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Sharmani Barnard

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PhD Candidate

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Tel: +44 (0)207 848 5052

Office: Room 2.63 Weston Education Centre, 10 Cutcombe Rd, London SE5 9RJ


Sharmani left a career teaching and course management in Further Education to enter the field of Global Health, gaining a Masters in the Control of Infectious Diseases from London school of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2012. Since completing the MSc she has worked on several projects in multiple fields including Water and Sanitation, Family Planning, Abortion, Sexual Health and e-Health. Her PhD is titled: Investigating Access to Online Services for STI Self-Sampling at Home. It aims to describe differential use of online services for STI self-sampling between socio-demographic groups and to differentiate the factors that influence the use online services from those that influence the use of clinic services for STI testing.

Sharmani contributes to teaching in Research Methods and Water and Sanitation for the Global Health MSc and intercalated iBSc.  She has also contributed to Research Methods teaching in Tanzania as part of a North/South partnership for health training (Partnerships London-Mtwara).

Selected Publications

Kim C, Barnard S, Neilson J, Hickey M, Vazquez JC, Dou L. Medical treatments for incomplete miscarriage. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD007223. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007223.pub4

Barnard S, Kim C, Park MH, Ngo TD. Doctors or mid-level providers for abortion. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD011242. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011242.pub2.

Barnard S, Routray P, Majorin F, Peletz R, Boisson S, Sinha A, et al. (2013) Impact of Indian Total Sanitation Campaign on Latrine Coverage and Use: A Cross-Sectional Study in Orissa Three Years following Programme Implementation. PLoS ONE 8(8): e71438.

Majorin F, Freeman MC, Barnard S, Routray P, Boisson S, Clasen T (2014) Child Feces Disposal Practices in Rural Orissa: A Cross Sectional Study. PLoS ONE 9(2): e89551.

Barnard, S; Turner, K; Looker, K; Bakolis, I; Free, C; Baraitser, Equity of access to online sexually transmitted infection self-sampling services in Lambeth and Southwark: An early view of the data.

Poster presented at BASHH 2016, June 10-12, Oxford, UK. 

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