15-17 Tavistock Place
I am the trial co-ordinator for the If I Were Jack study, a programme aiming to reduce teenage pregnancy in the UK. I am also working on my PhD, based on data from a realist RCT trying to reduce bullying and aggressive behaviour in secondary schools in southeast England.
My background is primarily in sexual health, focusing on how context influences behaviour and intervention use. I have researched risk perception and biomedical prevention interventions use in sub-Saharan Africa and led a field study in Uganda examining how a patient feedback loop influenced health care provider behaviour.
I've worked in the Dominican Republic as an M&E consultant for a USAID-funded HIV project focusing on migrants, commercial sex workers, MSM, bataye residents, and women with little formal education. I have also worked for the Metro Centre as their Contraception and Reproductive Advice and Sexual Health Information Team Leader, focusing on Chlamydia screening and young people's sexual negotiation.
I studied Critical Theory of Social Justice with an emphasis in Feminist, Queer and Sexuality studies at Occidental College in Los Angeles where I also worked for three years as a rape and domestic violence counsellor and advocate. I have an MSc in Public Health from LSHTM.
I lecture and lead seminars on Evaluation of Public Health Intervetions and have been a seminar leader on Issues in Public Health, Foundations for Health Promotion, and Conflict and Health modules.
I'm the trial co-ordinator for England as part of a four-country study on teenage pregnancy. I am also doing a PhD examining whether or not realist RCTs are philisophical coherent and feasible.
Previously, I researched is on HIV risk perception in sub-Saharan Africa with a particular focus on how people confront and negotiate decisions, uncertainty, and ambiguity. I have also led a mixed-method research project on young people’s behaviour sexual behaviours, attitudes, skills, and knowledge.
I have also worked on the European Care Across Borders project, where I developed a tool to evaluate if websites meets information needs as expressed by paitents.
My Master's dissertation at LSHTM focused on the social, economic and health changes associated with the implementation of urban agriculture in resource-limited settings.