Ms Kate Reiss
Research Fellow (Education)
I graduated from Durham University in 1999 with a degree in Natural Sciences. I then taught in schools for 5 years in the UK and spent 2 years designing, running and evaluating education and health projects for Moya Centre, a community based NGO in Eswatini that supports children and adolescents affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2011 I completed an MSc (Distinction) at LSHTM in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research. My summer project explored sex education support needs for children affected by HIV/AIDS attending an NGO in central London. I went on to work at MSI Reproductive Choices as a mixed methods researcher, generating evidence to support the organisation's family planning and abortion programmes across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
I am a module organiser and teach on the Online MSc in Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy and Programming. I am also a PhD Candidate at LSHTM - the focus of my research is a MSI Reproductive Choices funded RCT of an intervention delivered by phone to women in Bangladesh to support post-menstrual regulation contraceptive use.
I am a co-module organiser for two modules on the Online MSc in Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy and Programming: Safe Abortion Policy and Programming and Health Policy and Systems for Sexual and Reproductive Health and co-organised the short course on Safe Abortion Policy and Programming in Low- and Middle-income Countries. I support with other aspects of the delivery of the MSc, such as teaching and tutoring.
My research interests are how best to increase access to high quality family planning and abortion services. Areas I have focused on include the use of mobile phones and call centres and community and pharmacy based approaches.