15-17 Tavistock Place
Anja Zinke-Allmang’s background is in sexual and mental health. Prior to joining LSHTM, Anja was a crisis coordinator at the Canadian Mental Health Association where she evaluated and redesigned mental health programmes to increase accessibility among marginalized communities. She has over ten years of professional and research experience working on a range of child protection and sexual health issues including: access to health services, promoting positive youth sexual health messaging, sexual satisfaction, queer health, child marriage and violence against children.
Anja holds a MSc in Reproductive & Sexual Health Research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a joint BA in Business and Sexuality, Marriage & Family Studies from the University of Waterloo.
Anja currently co-leads seminars and marks on the Sexual Health module at LSHTM and marks on the Social Epidemiology course.
Anja currently works on the Contexts of Violence in Adolescence Cohort Study (CoVAC) which explores how family, peer, school and community contexts affect children’s experience of violence in adolescence and early adulthood. Prior to her work on CoVAC, Anja led a mixed methods project exploring the experiences and needs of Early Career Researchers within the Faculty of Public Health & Policy at LSHTM. She led a project on how online platforms change gender norms related to family planning in Kenya. She completed her MSc dissertation on exploring the covariates of sexual satisfaction using the NATSAL-3 dataset. Anja is a member of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre and Gender Violence and Health Centre.