BSc, BA, MPH, PhD
Researcher in Health Interventions (Part-time)
I am a mixed methods researcher with a PhD in public health. I joined the department in 2018 and have been involved in developing an intervention to help people who have experienced a stroke or TIA to measure their blood pressure at home (The BP-Together study). The randomised controlled trial (RCT) to test whether this intervention enables optimal blood pressure control in the stroke population is currently underway and I will be leading the process evaluation work on this. In addition, in 2019, I conducted a qualitative interview study with chief investigators of large, multi-site RCTs funded by the NIHR exploring how they choose their research sites. I am a tutor on the Qualitative Research Methods courses run by the department.
Previously I was a post-doc researcher at Imperial College studying the experiences of people living with HIV in London, in light of changing guidelines for HIV care and the clinical transformation of HIV from a degenerative and fatal infection to a chronic condition.
I completed my PhD in 2013 at Imperial College London. My thesis investigated the relationship between labour migration and HIV in India and how it changes over the life course of migrant families, using qualitative and quantitative methods.
The effectiveness of demand creation interventions for voluntary male medical circumcision for
prevention in sub‐Saharan Africa: a mixed methods systematic review
Ensor S. et al, (2019), Journal of the International AIDS Society, 22
From activism to secrecy: Contemporary experiences of living with HIV in London in people diagnosed from 1986 to 2014
(2018), Health Expectations, 21, 1134 - 1141
Patient perspectives on the HIV continuum of care in London: a qualitative study of people diagnosed between 1986 and 2014
Bruton J. et al, (2018), BMJ Open, 8, e020208 - e020208
Migration as a risk and a livelihood strategy: HIV across the life course of migrant families in India
Rai T. et al, (2017), Global Public Health, 12, 381 - 395
Complex routes into HIV care for migrant workers: a qualitative study from north India
Rai T. et al, (2015), AIDS Care, 27, 1418 - 1423