Mrs Carolyn Blake

  • Research Assistant (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)

Biography

Carolyn Blake is a public health professional – part time researcher, part time programme advisor. Her background is in social and political sciences (BA) and global public health (MSc). She is passionate about carrying out operations research and designing interventions in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) - both at health systems, school and community level.

Most of her experience has been in Sub-Saharan Africa (8+ years), as well as Switzerland, and Moldova. She previously worked for the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (2011-2017) at the University of Basel, as well as the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Oversees Development Institute (ODI), and Concern Worldwide.

Carolyn joined the University of Glasgow in September 2018 and coordinates a formative study looking at ‘Equally Safe at School’, an intervention based on a whole school approach to preventing and responding to gender-based violence in Scottish Secondary schools (with Rape Crisis and Zero Tolerance).


Research interests

Carolyn’s research past focus and interests include adolescent and youth health, comprehensive sexuality education, maternal and newborn health, HIV/AIDS and male involvement, and accountability/governance in healthcare.

She works on mixed methods research, and endeavours to design and use research for greater social and gender justice.


Publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011
Number of items: 19.

2017

Blake, C., Bohle, L., Rotaru, C., Secula, F., Zarbailov, N. and Curteanu, A. (2017) Quality of care for non-communicable diseases: a baseline study at health facility level in Moldova. Technical Report. Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland. (Unpublished)

Kessler, C., Blake, C., Gerold, J. and Zahorka, M. (2017) Expert report on sexuality education in Switzerland relating to international guidelines and selected analogue countries. Technical Report. Public Health Services, Federal Office of Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Bern, Switzerland.

2016

Carou-Jones, V. et al. (2016) Evaluation of UNFPA Support to Adolescents and Youth 2008-2015. Technical Report. UNFPA Evaluation Office.

Blake, C., Annorbah-Sarpei, N. A., Bailey, C., Ismaila, Y., Deganus, S., Bosomprah, S., Galli, F. and Clark, S. (2016) Scorecards and social accountability for improved maternal and newborn health services: a pilot in the Ashanti and Volta regions of Ghana. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 135(3), pp. 372-379. (doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2016.10.004) (PMID:27784594)

Martin Hilber, A., Blake, C., Bohle, L. F., Bandali, S., Agbon, E. and Hulton, L. (2016) Strengthening accountability for improved maternal and newborn health: a mapping of studies in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 135(3), pp. 345-357. (doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2016.09.008) (PMID:27802869)

Winters, D., Blake, C., N'Goran, M. and Krah, M. (2016) Evaluation of UNFPA Support to Adolescents and Youth (2008-2015): Côte d’Ivoire. Technical Report. UNFPA Evaluation Office, New York.

Bailey, C., Blake, C., Schriver, M., Cubaka, V. K., Thomas, T. and Martin Hilber, A. (2016) A systematic review of supportive supervision as a strategy to improve primary healthcare services in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 132(1), pp. 117-125. (doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.10.004) (PMID:26653397)

2015

Bifuko, O. et al. (2015) Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Survey: Survey Report 2014, Democratic Republic of Congo. Technical Report. Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.

Blake, C., Cartana, L., Elouard, Y., Martin Hilber, A., Ngabire, E., Schwarz, J., Weiss, C., Ngabo, F., Nzamponimpa, A. and Merten, S. (2015) Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health: Survey Report 2014, Rwanda. Technical Report. Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.

Gerold, J., Hoop, S., Blake, C., Merten, S. and Martin Hilber, A. (2015) 'I try to avoid the boys!' Adolescents' Sexuality Representation in Rwanda, a Mixed Method Analysis. 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, Basel, Switzerland, 06-10 Sep 2015. (doi:10.1111/tmi.12575)

Schwarz, J., Blake, C., Ndabihore, N., Weiss, C., Martin Hilber, A. and Merten, S. (2015) Pregnancy in Adolescence in the Great Lakes Region: Findings from a Multi-country Survey in South Kivu (DRC), Burundi and Rwanda. 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, Basel, Switzerland, 06-10 Sep 2015. (doi:10.1111/tmi.12573)

Blake, C., Elouard, Y., Gerold, J., Martin Hilber, A., Merten, S., Ndabihore, N., Schwarz, J. and Weiss, C. (2015) Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Survey, Survey Report 2014, Burundi. Technical Report. Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.

2013

Blake, C., Cartana, L., Castro, G. and Zahorka, M. (2013) E-Learning and Continuous Education within the Health Facility Setting: Perspectives from European Esther Alliance Partners. Technical Report. Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.

2012

Samuels, F., Blake, C. and Akinrimisi, B. (2012) HIV vulnerabilities and the potential for strengthening social protection responses in the context of HIV in Nigeria. Project Report. ODI, London, UK.

2011

Schinina, G., Blake, C. and Zuodar, S. (2011) Citoyennetés, culture et santé mentale en Europe. Un aperçu des pratiques en France, en Allemagne, en Grande Bretagne, en Italie et en Suisse. TranSfaire et Cultures, 4,

Blake, C. (2011) Male participation in HIV and AIDS support groups: perspectives from the Western Province of Zambia. Project Evaluation. Technical Report. Concern Worldwide, Lusaka, Zambia. (Unpublished)

Samuels, F. and Blake, C. (2011) HIV-sensitive social protection: the case of Nigeria. Project Report. ODI, London, UK.

