Joyce Wamoyi

Joyce's picDr. Joyce Wamoyi is a Senior Social and Behavioural Research Scientist at the National Institute for Medical Research in Mwanza, Tanzania. For over 18 years, she has researched and published on various health research topic areas including: Adolescents and Young people’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) behavior; HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment uptake; Gender and sexuality; Socio-cultural aspects of HIV and Sexually transmitted infections in general; Parenting/families and child outcomes; stigma and discrimination in adolescent access to SRH services; Malaria in pregnancy; and qualitative and participatory research methods.

In her work, she has explored the dynamics of transactional sex in adolescents and young women’s sexual relationships in Tanzania. She is currently a co-leader for the Transactional Sex working group of the STRIVE research program consortium and a member of the Tanzanian adolescent health stakeholder’s working group. Dr. Wamoyi is a co-investigator for the study evaluating the mechanisms through which cash transfers impact health behavior. She is also a co-investigator on the M4ID, the Next T project, which uses innovation and Human-centred design to develop health interventions.

Dr. Wamoyi holds a Ph.D. in Social and Behavioural Sciences from the University of Southampton in the UK, an MSc. in Community Health from Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, in Ireland and a B.A in Environmental Socio-Cultural Studies from Kenyatta University in Kenya.

Dr. Wamoyi’s publications can be accessed here.


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