Senior Lecturer in Social Science, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
My research interests include interdisciplinary work on sexual and reproductive health, particularly sexual behaviour and contraception among young people, as well as maternal and newborn health, health promotion, and involving communities in promoting health. I have an overarching interest in methodology and developing methods to investigate complex social interventions. I hold an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences from Oxford, MSc Medical Demography at LSHTM, and an interdisciplinary PhD and postdoc in young people's sexual behaviour and behaviour change, with fieldwork in Mexico City. I spent some time at Imperial College London where I conducted research and ran a Public Health MSc, returning to LSHTM in 2005.
There were media reports this week that viewing soft core pornographic images causes harm to young people. But the evidence presented simply does not support these claims. A tiny, unpublished study asking undergraduates...