Researcher Adolescent Health and Adolescent Participation
I am a graduate of the first cohort of the Oxford MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine. My qualitative research placement project “Perceptions and experiences of adolescent pregnancy in refugee and migrant communities on the Thai-Myanmar border” offered me the opportunity to work with vulnerable adolescents in a low resource setting. As an independent researcher I contribute to projects aiming to improve adolescent health and encourage adolescent participation in research and policy development. Recently I organised adolescent advisory groups in sub-Saharan Africa to inform and align research priorities and linked services with adolescents’ priorities for the UKRI GCRF Accelerating Achievement for Africa’s Adolescents Research Hub. Currently I support a team of early career Liberian researchers and IHTM alumni to generate locally relevant evidence, assess evidence gaps and identify research priorities in Maternal and Neonatal Health in Liberia (OMNeo Health Liberia).
Asnong, C., Fellmeth, G. , Plugge, E. , San Wai, N. , Pimanpanarak, M. , Paw, M. Kho, Charunwatthana, P. , Nosten, F. , and McGready, R. , “Adolescents’ perceptions and experiences of pregnancy in refugee and migrant communities on the Thailand-Myanmar border: a qualitative study”, Reproductive health, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 83, 2018.
Asnong, C., Van Herck, K., Lernout T., Theeten, H., Van Damme, P. (2011) “Lessons learned from a measles outbreak in Antwerp, Belgium, 2007-2008”.
Pediatr Infect Dis J 30(4):343-5.