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Professor Heidi Stöckl

Diplom MSc Dphil

Professor
of Social Epidemiology

Room
Gender Violence and Health Centre

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
00442079272506

I am a social epidemiologist with more than 20 years of experience in researching the epidemiology of intimate partner violence, violence related mortality and human trafficking, including studies on the prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence among the general population, pregnant and older women, the global prevalence of intimate partner homicide and perpetrators of child homicide, trafficking for sexual exploitation and forced marriage in Uzbekistan and China.

My research mainly consists of large scale survey data analysis and evidence synthesis, and primary research including a randomized control trial in South Africa, cross-sectional surveys, penal file analyses and qualitative and methodological work in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Europe. In collaboration with the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit, I am currently running the first longitudinal study among adult women on intimate partner violence in sub-Saharan Africa with four waves of data collection to explore the predictors and consequences of intimate partner violence, a qualitative study on perceptions and conceptualizations of sexual harassment in Tanzania and formative work through adaptive programming to develop an intervention addressing sexual violence among adolescent boys in Nigeria. For my DPhil, I conducted the first prevalence study on intimate partner violence during pregnancy in Germany.

I am the Director of the Gender Violence & Health Centre at LSHTM (https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres-projects-groups/gender-violenc…) and the Head of the associated WHO Collaborating Centre, member of LSHTM ethics committee and of the Sexual Violence and Research Initiative Leadership Council.

Global Health Lecture on Gender-based violence: https://vimeo.com/318804605 

Women leaders in global health conference: GVHC Vision (23:46): https://panopto.lshtm.ac.uk/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=5a8b9477-2e70-…

A world I believe in (1:00): http://www.whatworks.co.za/resources/film-and-audio/item/75-perfectworl…

Interview for Reproductive Health Matters on Intimate Partner Homicide: http://www.rhmatters.org/

Affiliations

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

Centres

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

Teaching

Gender-based Violence Short Course

Basic Statistics for Public Health

Health Policy, Process and Power

Health Service

Principles of Social Research

Conceptual frameworks for Transferable Skills and Foundations for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Research

Heidi's main areas of research are:

1. Prevalence, risk factors and health outcomes of intimate partner violence and women's coping strategies, with a special focus on pregnancy, adolescents and older women

2. Longitudinal studies on intimate partner violence

3. Women's economic empowerment and intimate partner violence

4. Interventions preventing and addressing intimate partner violence

5. Intimate partner homicide and femicide

6. Human trafficking, labour exploitation and trafficking for forced marriage

7. Sexual harassment

8. Intimate partner homicide

Research Area
Complex interventions
Maternal health
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
Statistical methods
Systematic reviews
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Ethics
Gender
Global Health
Migration
Neonatal health
Reproductive health
Violence
Discipline
Life-course epidemiology
Epidemiology
Political science
Sociology
Statistics
Social Sciences
Social Policy
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Injuries
Country
China
Germany
United Kingdom
Indonesia
Republic of Korea
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Tanzania
United States of America
Uzbekistan
South Africa

Selected Publications

Interventions to reduce gender-based violence among young people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in low-income and middle-income countries.
Meinck F; Pantelic M; Spreckelsen TF; Orza L; Little MT; Nittas V; Picker V; Bustamam AA; Herrero Romero R; Diaz Mella EP
2019
AIDS
Risk and Protective Factors for Intimate Partner Violence Against Women: Systematic Review and Meta-analyses of Prospective-Longitudinal Studies.
Yakubovich AR; Stöckl H; Murray J; Melendez-Torres GJ; Steinert JI; Glavin CEY; Humphreys DK
2018
American journal of public health
Child homicide perpetrators worldwide: a systematic review.
Stöckl H; Dekel B; Morris-Gehring A; Watts C; Abrahams N
2017
BMJ Paediatr Open
Mechanisms linking intimate partner violence and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: A qualitative study in South Africa.
Hatcher AM; Stöckl H; Christofides N; Woollett N; Pallitto CC; Garcia-Moreno C; Turan JM
2016
Social science & medicine (1982)
Intimate partner violence and engagement in HIV care and treatment among women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Hatcher AM; Smout EM; Turan JM; Christofides N; Stöckl H
2015
AIDS (London, England)
Intimate partner violence among adolescents and young women: prevalence and associated factors in nine countries: a cross-sectional study.
Stöckl H; March L; Pallitto C; Garcia-Moreno C; WHO Multi-country Study Team
2014
BMC public health
The global prevalence of intimate partner homicide: a systematic review.
Stöckl H; Devries K; Rotstein A; Abrahams N; Campbell J; Watts C; Moreno CG
2013
Lancet
Partner, workplace, and stranger abuse during pregnancy in Germany.
Stöckl H; Hertlein L; Friese K; Stöckl D
2010
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics
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