Freeman, Emily

Dr Emily Freeman  

Department

Position held

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow

 

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow

 

Experience keywords:

HIV/AIDS; Long term social care; Research communication; Research impact; abortion; ageing; demography; gender identity; global health; health communication; identity; inequity; older people; qualitative research methodology; sexual health; sociology of health

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An anthropological demographer focused on ageing and sexual and reproductive health, and the way in which they shape and are shaped by social institutions and processes. Dr Freeman's research includes long term social care in Africa, sexual behaviour and HIV/AIDS in older age, sexual health (including abortion), sexual partnerships and fertility intentions.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Creative Industries and Culture; Healthcare; Policy and Regulatory Bodies

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Africa; Asia; China; Malawi; South Africa; Taiwan; UK; Zambia

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

020 7106 1422

Publications

2017

Freeman, Emily and Knapp, Martin and Somani, Ami (2017) Long-term care organization and financing In: Quah, Stella R., (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Academic Press, Oxford, UK, 469-476. ISBN 9780128037089

2016

Freeman, Emily and Coast, Ernestina (2016) How to evidence research impact. In: LSE Funding Information Day, 18 Oct 2016, London, UK

Freeman, Emily and Coast, Ernestina and Vwalika, Bellington (2016) Understanding conscientious objection to abortion in Zambia. In: Abortion research to Policy Conference, 29th November – 2nd December, 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Coast, Ernestina and Freeman, Emily (2016) Reproductive and sexual behaviour and health In: Champion, Tony and Falkingham, Jane, (eds.) Population Change in the United Kingdom. Rowman & Littlefield, London, UK, 167-192. ISBN 9781783485918

Coast, Ernestina and Freeman, Emily (2016) Critical conjunctions: abortion laws and policies in Malawi and Zambia. In: Abortion research to Policy Conference, 29th November – 2nd December, 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Freeman, Emily and Kohler, Hans-Peter (2016) The state of Malawi’s older population. In: Frontiers of Longitudinal Research in Malawi: Informing Health and Family Policies after the Peak of the AIDS Epidemic Conference, 10-11 Mar 2016, Blantyre, Malawi

Freeman, Emily and Coast, Ernestina (2016) Maximising research uptake and impact of work on unsafe abortion in Zambia. In: Lessons from a Decade’s Research on Poverty: Innovation, Engagement and Impact Conference, 16-18 Mar 2016, Pretoria, South Africa

Coast, Ernestina and Freeman, Emily and Leone, Tiziana (2016) Medication abortion in Zambia: trajectories, costs and healthcare provider perspectives. In: Medication Abortion: Availability and use, and impact on abortion safety and women’s health, 6-8 July 2016, Dakar, Senegal

Freeman, Emily and Blick, Crystal (2016) Long-term care organization and financing in South Africa In: Comas-Herrera, Adelina, (ed.) Long-Term Care Financing: Preparing for Global Ageing at Different Speeds, Magnitudes and Wealth: Report to the WHO Working Group on Long-Term Care Systems. Personal Social Services Research Unit, LSE, London, UK.

Freeman, Emily (2016) Neither “foolish” nor “finished”: identity control among older adults with HIV in rural Malawi Sociology of Health and Illness. ISSN 0141-9889

Freeman, Emily (2016) Care and identity in rural Malawi In: Hoffman, Jaco and Pype, Katrien, (eds.) Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Spaces and Practices of Care. Ageing in a Global Context. Policy Press, Bristol, UK, 115-136. ISBN 978-1447325253

Freeman, Emily (2016) Shifting and static attitudes towards intergenerational transfers of care in rural Malawi. In: 2013 BSPS Conference , 09-11 Sep 2013, Swansea, UK

Freeman, Emily (2016) Attitudes towards sexual health and sex behaviour among older adults with HIV in rural southern Malawi. In: 2013 BSPS Conference , 09-11 Sep 2013, Swansea, UK

Freeman, Emily (2016) Understanding HIV-related stigma in older age in rural Malawi Social Science and Medicine, 164. 35-43. ISSN 0277-9536

