Stephanie is an MPhil/PhD student in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with High Honors in 2017 with a Bachelor's in Science and Technology Studies.
She also has a MSc in Global Health & Social Justice (Distinction) from King's. Her work focuses on global health issues surrounding infant and maternal healthcare.
Thesis title: 'Examining the Availability and Accessibility of Effective Antenatal Ultrasound in South Africa: A Study Using Geospatial Analysis'
This study aims to use geographic information systems (GIS) to map the availability and accessibility of antenatal ultrasound for the detection of congenital anomalies in South Africa. The map developed in this study will provide important data to help determine a correlation between the detection of congenital anomalies and relevant socioeconomic factors, including education level, income status, and ethnicity.
The research, therefore, aims to understand the level of accessibility of effective antenatal ultrasound scans and the social, political, economic, and geographic barriers which limit one’s ability to receive an effective scan.