Marielle Le Mat


Marielle Le Mat MSc PhD is an expert in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender, young people, and education. She carries out research, training, and advisory work in low- and middle-income countries, with a focus on countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Her research focuses on SRHR, education, and social and gender justice in sub-Saharan Africa. She obtained her PhD on comprehensive sexuality education and gender-based violence in schools in Ethiopia, from the University of Amsterdam. She has published in high-quality international academic journals and her work is widely read and used by a diverse audience. Marielle is experienced in youth participatory, qualitative, and mixed methods, and comparative research.

Marielle is an experienced teacher and trainer. She has taught various university bachelor and master courses, supervised master theses, and facilitated interactive workshops for professional audiences. In addition to research and training, Marielle has carried out advisory work on SRHR, skills education, and out-of-school youth for civil society organisations, international organisations and bilateral donors.

Marielle works in international and interdisciplinary teams and in her work she actively seeks to establish links between research, policy, and practice. With her strong analytical skills, interdisciplinary perspectives, and practical orientation, she arrives at holistic evaluations and advice. She is committed to putting her skills and expertise to use to benefit the lives of young men and women globally.