Rosanna Le Voir

I'm a doctoral researcher at the Department of Methodology, London School of Economics and Political Science. My research focuses on the sexual and reproductive health of people displaced by conflict, using mixed methods. I'm interested in issues of measurement and the politics of knowledge production, and using better evidence to strengthen policy and service design. My PhD is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, and supervised by Professor Ernestina Coast and Associate Professor Tiziana Leone.


My professional background spans senior management and technical roles in humanitarian response and international development. I previously lived in Iraq, leading Save the Children's strategy to respond to the needs of conflict-affected children and communities. At Options, I provided technical assistance to governments, UN agencies and civil society partners in Africa, to strengthen evidence-based policy and programming for women's and children's health.

I currently do part-time consultancy work alongside my PhD research. Recent projects include technical assistance to Save the Children's Ukraine refugee response in Poland; designing a Gates Foundation-funded study on primary health care financing in Nigeria; and a review of Save the Children's global humanitarian fund.

I'm a member of the British Society for Population Studies (BSPS), Population Association of America (PAA), and International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). I'm also a Research Affiliate of the Internal Displacement Research Programme and participate in the Population, Health & Armed Conflict (PHAC) network.

I have a MSc in Social Research Methods and MSc in Population and Development, both from LSE. My undergraduate degree was BA Human Sciences from the University of Oxford.

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Le Voir, R. Contraceptive access in displacement: a theoretical framework and case study. [manuscript in preparation]

Le Voir, R. (2023). Leaving no one behind: displaced persons and Sustainable Development Goal indicators on sexual and reproductive health. Population Research and Policy Review, 42(77).

Le Voir, R. (2022). Measuring contraceptive use in a displacement-affected population using the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey: the case of Iraq. Journal of Migration and Health, 6(100114).

Burzynski, E., Nam, S., & Le Voir, R. (2016). Barriers and motivations to voluntary blood donation in sub-Saharan African settings: A literature review. ISBT Science Series, 11(2), 73-81.

Lebbie, S., Le Voir, R., Tom-Kargbo, J., Yilla, M., Kamara, A., & Nam, S. (2016). Using evidence to strengthen accountability for health financing in Sierra Leone. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 135(3), 380-384.

Blogs and reports

Weihmayer, M., Le Voir, R., & Cardona-Fox, G. (2022, May 5). Data with a Purpose? Reflecting on the UN High Level Panel on Internal Displacement's Recommendation on IDP Data [Blog post].

Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP). (2019). Response to the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis: Evaluation. AHP Support Unit, Save the Children Australia, & Oxfam Australia.

Nam, S.L., Thomas, C., Yumkella, F., Le Voir, R., Karim, A., Yilla, M., & Kamara, S. (2016). Health system resilience: Addressing mistrust in Sierra Leone. London: Options.

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