PhD Candidate in Demography and Population Studies

London School of Economics and Political Science

I am a mixed methods specialist and current PhD Candidate with an ESRC scholarship. My research areas focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender, adolescence and mixed methodologies. I have a strong background in designing and conducting qualitative research, including focus groups and interviews, predominantly in LMICs. I also have good experience working with large datasets (particularly DHS and PMA2020 datasets), and can perform standard statistical analyses using R. I am able to work across sectors and organisations and have a track record of producing varying types of publications, including peer-reviewed articles, blog-posts, and internal consultancy reports, as well as in organising events and key stakeholder meetings for collaboration, collection and dissemination of research.



Coast, E., S. Lattof & J. Strong (2019) "Puberty and menstruation knowledge among young adolescents in low- and middle-income countries: A scoping review". International Journal of Public Health.

Blog posts

Looking beyond Padman: A need to empower girls during menstruation and puberty. South Asia @ LSE


Selected Work

Occasional Research Fellow: LSE Health (May - June 2019)

  • Key support role on the LSE-led DFID Research Programme Consortia funding bid.

  • Assisted in researching, writing and editing the technical funding bid, including the creation of a Theory of Change, draft research timeframes, organogram and risk matrix.

  • Co-organised a multi-partner, two-day incubator meeting, including travel and accommodation for partners from three continents, meeting content and logistics

Technical Assistant: Improving Maternal Health Measurement Capacity and Use (IMHM) technical consultation, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, London Dec 4-7.

MSc Dissertation: "Factors associated with men's knowledge of women's sexual and reproductive health, Ghana", LSE

MSc Dissertation: "The power of context: an analysis of the data process in measuring women's empowerment in Ghana", UCL


Academic background

MSc Social Research Methods, LSE, 2017-18 - Distinction

MSc Anthropology, Environment and Development, UCL, 2015-16 - Distinction

BA(Hons) History, Durham University, 2:1


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