Professor of Child and Family Social Work
Research interests: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals for Africa's youth, Children and HIV/AIDS, Adolescent mothers in Africa, Preventing violence against children.
Methods interests: innovative quasi-experimental designs, randomised trials, integrating African capacity-building within all research.
Lucie is Professor of Child and Family Social Work in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at Oxford University, and also at the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. She works closely with a superb team of research partners, Postdoctoral, Doctoral and Master’s researchers. Together, they collaborate with African governments and international agencies such as UNICEF, USAID-PEPFAR, the UN Development Program and the World Health Organisation, to provide evidence that can improve the lives of children and adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently leading a Global Challenges Research Fund Hub, an ERC Consolidator Grant and an MRC/DFID/GCRF joint program.
Lucie is committed to supporting early-career African researchers who want to give back to their continent, and female academics as they juggle parenthood and research.