Nambusi Kyegombe, PhD

Assistant Professor, Social and Structural Determinants of Health, LSHTM

Nambusi is an interdisciplinary social scientist with 17 years of experience working in global health and development.  She is affiliated to the Gender Violence and Health Centre of the Department of Global Health and Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Her research focuses on the evaluation of interventions to prevent violence, and formative research to better understand the causes and contexts in which violence occurs.  She has led the qualitative evaluation of a number of trials and interventions including the Jigisémèjiri cash transfer programme in Mali, a randomised controlled trial of the Good School Toolkit in Uganda and the qualitative evaluation of SASA!, a community mobilisation intervention designed to prevent violence against women and reduce HIV risk-related behaviours. 

She has also led multi-site formative research on transactional sex and sexual abuse and exploitation of young people in Uganda as part of the Learning Initiative on Norms Exploitation and Abuse.  She is an associate scientist at the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and the ge2p2 Global Foundation which strives to advance scientific rigour and ethical resilience in research and evidence generation.  Nambusi is also an Associate Editor of the journal BMC Women and sits on the Research and Ethics Board of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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