Tripathy, P., Nair, N., Sinha, R., Rath, S., Gope, R., Rath, S., Sarbani Roy, S., Bajpai, A., Singh, V., Nath, V., Ali, S., Kundu, A.K., Choudhury, D., Ghosh, S.K., Kumar, S., Mahapatra, R., Costello, A., Fottrell, E., Houweling T.A.J., Prost, A. Effect of participatory women's groups facilitated by Accredited Social Health Activists on birth outcomes in rural eastern India: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet Global Health 2016; 4: 2: e119–e128. Doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00287-9 

Prost, A., Colbourn, T., Seward, N., Azad, K., Coomarasamy, A., Copas, A., . . . Costello, A. Women's groups practising participatory learning and action to improve maternal and newborn health in low-resource settings: A systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet 2013; 381: 1736-1746. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60685-6

Research Area
Child health
Complex interventions
Perinatal health
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Equity
Evaluation
Global Health
Ethnography
Impact evaluation
Mixed methods
Neonatal health
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Anthropology
Epidemiology
Social Sciences
Country
India
Region
South Asia