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Kate Reiss

BSc PGCE MSc

Research Fellow
Module and Short Course Co-organiser: Safe Abortion Policy and Programming

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am a Research Fellow (Education) in the Department of Population Health working closely with the University of Ghana on the online MSc on Sexual and Reproductive Policy and Programming. I am also a PhD candidate at the school. For the past 10 years I have conducted research to support family planning and safe abortion service provision in sub-saharan Africa and Asia for MSI Reproductive Choices. Prior to this I spent two years in eSwatini designing, implementing and evaluating interventions to support children and families affected by HIV. My first degree was a BSc 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.

Affiliations

Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

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

Teaching

I co-organise the module on Safe Abortion Policy and Programming and the short course on Safe Abortion Policy and Programming in Low-and Middle-Income settings. I also provide support for Health Policy and Systems for Sexual and Reproductive Health.

I previously taught on the Family Planning Programmes module and worked as a seminar leader or marker on Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH), Basic Epidemiology and Social Epidemiology modules.

Research

My PhD focus is a randomised controlled trial and mixed-method process evaluation of an intervention delivered by mobile phone that was designed to support post-menstrual regulation contraceptive use in Bangladesh.

Research Area
Health services research
Sexual health
Mixed methods
Mobile technologies
Implementation research
Reproductive health
Violence
Discipline
Epidemiology
Operational research
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Country
Bangladesh
Bolivia
United Kingdom
Kenya
Nigeria
Philippines
Senegal
Swaziland

Selected Publications

Safety, Quality, and Acceptability of Contraceptive Implant Provision by Community Health Extension Workers versus Nurses and Midwives in Two States in Nigeria.
Douthwaite M; Alabi O; Odogwu K; Reiss K; Taiwo A; Ubah E; Uko-Udoh A; Afolabi K; Church K; Fenty J
2021
Studies in Family Planning
Using Digital Technology for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Are Programs Adequately Considering Risk?
Bacchus LJ; Reiss K; Church K; Colombini M; Pearson E; Naved R; Smith C; Andersen K; Free C
2019
Global Health: Science and Practice
Using a Call Center to Reduce Harm From Self-Administration of Reproductive Health Medicines in Bangladesh: Interrupted Time-Series.
Keenan K; Footman K; Sadekin M; Reiss K; Yasmin R; Franklin H; Church K
2019
JMIR public health and surveillance
Unintended Consequences of mHealth Interactive Voice Messages Promoting Contraceptive Use After Menstrual Regulation in Bangladesh: Intimate Partner Violence Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial.
Reiss K; Andersen K; Pearson E; Biswas K; Taleb F; Ngo TD; Hossain A; Barnard S; Smith C; Carpenter J
2019
Global health, science and practice
Drug Seller Provision Practices and Knowledge of Misoprostol in Bangladesh.
Reiss K; Keenan K; Church K; Dijkerman S; Mitu SA; Nuremowla S; Ngo TD
2019
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Medical Abortion Provision by Pharmacies and Drug Sellers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review.
Footman K; Keenan K; Reiss K; Reichwein B; Biswas P; Church K
2018
Stud Fam Plann
Using a Call Center to Reducae Harm From Self-Administration of Abortion Medicines in Bangladesh: Interrupted Time-Series (Preprint)
Keenan K; Footman K; Sadekin M; Reiss K; Yasmin R; Franklin H; Church K
2018
JMIR Publications Inc.
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