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16 days of activism against gender-based violence: PhD and DrPH project showcase

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Trigger warning: This session will deal with issues including gender and sexual violence and abuse which may be triggering.  

This event will showcase projects PhD and DrPH candidates are working on that focus on various areas of gender-based violence. Presenting PhD and DrPH candidates are from the Gender Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) and the Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health Centre (MARCH).

Each presentation will be 6 minute and 40 seconds in the Pecha Kucha style. After the Pecha Kucha presentations, presenters will remain available to answer questions about pursuing a PhD at LSHTM.

This session will be moderated by Marjorie Pichon, Research Fellow, LSHTM


Age-disparate transactional sex and sexual violence among adolescent girls and young women with disabilities in Kenya.


Yandé Thiaw

Yandé Thiaw is a first year PhD student at LSHTM interested in studying the intersection of disability with the phenomenon of age-disparate transactional sex in Kenya. Before beginning at LSHTM, she received an MSc from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and worked as a COVID-19 data analyst for two years at the Pan American Health Organization.

Defining the different dimensions of child domestic work and working conditions: a case study from Myanmar.


Aye Thiri Kyaw

Aye Thiri Kyaw has an MA from Mahidol University and an MSC from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research involves prevention and intervention research on violence against women and children; child domestic workers' health and well-being. Before starting her Ph.D., Aye Thiri Kyaw worked for the UN, INGOs, and civil society organizations for almost ten years in different roles, such as researcher, gender specialist, and humanitarian.

A conceptual model of dating violence among young people aged 18 – 24 years in India.


Devika Gupta

Devika Gupta is a doctoral student with a background in Psychology and Sustainable Development. She is pursuing her PhD at Sangath, India and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she is studying dating violence among young people in India. She is interested in developing and evaluating interventions that prevent gender-based violence and respond to mental health needs of women and girls.

Beyond the ‘shadow’ epidemic: Health service responses and help seeking for violence against women during outbreaks in Sierra Leone


Rose Burns

Rose Burns is a Research Fellow at the Department of Global Health and Development where she works across the social science components of two Ebola vaccine trials: EBOVAC and PREVAC. Their research in West Africa focusses on preparedness for future outbreaks, including understanding preparedness through gender and health system lenses. Rose’s PhD focusses on health service responses and help-seeking for violence against women during outbreaks in Sierra Leone. Her background is in the NGO and humanitarian sector she has worked since 2009 conducting social science research to inform clinical and health programming and evaluations in HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence across different sub-Saharan African and Pacific settings. Before joining LSHTM she was based in East Africa with Médecins Sans Frontières/Epicentre.

Current challenges in Ending Child Marriage in Mozambique - Reality Check of the 'Rapariga Biz' Programme 


Tanya Wells Brown

Tanya Wells Brown is an International Development Consultant who spent 20 years in Timor-Leste, Mozambique, Lesotho, Brazil leading maternal, sexual and reproductive health and GBV prevention programmes. She has a Master's in International Health and an MSC in Health Policy from LSE. She is a current DrPH Student at LSHTM exploring implementation of mental health and GBV collaboration in Mozambique. 

Please note that you can join this event in person or you can join the session remotely.   


Free and open to all, online and in person. No registration required. A recording of this session will be available after the event on this page.