UCL Institute for Global Health
UCL Centre for International Health and Development
Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London WC1N 1EH
t: +44 (0)207 905 2122
f: +44 (0)207 404 2062
Expertise: Equity, equality and access to health care for rural populations;
Socio-economic determinants of health in developing countries; development of population-based surveillance systems for mother and child health outcomes; epidemiology of mother and newborn health in rural African settings; community-based strategies to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Biography: With an undergraduate degree and masters in Natural Sciences, and a masters degree in Epidemiology, Sonia worked as a volunteer in India for an organisation rehabilitating people with addictions and for a school for street children. She is now involved in developing research and teaching collaborations in sub-Saharan Africa. She lives in Malawi, working as a Technical Advisor to the MaiMwana Project – a community-based maternal and neonatal survival project. She teaches quantitative research methods at ICH and has recently completed her PhD on Reducing maternal and neonatal deaths in rural Malawi: Evaluating the impact of a community based women’s group intervention.