Leah Kenny

Leah Kenny

Research Officer

Centre for Women, Peace and Security

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Key Expertise
Violence, Gender, Health, Sexual and Reproductive

About me

Leah Kenny is a Research Officer within the Centre for Women, Peace and Security. Here she works as part of the methodological innovations research programme of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub, where she helps coordinate and carry out research for the case country setting research. She joined LSE in 2020.

Before joining LSE, Leah worked as a Research Assistant at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) based within the Global Health Department and as part of the Gender, Violence and Health Centre (GVHC). Here she managed a qualitative social norms research project based in North Eastern Kenya, to inform interventions to improve access to and uptake of family planning amongst nomadic pastoralist communities. During her time at the LSHTM, she also worked with colleagues researching the intersections between violence against women and violence against children; violence against women in public spaces in Sri Lanka (with Oxfam UK); and child marriage practices in Somalia. Leah has an MSc in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research from the LSHTM, and a BSc in Human Sciences from University College London (UCL). She has previously worked in secondary school settings and health and social care services research, across different London Boroughs.

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Expertise Details

Violence; Gender; Health; Sexual and Reproductive