Lori Heise named GVHC Director

Lori Heise named GVHC Director

08 December 2014
Michelle Moore

Lori Heise brings a wealth of leadership experience to her new position in GVHC.

The Gender Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) has a new director: Dr Lori Heise. An internationally recognized expert on the dimensions, causes and prevention of intimate partner violence, her career in women’s health and HIV spans more than two decades and bridges the worlds of research, policy and civil society engagement.

Currently, Lori is:

  • co-research director of the STRIVE consortium
  • a co-investigator in the What Works consortium
  • the lead on the Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse (LINEA)
  • a senior LSHTM lecturer, as well as a mentor to many younger researchers and writers

Lori brings a wealth of leadership experience to her new position in GVHC. She headed and co-designed the WHO Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence (24,000 women in 15 sites); founded the Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM) as an initiative to find a woman-centred technology for HIV prevention and directed it for over a decade; and, earlier, founded and co-directed the Centre for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), an international NGO on women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health.

Lori’s scholarly publications are available on LSHTM’s Research Online site, while the STRIVE site includes reports such as What Works to Prevent Partner Violence? and presentations such as Defining and measuring partner violence.

Launching The Lancet special series on VAWG Washington DC, December 2014