Lisa is a psychologist by training who specialised in international cooperation and development studies. Her main areas of expertise include gender, women’s rights, education and SRHR both in program and research related functions.
She lived for several years in Latin America where she worked closely with feminist movements, particularly on the right to safe abortion. In The Netherlands she has been more involved in research and policy making from a health systems perspective. She joined KIT Royal Tropical Institute as part of the SRHR team in 2017 and her work includes mixed methods research, capacity building and advisory work mainly in (francophone) Africa and Latin America.
Ethiopia – Amhara Region The situation of child marriage in Qewet and Bahir Dar Zurida: a focus on gender roles, parenting and young people’s future perspectives
Advocating safe abortion: outcomes of a multi‐country needs assessment on the potential role of national societies of obstetrics and gynecology
In 2019 the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) embarked on an initiative that aims to strengthen the capacity of 10 national societies of obstetrics and gynecology (ObGyn) in advocacy for safe abortion. In 2018 needs assessments that entailed a desk study, interviews, and stakeholder workshops were conducted in Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Panama, Peru, Uganda, and Zambia. The general aim of the needs assessments was to gain a deeper understanding of the contextual situation and identify the needs of ObGyn societies in relation to safe abortion advocacy. This paper provides a cross- country analysis of the outcomes of the needs assessments and reflects on the capabilities, barriers, and opportunities to strengthen this role of ObGyn societies.
Midline study in Nametil, Mogovolas District – Mozambique
Exploring possible changes in relation to child marriage and teenage pregnancy in Mozambique two and half years into the Yes I Do programme
Gaining insight into the magnitude of and factors influencing child marriage, female genital mutilation/ cutting and teenage pregnancy in Ethiopia
Situation of teenage pregnancy and child marriage among in-school and out-of-school youth in Nampula and Rapale, Mozambique
Executive Summary 2017 Performance study