Sue Kelly

Susan (Sue) Kelly, PhD, MPH is an applied social scientist and global health expert working with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit. Sue has lived and worked in East Africa since 2003 supporting health programming and research that promotes the health and wellbeing of children and families in the region. Through her on-the-ground experiences in both Uganda and Tanzania, she has developed a keen interest in issues of child health and wellbeing, including the space between local realities and global discourses and agendas.

Sue is currently the field lead for social sciences research associated with the Add-Vacc Trial in northwest Tanzania.  Add-Vacc is a cluster-randomised trial (CRT) evaluating the impact of single-dose HPV vaccination of boys alongside the Tanzania national HPV girls’ vaccination program on population prevalence of HPV. Add-Vacc social sciences research includes rapid ethnography, in-depth interviews and focus group discussions, and the development and piloting of an e-Rumours tracking tool that supports study team communication, trial-related community engagement messaging and the exploration of the acceptability, barriers and delivery of male HPV vaccination in this northwest Tanzania setting.

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