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William Rudgard

Non-Stipendiary Research Fellow
Postdoctoral Research Officer at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention

William is a social epidemiologist in the Department for Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on identifying cost-effective combinations of interventions to promote child/ adolescent health and education across Africa. He is an honorary research affiliate in the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town.

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Rudgard WE, Obiesie S (equal first author), Desmond C, Casale M, Cluver L. Assessing the cost-effectiveness of economic strengthening and parenting support for preventing violence against adolescents in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa: An economic modelling study using non-randomised data. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023. 3(8): e0001666.

Rudgard WE, Saminathen MG (equal first author), Orkin M, Banougnin BH, Toska E. Protective factors for adolescent sexual risk behaviours and experiences linked to HIV infection in South Africa: a three-wave longitudinal analysis of caregiving, education, food security, and social protection. BMC Public Health. 2023. 23, 1452.

Rudgard WE, Dzumbunu SP, Yates R, Toska E, Stockl H, Hertzog L, Emaway D, Cluver LD. Multiple Impacts of Ethiopia’s Health Extension Programme on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing: a Quasi-Experimental Study 2002-2013. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2022. 71(3), 308-316. doi: 1016/j.jadohealth.2022.04.010