2015

Freeman, Emily (2015) The politics of HIV and the response of older adults with HIV in Malawi. In: LSE Africa Summit 2015, 17-18 Apr 2015, London, UK

Coast, Ernestina and Freeman, Emily (2015) Lack of awareness of Zambia’s abortion law leads to unsafe practices Africa at LSE Blog (5 Oct 2015) Blog entry

Coast, Ernestina and Freeman, Emily (2015) Abortion in Zambia. In: LSE Research Festival 2015, 21 May 2015, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

Norris, Alison and Coast, Ernestina and Freeman, Emily (2015) Trajectories to abortion and abortion-related care: a conceptual framework. In: Population Association of America Annual Meeting, 30 Apr - 02 May 2015, San Diego, USA

Freeman, Emily and Basten, Stuart and Ma, Xiaohong and Yan, Ping and Wang, Lih-Rong and Yang, Wen-shan (2015) Transition to second birth in ultra-low fertility Pacific Asia: a qualitative comparative study of Beijing and Taipei. In: British Society for Population Studies Conference 2015, 7-9 Sep 2015, Leeds, UK

Coast, Ernestina and Vwalika, Bellington and Leone, Tiziana and Murray, Susan and Freeman, Emily (2015) Induced abortion in Zambia: a comparative mixed methods analysis of women seeking safe abortion with those seeking postabortion care after an unsafe abortion. In: XXI FIGO World Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 4 -9 October 2015, Vancouver, Canada

2014

Freeman, Emily and Coast, Ernestina (2014) Creating research impact. In: World Social Science Fellows' Seminar: Global Social Governance, 02 Aug 2014, London, UK

Coast, Ernestina and Norris, Alison and Moore, Ann and Freeman, Emily (2014) Trajectories to abortion and abortion-related care: a conceptual framework. In: International Seminar on Decision-making regarding abortion-determinants and consequences, 3-5 June, 2014, Nanyuki, Kenya

Coast, Ernestina and Freeman, Emily (2014) Research uptake and impact activities and reflections from our work on unsafe abortion in Zambia. In: ESRC DFID Poverty Alleviation Conference, 9 Sep 2014, London, UK

Freeman, Emily and Coast, Ernestina (2014) Sex in older age in rural Malawi Ageing and Society, 34 (7). 1118-1141. ISSN 0144-686X

2013

Freeman, Emily (2013) Beyond sex: sex at older age in Malawi. In: LSE Africa Seminar Series, 20 Mar 2013, London, UK

Freeman, Emily (2013) Identity and care in rural Malawi. In: Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Spaces and Practices of Care, 10 May 2013, Leuven, Belgium

Foster, Nena and Freeman, Emily (2013) Examining the notion of informed consent and lessons learned for increasing inclusion among marginalised research groups In: Taket, Ann and Crisp, Beth and Graham, Melissa and Hanna, Lisa and Goldingay, Sophie and Wilson, Linda, (eds.) Practising social inclusion. Routledge, Abingdon, GB, 217-227. ISBN 9780415531078

2012

Freeman, Emily (2012) Collecting data ethically in rural Malawi. In: LSE Social Policy Department PhD Research Day, 31 May 2012, London, UK

Freeman, Emily and Anglewicz, Philip (2012) HIV prevalence and sexual behaviour at older ages in rural Malawi International Journal of STD & AIDS, 23 (7). 490-496. ISSN 1758-1052

Freeman, Emily (2012) Experiences of HIV infection in old age in rural Malawi. In: Africa Ageing Beyond Madrid +10, 1st Africa Region Conference of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 17-18 Oct 2012, Cape Town, South Africa

Freeman, Emily (2012) “Finished blood”: the body, livelihoods and the challenge to identity in old age in Malawi. In: Africa Ageing Beyond Madrid +10, 1st Africa Region Conference of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 17-18 Oct 2012, Cape Town, South Africa

2011

Freeman, Emily (2011) Sex that Gives and Takes: sexuality in older age in rural Malawi. In: British Society of Population Studies Annual Conference 2011, 7-9 September 2011, York

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Awards

Titmuss Prize for Best PhD Thesis 2012-2013

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