Manna Mostaghim

Manna Mostaghim

PhD student

Department of Health Policy

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English, Farsi
Key Expertise
Sexual and Reproductive Health, Health Equality

About me

Manna Mostaghim is a researcher on the provision and politics of sexual and reproductive health in the UK. She has researched the access and rights that individuals have within the frameworks and institutions that govern contraception and assisted reproductive treatments within the NHS.

Her research on the provision of sexual and reproductive health within the NHS has been conducted within her PhD and with external organisations such as the Reproductive Justice Initiative (formerly Decolonising Contraception) and Abortion Rights.

Beyond her focus on sexual and reproductive health, she has also assisted projects within LSE’s Health Policy Department on pandemic preparedness (with an especial focus on gender). She conducted research on maternal and infant nutrition in Nepal for UNICEF. As well as assisting on a project that provided the Welsh Government an overview of the reforms to NHS Dental in Wales at Bangor University.   


Dissertation title:

Fat Patients and Fertility: Is NICE Clinical Guidance 156 'unjustifiably extrapolated' to limit IVF for women with a high BMI?


Dissertation supervisor(s):

Dr Clare Wenham, Professor Andrew Street, Dr Cressida Auckland 




  • Dixon J, Lorenz-Dant K, Stubbs E, Harrison Dening K, Mostaghim M, Casson D. Registered care home managers' experiences of responding to the national care home visiting guidance in England during the Covid-19 pandemic; a multi-method qualitative study. BMC Geriatrics. 2023 Apr 19;23(1):236

Noted Assistance

  • Parkhurst J, Ghilardi L, Webster J, Snow R W, Lynch C A, Competing interests, clashing ideas and institutionalizing influence: insights into the political economy of malaria control from seven African countries, Health Policy and Planning, February 2021, 36(1): 35–44.


Expertise Details

Legal and Regulatory Frameworks