Dr Erin Stern
BA (Hons) MSc PhD
My background includes a PhD in Public Health from the Women's Health Research Unit with the University of Cape Town and an MSc in Health, Community and Development from the London School of Economics & Political Science. I am particularly interested in the bridge between research and gender and health programming, and have experience conducting research for programme formation and evaluations with various organizations including CARE International, Sonke Gender Justice, Oak Foundation, Promundo, RWAMREC, Rwanda Women's Network, Girl Effect, KMG Ethiopia, AIDS-Free World, Center of AIDS Development Research and Evaluation, and Transcape.
I am an Associate Editor of the journal BMC Women's Health and an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town.
At LSHTM, I am currently the Deputy Module Organizer of PHM213 (Principles and Practice of Health Promotion)
At the University of Cape Town, from 2012-2014, I was the module organizer for the Masters of Public Health courses: Gender and Health and Qualitative Research.
For the past 3 years, I have been the study coordinator and lead qualitative researcher for the impact evaluation of Indashyikiwra, a multi-component intimate partner violence prevention programme being delivered by CARE International Rwanda, Rwanda Women's Network, and Rwanda Men's Resource Center (RWAMREC). I was based in Rwanda for 2 years, and provided significant input to the design of this piloted programme, applying ongoing process evaluation research. The evaluation is part of the DFID funded Global What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls Programme: www.whatworks.co.za