Joe Strong

Joe Strong

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

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Research topic:

The relationship(s) between men, masculinities and women’s abortion trajectories, Ghana.


I am a demographer, researching the relationships between men, masculinities and women’s abortion-related care in Ghana. My research has previously included evaluating the process of women’s empowerment in Ghana and factors associated with men’s knowledge of women’s sexual and reproductive health in Ghana. I hold a BA(Hons) in History from the University of Durham, an MSc in Anthropology, Environment and Development from UCL and an MSc in Social Research Methods from the LSE, completed as part of the ESRC 1+3 Studentship in Demography. 

Research interests:
Sexual and reproductive health, gender, abortion, international development, demography, maternal health, women’s empowerment


Supervisors: Professor Ernestina Coast and Dr Tiziana Leone

Expertise Details

Sexual and reproductive health; gender; abortion; international development; demography; maternal health; women’s empowerment