Davies, A. A., Borland, R. M., Blake, C. and West, H. E. (2011) The dynamics of health and return migration. PLoS Medicine, 8(6), e1001046. (doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001046) (PMID:21738448) (PMCID:PMC3124523)

Davies, A. A., Blake, C. and Dhavan, P. (2011) Social determinants and risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in South Asian migrant populations in Europe. Asia Europe Journal, 8(4), pp. 461-473. (doi:10.1007/s10308-011-0291-1)

This list was generated on Fri Feb 22 13:51:27 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 19.

Articles

Blake, C., Annorbah-Sarpei, N. A., Bailey, C., Ismaila, Y., Deganus, S., Bosomprah, S., Galli, F. and Clark, S. (2016) Scorecards and social accountability for improved maternal and newborn health services: a pilot in the Ashanti and Volta regions of Ghana. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 135(3), pp. 372-379. (doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2016.10.004) (PMID:27784594)

Martin Hilber, A., Blake, C., Bohle, L. F., Bandali, S., Agbon, E. and Hulton, L. (2016) Strengthening accountability for improved maternal and newborn health: a mapping of studies in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 135(3), pp. 345-357. (doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2016.09.008) (PMID:27802869)

Bailey, C., Blake, C., Schriver, M., Cubaka, V. K., Thomas, T. and Martin Hilber, A. (2016) A systematic review of supportive supervision as a strategy to improve primary healthcare services in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 132(1), pp. 117-125. (doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.10.004) (PMID:26653397)

Schinina, G., Blake, C. and Zuodar, S. (2011) Citoyennetés, culture et santé mentale en Europe. Un aperçu des pratiques en France, en Allemagne, en Grande Bretagne, en Italie et en Suisse. TranSfaire et Cultures, 4,

Davies, A. A., Borland, R. M., Blake, C. and West, H. E. (2011) The dynamics of health and return migration. PLoS Medicine, 8(6), e1001046. (doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001046) (PMID:21738448) (PMCID:PMC3124523)

Davies, A. A., Blake, C. and Dhavan, P. (2011) Social determinants and risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in South Asian migrant populations in Europe. Asia Europe Journal, 8(4), pp. 461-473. (doi:10.1007/s10308-011-0291-1)

Research Reports or Papers

Blake, C., Bohle, L., Rotaru, C., Secula, F., Zarbailov, N. and Curteanu, A. (2017) Quality of care for non-communicable diseases: a baseline study at health facility level in Moldova. Technical Report. Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland. (Unpublished)

Kessler, C., Blake, C., Gerold, J. and Zahorka, M. (2017) Expert report on sexuality education in Switzerland relating to international guidelines and selected analogue countries. Technical Report. Public Health Services, Federal Office of Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Bern, Switzerland.

Carou-Jones, V. et al. (2016) Evaluation of UNFPA Support to Adolescents and Youth 2008-2015. Technical Report. UNFPA Evaluation Office.

Winters, D., Blake, C., N'Goran, M. and Krah, M. (2016) Evaluation of UNFPA Support to Adolescents and Youth (2008-2015): Côte d’Ivoire. Technical Report. UNFPA Evaluation Office, New York.

Bifuko, O. et al. (2015) Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Survey: Survey Report 2014, Democratic Republic of Congo. Technical Report. Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.

Blake, C., Cartana, L., Elouard, Y., Martin Hilber, A., Ngabire, E., Schwarz, J., Weiss, C., Ngabo, F., Nzamponimpa, A. and Merten, S. (2015) Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health: Survey Report 2014, Rwanda. Technical Report. Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.

Blake, C., Elouard, Y., Gerold, J., Martin Hilber, A., Merten, S., Ndabihore, N., Schwarz, J. and Weiss, C. (2015) Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Survey, Survey Report 2014, Burundi. Technical Report. Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.

Blake, C., Cartana, L., Castro, G. and Zahorka, M. (2013) E-Learning and Continuous Education within the Health Facility Setting: Perspectives from European Esther Alliance Partners. Technical Report. Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.

Samuels, F., Blake, C. and Akinrimisi, B. (2012) HIV vulnerabilities and the potential for strengthening social protection responses in the context of HIV in Nigeria. Project Report. ODI, London, UK.

Blake, C. (2011) Male participation in HIV and AIDS support groups: perspectives from the Western Province of Zambia. Project Evaluation. Technical Report. Concern Worldwide, Lusaka, Zambia. (Unpublished)

Samuels, F. and Blake, C. (2011) HIV-sensitive social protection: the case of Nigeria. Project Report. ODI, London, UK.

Conference or Workshop Item

Gerold, J., Hoop, S., Blake, C., Merten, S. and Martin Hilber, A. (2015) 'I try to avoid the boys!' Adolescents' Sexuality Representation in Rwanda, a Mixed Method Analysis. 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, Basel, Switzerland, 06-10 Sep 2015. (doi:10.1111/tmi.12575)

Schwarz, J., Blake, C., Ndabihore, N., Weiss, C., Martin Hilber, A. and Merten, S. (2015) Pregnancy in Adolescence in the Great Lakes Region: Findings from a Multi-country Survey in South Kivu (DRC), Burundi and Rwanda. 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, Basel, Switzerland, 06-10 Sep 2015. (doi:10.1111/tmi.12573)

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