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Fiona Samuels

Senior Research Fellow

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion

Portrait of Fiona Samuels

An anthropologist and social development and health specialist, Fiona has experience managing multi-country research projects with partners in Africa and Asia, on themes including gender-based violence, mental health and psychosocial wellbeing, health and HIV vulnerabilities, migration and coping also in fragile/emergency contexts. Fiona has extensive field experience in communities in Asia and Africa, and has worked for a wide range of donors including the World Bank, DFID and UNICEF. Fiona has  undertaken work on gender and social norms, examining the role of community structures and social norms for addressing the needs of vulnerable groups, including women, adolescent girls, children and older people. Fiona also has experience in social protection, researching the role of different social protection strategies (e.g. cash transfers, vouchers, etc.) for addressing vulnerability and building resilience, livelihoods and coping also in relation to health and other shocks and access to health services for vulnerable groups.

  1. Why LGBTQI+ services must be intersectional

  2. Intersecting exclusions: experiences of violence and displacement among LGBTQI+ communities in Kenya

    Research reports

  3. The effects of covid-19 on the lives of adolescent girls and young women in the adult entertainment sector in Nepal

    Research reports

  4. ‘We feel sad and bored’: Covid-19 impacts on mental health of adolescents in Viet Nam

    Case/country studies

  5. Preventing school dropout and early marriage in Nepal

    Research reports

  6. Lessons from conducting research on mental well-being of adolescents in Viet Nam and Tanzania during Covid-19

    Case/country studies

  7. Sexual and reproductive health and rights after Covid-19: A forward-looking agenda

    Briefing/policy papers

  8. Intersecting exclusions: displacement and gender-based violence among people with diverse sexualities and gender identities in Kenya

    Literature reviews

  9. Impact of Covid-19 on adolescent mental health in Viet Nam and Tanzania

    Working papers

  10. Drivers of and protective factors for mental health and psychosocial well-being among adolescents: a snapshot from Tanzania and Viet Nam

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. World Food Programme cash assistance in Lebanon: social cohesion between Syrian refugees and host communities

    Research reports

  12. World Food Programme cash assistance in Lebanon: protection outcomes for Syrian refugees

    Research reports

  13. Action urged on teenage pregnancy and HIV, as new report reveals high rates in Homa Bay

    Press Release

  14. Unintended pregnancies and HIV among adolescents and young people: a situation analysis of Homa Bay, Kenya

    Research reports

  15. Frameworks and tools to measure and evaluate mental health and psychosocial well-being

    Briefing/policy papers

  16. Use of digital technology among adolescents in the adult entertainment sector in Nepal

    Briefing/policy papers

  17. The gendered experiences of adolescent girls working in the adult entertainment sector in Nepal

    Research reports

  18. Non-digital interventions for adolescent mental health and psychosocial well-being: a review of the literature

    Working papers

  19. Digital approaches to adolescent mental health: a review of the literature

    Working papers

  20. Adolescent girls’ experiences of cross-border and international migration in the adult entertainment sector in Nepal

    Briefing/policy papers

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