UCL Centre for the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents
Our Centre aims to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents in low-, middle-, and high-income countries through inclusive engagement and intervention with community members, healthcare service providers, and policymakers. Ongoing research focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions to improve maternal and newborn health, child growth and development, adolescent nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, protection for vulnerable children, and community mobilization to reduce violence against women and girls.
- Strategic Priorities
- To conduct formative research using qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, and participatory approaches to understand contextual opportunities to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents in low-, middle-, and high-income countries
- To evaluate complex interventions to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents through implementation science and controlled trials
- To promote and showcase the research enterprise as a collaboration between researchers, community members, healthcare providers, healthcare systems, and policymakers by increasing their engagement at each stage of the research cycle: asking questions, designing research, data collection, analysis, and reporting.
- Through research, education and engagement with communities and policy-makers, to emphasize the inclusion of research participants and potential beneficiaries, with specific attention to those facing challenges linked with disability, poverty, gender-based discrimination, and structural violence
- To be a platform for education and training in maternal, child and adolescent health as well as approaches relevant to formative and evaluation research through undergraduate and postgraduate modules (maternal and child health; perinatal epidemiology; urban health; anthropological perspectives on global health and development); training opportunities for doctoral and post-doctoral students; and mutual capacity building as part of collaborative research with non-governmental organisations and policy-makers.
David Osrin (centre lead) Timothy Colbourn Delanjathan Devakumar Zelee Hill Carina King Joanna Morrison Daniel Strachan Naomi Saville Lu Gram Carlos Grijalva Eternod Therese Hesketh
Affiliated members of the centre:
- Research Projects