Mrs Aniek Woodward


Distance Learning Tutor
Freelance Researcher

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 779 403 8438

MSc degree in International Public Health from the Free University in Amsterdam. Main research interests are in the areas of global health, health systems, and migration in countries affected by conflict. 


Professional Support Services
Distance Education and Professional Development Office


Global Mental Health
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre


Since end 2010, Aniek is Distance Learning Tutor on various modules of the MSc in Public Health and MSc Global Health Policy. Previously, she worked as a Deputy Module Organiser on the distance 'Issues in Global Health Policy' module and a Seminar Lead for the in-house ‘Conflict and Health’ module.


In October 2009 Aniek joined LSHTM as a Researcher. She analysed a cross-sectional study on the sexual and reproductive health of refugees in Guinea, resulting in several publications. She has also been involved in a project on the basic package for health services in Afghanistan, and contributed to a systematic review on the evidence of public health interventions in humanitarian crises. 

Currently, she contributes to a five-year European Commission funded study exploring scaling-up of mental health interventions for Syrian refugees in countries neighboring Syria and in Europe (STRENGTHS project) as part of KIT Royal Tropical Institute. 

Additionally, Aniek has been involved with the King's Centre for Global Health & Health Partnerships (KCGH) where she led a research project on the career experiences of junior doctors in Sierra Leone.

Previously, she coordinated research agenda setting exercises for the Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (a member organisation part of Health Systems Global) and the WHO Global Health Cluster. 

Research Area
Health systems
Health workers
Global Health
Development studies
Social Sciences
European Union
Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Research agenda-setting on cash programming for health and nutrition in humanitarian settings
Woodward, A.; Griekspoor, A.; Doocy, S.; Spiegel, P.; Savage, K.
Journal of International Humanitarian Action
Health systems research in fragile and conflict affected states: a qualitative study of associated challenges.
Martineau, T. ; Woodward, A. ; Sheahan, K. ; Sondorp, E. ;
Health Res Policy Syst
Reasons to pursue a career in medicine: a qualitative study in Sierra Leone.
Woodward, A. ; Thomas, S. ; Jalloh, M.B. ; Rees, J. ; Leather, A. ;
Glob Health Res Policy
Health systems research in fragile and conflict-affected states: a research agenda-setting exercise.
Woodward, A. ; Sondorp, E. ; Witter, S. ; Martineau, T. ;
Health Res Policy Syst
HIV knowledge, risk perception and avoidant behaviour change among Sierra Leonean refugees in Guinea.
Woodward, A.; Howard, N.; Kollie, S.; Souare, Y.; von Roenne, A.; Borchert, M.;
Diffusion of e-health innovations in 'post-conflict' settings: a qualitative study on the personal experiences of health workers.
Woodward, A. ; Fyfe, M. ; Handuleh, J. ; Patel, P. ; Godman, B. ; Leather, A. ; Finlayson, A. ;
Hum Resour Health
Perspectives on reproductive healthcare delivered through a basic package of health services in Afghanistan: a qualitative study.
Howard, N. ; Woodward, A. ; Patel, D. ; Shafi, A. ; Oddy, L. ; Ter Veen, A. ; Atta, N. ; Sondorp, E. ; Roberts, B. ;
BMC Health Serv Res
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