Global Networking


Global Health Networking Event

Hosted by Global Health Initiative and LSE LIFE



Dr Justin Parkhurst

Dr Justin Parkhurst

Chair of the Global Health Initiative and Associate Professor of Global Health Policy

The Global Health Initiative, in collaboration with LSE LIFE, is organising a Networking Event to discuss “What does Global Health mean to you?”

The objective of this event is to facilitate interaction between students and staff at LSE working on global health courses/research across the School. The event will start with a short presentation of global health research at LSE and will be followed by an interactive discussion with students and faculty. This event will be held virtually, small groups will be invited to discuss and approach the topic from different disciplinary angles and then share their views with the larger group. 

This event is an opportunity to meet your colleagues beyond your course, all from the comfort of your own home! Please find a quiet place where you can comfortably have a social conversation. Also, please ensure you turn on your camera for the session – being able to see each other is crucial for meaningful social interaction and for the session to work. If you like, you can have a cup of coffee, tea, or water (or similar) to drink; also you can have a small snack ready to eat. 

This event is free and open to LSE Staff and Students only. Please register here.  

If you have any adjustment requirements, please contact us on as soon as possible so that arrangements, where possible, may be arranged. 


About the Speakers:

Adelina Comas-Herrera 

Adelina Comas-Herrera is a PhD student in the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC) and is co-lead of the Strengthening Responses to Dementia in developing countries (STRiDE) project

She was co-author of the World Alzheimer Report 2016 and 2019. She was also a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Guideline Development Group for Risk reduction guidelines for cognitive decline and dementia, and has worked as consultant for WHO’s Department of Ageing and Life Course and the Interamerican Development Bank.


Dr Tine Hanrieder 

Tine Hanrieder is an Assistant Professor in Health and International Development at the London School of Economics. Trained as a political scientist, she is interested in global health institutions and their underlying power relationships and cultural valuations. Her two main research themes at the moment are first, the role and reform of the World Health Organization, and second, the contested professionalization of frontline health workers, especially those who work with marginalized communities. She is the author of a monograph on the history of the WHO (International Organization in Time, Oxford University Press, 2015) and of articles spanning the areas of global health politics, social theory, and institutional change. Tine has received a Freigeist (Free Spirit) Fellowship for interdisciplinary research by the Volkswagen Foundation, and the Politics Best Paper Prize awarded by the Political Studies Association. Before joining LSE, she was a research group leader at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.


Dr Mazeda Hossain 

Mazeda Hossain is an Associate Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Women, Peace & Security. She is co-Director of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub where she is PI of a research programme on methodological innovations. Mazeda is a social epidemiologist with research expertise in violence and health among conflict-affected populations. Before joining the LSE, Mazeda established a research portfolio on gender-based violence and health among conflict-affected populations w­­­hile based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She specialises in epidemiological research using mixed methods among populations affected by conflict such as refugees, asylum seekers, trafficked persons and forcibly displaced populations. Her most recent research as PI includes a mixed-methods evaluation of case management services for survivors of violence in the Dadaab refugee camps of Kenya; a social network analysis study to explore social norms influencing reproductive health choices among conflict-affected nomadic/semi-nomadic pastoral women in Kenya; and a randomised controlled trial pilot testing an intervention working with men to prevent the perpetration of violence against women and girls in conflict-affected communities in Côte d’Ivoire.


Dr Tiziana Leone 

Tiziana Leone is an Associate Professor at the London School of Economics. Tiziana’s research agenda is focused around maternal and reproductive health, including a lifecourse approach to women’s health. She is currently analysing secondary data on the linkages that menarche, menopause and mid-life age have on fertility outcomes and health in later life. She has collaborated in expert roles with international organisations (eg: WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF) in tracking the progress of the MDGs and SDGs in LMICs in maternal and child health.


Iris Mosweu 

Iris Mosweu is an LSE Fellow in the Department of Health Policy. Her research examines the economic impact of late uptake and non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among HIV patients in England. Her PhD work is primarily based on an NIHR funded program evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an engagement support intervention for HIV patients initiating ART (SuPA). The health economics component of the program is a trial-based economic evaluation, augmented by a Markov model to assess the long-term cost-effectiveness of this complex intervention. Her previous role as a Research Associate with King’s College London, focused on the economic evaluation of interventions in both physical and mental health. Iris’ past work experience includes a research role at the Ministry of Health in Botswana on projects evaluating the health financing system and assessing national health accounts. She also worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a Project Associate responsible for monitoring and evaluation of programs in Botswana. 


Dr Claudine Provencher

Claudine Provencher is the Head of LSE LIFE. She started her UK career in market research. She joined Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) where she stayed for nearly 10 years. Her roles included setting up the network of East European offices after the fall of the Berlin Wall and working on the global strategy for the Audit practice when they merged with Price Waterhouse. She completed an MSc in Organisational and Social Psychology at the LSE and then continued to complete her PhD. Her thesis was about how people make complex decisions in the absence of reliable information – in that case the MMR vaccine controversy. Following her PhD, she lectured in the Department of Social Psychology for three years as a Teaching Fellow.


Joe Strong

Joe Strong is a PhD Candidate in Population Studies / Demography. His current project explores the relationships between men, masculinities, emergency contraception and abortion-related care in Ghana. For more information, visit the project website: His working interests are focused on masculinities, gender and sexual and reproductive health and rights. In particular, he focuses on abortion-related care. Recent projects have included a multi-country study of adolescent abortion trajectories in partnership with Ipas and as a consultant for the WHO on maternal, newborn and child healthcare. 


Professor Alex Voorhoeve 

Alex Voorhoeve is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method. He studied economics and philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Cambridge University, and UCL. He joined the LSE in 2004 and has worked here ever since, though he has held visiting positions at Harvard (2008-09), Princeton (2012-13) and the National Institutes of Health, U.S. (2016-17). His research covers decision theory, moral psychology, and the theory and practice of fair distribution, with particular application to the allocation of resources for health. He has served on the WHO Consultative Committee on Equity and Universal Health Coverage.


About the Chair

Dr Justin Parkhurst 

Justin Parkhurst is an Associate Professor of Global Health Policy in the LSE Department of Health Policy. He is co-director of the MSc in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing programme, and the current serving Chair of the LSE Global Health Initiative. Dr Parkhurst’s research interests lie in global health politics and policy, as well as the political nature of evidence use to inform policy decisions. He recently led a 5-year programme of work on Getting Research Into Policy in Health (the GRIP-Health programme) funded by the European Research Council – which has produced a number of outputs and publications (most open access) on the politics and governance of evidence. He is currently leading (jointly with Dr Clare Wenham) a Wellcome Trust supported project on Building the Case for Health Sciences Research in Africa (2018-2020). He was also a co-investigator on the recently completed LINK-Data for Decision Making project - – a DFID-supported programme of work that strengthens the use of data for malaria decision-making in Africa. 


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