Dissertation (Research Project)
Our MSc in Global Health has a strong research component. The dissertation or research project allows students to develop an area of expertise through in-depth focus on a topic of their particular interest.
Students can gain first-hand research experience with one of our overseas partner institutions. With the support of a research supervisor, students are expected to learn and work independently, access and critique information from a variety of sources, and competently design and report a research project. Students will be also required to obtain the necessary ethics approvals when needed.
Examples of recent publications from our students:
K Midtbo, CJ Jones, M Kapasa, B Vwalika, H Rabe. Barriers to implementation of placental transfusion of babies at birth in Zambia. www.ajrh.info/index.php/ajrh/article/view/3139.
Banda GT, Deribe K, Davey GHow can we better integrate the prevention, treatment, control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases with other health interventions? A systematic reviewBMJ Global Health 2021;6:e006968. https://gh.bmj.com/content/6/10/e006968.citation-tools
Hannah Masraf, Temesgen Azemeraw, Meseret Molla, Christopher Iain Jones, Stephen Bremner, Moses Ngari, James A Berkley, Esther Kivaya, Greg Fegan, Abreham Tamiru, Abebe Kelemework, Trudie Lang, Melanie J Newport, Gail Davey, 2020 Excess mortality among people with podoconiosis: secondary analysis of two Ethiopian cohorts, Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 114, Issue 12, December 2020, Pages 1035–1037, DOI: 10.1093/trstmh/traa150 https://academic.oup.com/trstmh/article/114/12/1035/6000683?login=true
Suzie Lane, Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson & Arianne Shahvisi (2020) Impacts of the Global Gag Rule on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Global South: A scoping review, Global Public Health, DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2020.1840611 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17441692.2020.1840611
Emma Robertson, Andrew Bambala, Aubrey C. Kalungia, Sarah Marshall, Patience Mbozi & Derick Munkombwe (2020) Prescribers’ experiences of, and attitudes to, use of morphine for palliative care at a tertiary hospital in Zambia, Hospital Practice, 48:2, 86-91, DOI: 10.1080/21548331.2020.1733318
St Clair-Sullivan, N., Mwamba, C., Whetham, J., Bolton Moore, C., Darking, M., & Vera, J. (2019). Barriers to HIV care and adherence for young people living with HIV in Zambia and mHealth. mHealth, 5, 45. https://doi.org/10.21037/mhealth.2019.09.02
Phillips C, Samuel A, Tiruneh G, Deribe K, Davey G. The impact of acute adenolymphangitis in podoconiosis on caregivers: A case study in Wayu Tuka woreda, Oromia, Western Ethiopia. 'If she was healthy, I would be free.'. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Jul 8;13(7):e0007487. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007487. PMID: 31283763; PMCID: PMC6638979