Katy Footman

Katy Footman

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

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Key Expertise
Sexual and reproductive health and rights, Abortion, Health systems

About me

Research topic: 

Method choice in abortion care in the UK

Katy is a PhD candidate in Demography and Population Studies. Her doctoral research uses mixed methods to examine changes in abortion method choice in the UK and factors at the health system, provider and individual level that are influencing these trends.  Katy received her undergraduate degree in Geography and International Development from the University of Sussex and a Masters degree in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the LSE and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She also holds a Masters in Social Research Methods from the LSE, completed as part of the Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 PhD Studentship in Demography. She has eight years of experience working in research and in the translation of evidence into programmes and policy at MSI, a sexual and reproductive health NGO, and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her previous research has focussed on health system performance; maternal health; evaluation of sexual and reproductive health care interventions; pharmacy provision and self-management of medication abortion.


Supervisors: Professor Ernestina Coast; Dr Tiziana Leone


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Expertise Details

Sexual and reproductive health and rights; Abortion; Health systems; Evaluation; Mixed methods research