BSc PGCE MSc
Research Degree Student
I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Population Health. Prior to my PhD I spent four years working for Marie Stopes International conducting quantitative and qualitative research on family planning and abortion services in various countries in Africa and Asia. I previously spent two years in eSwatini designing, implementing and evaluating interventions to support children and families affected by HIV. My first degree was a BSc (2:1) in Natural Sciences from the University of Durham (1999) and I completed an MSc (Distinction) in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research at LSHTM (2011). My MSc summer project was a mixed method exploration of attitudes towards sex education among families in London who are living with HIV.
I teach on the Family Planning Programmes module and give seminar and marking support on Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH), Basic Epidemiology and Social Epidemiology.
I have a PGCE (Primary years) from Goldsmiths University (London) and a TEFL qualification and have taught in schools in the UK, Tanzania and eSwatini as well as English to adults in France.
My PhD focus is a randomised controlled trial and process evaluation of an mHealth intervention designed to support post-menstrual regulation contraceptive use in Bangladesh.