Nambusi Kyegombe, PhD

Lecturer, Global Health and Development, LSHTM [London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine], London

Nambusi is an interdisciplinary social scientist with a development studiesbackground and a keen interest in the bi-directional relationship between health and poverty (and other social and structural drivers of morbidity)from a global health perspective. She is motivated by action-orientedresearch to inform interventions and positive change. Her currentresearch focuses on violence, HIV, livelihoods, and social and structuraldeterminants of health.

Nambusi led the qualitative evaluation of SASA! a community-based intervention that seeks to prevent violence against women and reduce HIV-related risk behaviours in Kampala Uganda, and the Good School Toolkit – a school based intervention designed to reduce violence against children in schools. Nambusi also leads Oak Foundation funded research in Uganda into adolescent vulnerability to transactional sex and sexual exploitation as part of the Learning Initiative on Norms Exploitation and Abuse (LINEA).

Currently Nambusi works swith the Gender Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) which is part of the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology Group (SaME) in the Department of Global Health and Development (GHD) LSHTM. Before joining LSHTM, Nambusi worked as a Research Officer at the Overseas Development Institute in London.

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