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Health, psychosocial well-being and freedom from violence

Our research on gender and health spans sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, neglected tropical diseases and gender-based and sexual violence. This includes service provision in fragile and post-conflict contexts; health systems strengthening and multi-level analyses of health systems; health innovations; community approaches to addressing barriers to service uptake and access; and the social relations and gender norms determining health disparities.

Our growing work on gender, mental health and psychosocial well-being adds depth and nuance to an area traditionally dominated by biomedical approaches, also exploring the social determinants of mental ill-health.

We research and analyse risk factors and protective measures among children, adolescents and older people, including the role of digital approaches in promoting psychosocial well-being. Our partners include leading global health organisations, community associations and universities, such as the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (where GESI team member Dr. Fiona Samuels is an Honorary Associate Professor), and journals such as The Lancet