Tag Archives: public health

COVID-19 Alumni Story: Shweta Jindal

Shweta Jindal (MSc Public Health for Development, 2018) describes her experience helping vulnerable families through lockdown in India.  “As an LSHTM alumna, I feel a sense of great pride but at the same time responsibility in being capable of contributing … Continue reading

COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Amira Shaheen

Amira Shaheen (Epidemiology and Population Health, PhD 2009) works as an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at An-Najah National University, Palestine. Here, she discusses her role within the National Epidemiological Committee helping to decide preventative measures in Palestine. She also describes … Continue reading

COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Janet Omondi

Janet Omondi (Msc Public Health, 2017) is a Trustee for Riana Development Network (RDN) which is a UK based charity that works directly with BAME young people in the UK and overseas. In this blog piece, she discusses how COVID-19 … Continue reading

Ethical research in lockdown: Options for obtaining informed consent

The COVID-19 pandemic is requiring home-testing in large numbers, and this process raises questions about the ethics of informed consent. In our latest blog, DEPTH member Dr Catherine McGowan reflects on a route to informed consent and suggests how governments, healthcare groups … Continue reading

Sex is biological and gender is social – right?

Recent social media debates have shown that misunderstandings about ‘biological sex’ are common. In our latest blog, DEPTH Director Professor Cicely Marston discusses how simplistic ideas now circulating about biological sex miss the mark – and why it matters.  Isn’t … Continue reading

Oh, What Do You Do To Me? the City says to Tinder

Happy new year! We are welcoming back our readers with this new blogpost by DEPTH researcher Sam Miles, who was recently invited to be interviewed about sex, technology and cities for the Urban Political podcast. Read on to find out … Continue reading

Trip report: LSHTM Participatory research workshop at Kyoto University

In our latest blog post, DEPTH researcher Dr Alicia Renedo gives us an overview of her experience delivering a short course on participatory research at Kyoto University School of Public Health. The short course consisted of two full day workshops (day … Continue reading

Can sexuality education can help prevent partner violence?

Today’s blog is very topical because LSHTM doctoral researcher and DEPTH member Shelly Makleff has been attending the SVRI Forum  2019 in Cape Town this week to present a co-produced project by LSHTM, IPPF/WHR and Mexfam that highlights the potential … Continue reading

Why neglect of STIs and infertility could be undermining family planning programmes

  In a new blog comissioned for BMJ, DEPTH team member Professor Cicely Marston and Dr Suzanna Francis argue that neglect of STIs and infertility undermines family planning programmes worldwide. Why do people still not use effective contraceptive methods? One … Continue reading

Exploring locative dating technology and queer male practice-based identities

In our latest blog, DEPTH researcher Sam Miles discusses his latest publication for new social science collection The Geographies of Digital Sexuality. Sam’s chapter explores the practices of men seeking men on online dating apps and argues that these practices can be … Continue reading