I am a social epidemiologist with expertise in the prevention of violence against children and adolescents, and child protection. I lead the Child Protection Research Group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
My main research interests include: understanding the causes and consequences of violence against children and adolescents; understanding how resilience to adverse experiences is produced; and developing and testing interventions to reduce violence and other adverse experiences in childhood. I also conduct research on violence against women, sexual health, mental health, disability, and epidemiological methods.
My main research collaborations are currently in Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Cote d’Ivoire, and my work is funded primarily by the UK Research Councils. I'm a member of the academic technical advisory board for the International Violence Against Children Surveys, and advise WHO on measurement of violence against women.