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Dr Laura Brown
Institute for Global Health
Royal Free Hospital
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  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Infection & Population Health
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Dr Laura J Brown is an interdisplinary mixed-methods feminist global health researcher with expertise in anthropological and epidemiological approaches to understanding human health and behaviour. She has a BSc in Biological Anthropology, an MSc in Reproductive & Sexual Health Research and a PhD in Epidemiology & Population Health. Laura has strong statistical skills as well as interdisciplinary training in qualitative and creative research methodologies. 

Laura has conducted research on a wide range of public health issues and has experience designing, delivering and evaluating research to improve public health and inform public health policy. Her PhD at LSHTM explored environmental links with breastfeeding in the UK and at LSE her research focussed on women’s reproductive health in low- and middle-income countries. At Public Health England, she applied behavioural science to the key public health areas of diet and obesity and sexual health, focussing on public food environments and HIV. Laura co-founded the Environment x Women’s Health Project and organised a series of workshops to bring together academics and practitioners interested in the environment-gender-health nexus to facilitate knowledge exchange and networking across the UK, Peru and beyond. Laura’s fieldwork experience includes administering sex and relationships education surveys in London secondary schools, delivering PhotoVoice activities to teenagers as part of a UK-Japan adolescent sociality project and conducting online interviews with Peruvian NGOs, ministers and academics. 

Research Summary
Laura is interested in environmental links with women’s health, broadly defined, and her previous research includes quantitatively exploring environmental links with breastfeeding in the UK from an evolutionary perspective, and qualitatively investigating the environment-gender-health nexus in Peru, as well as conducting macro-level quantitative analyses of risk factors for early menarche and menopause in LMICs. She is interested in innovative creative and participatory research methods that integrate quantitative and qualitative techniques.

Laura is a Senior Research Fellow based at the Institute for Global Health at UCL where she is working on The EVE Project, a community-based co-created research study to improve the evidence around preventing violence against women in the world’s highest prevalence settings, with case studies in Peru and Samoa, and Siyaphambili Youth, an interdisciplinary participatory Global Challenges Research Fund project looking at contextual factors that shape HIV risk and co-morbidities for young people in South Africa. 
Teaching Summary

Laura is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teaches on the following MSc modules at UCL:

She has also previously taught various undergraduate and postgraduate courses at King’s College London, LSE, LSHTM, and the University of Oxford, including Applied Epidemiology & Social Statistics, Data Management & Manipulation, Evolutionary Medicine & Public Health and Key Concepts in Global Health. 

Laura provides study skills mentoring for postgraduate/research degree students registered with disability support services and supports MSc students in a personal tutoring capacity.

Laura supervises student dissertations on topics related to climate change/environment and women’s health. including mental health and violence against women, and is happy to hear from potential students also interested in this area.

05-OCT-2020 Postdoctoral Researcher Institute for Global Health UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2019 – 30-SEP-2020 ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow Department of International Development London School of Economics & Political Science, United Kingdom
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