Alyson Hillis

Alyson Hillis
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine | LSHTM · Department of Health Services Research and Policy

PhD

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Introduction
Research Assistant at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Currently working on Normalisation Process Theory. Interests lie in implementation science, sexual health, HIV prevention, sex tourism, human rights, vulnerable groups, prisoners' health, low and middle income countries

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Publications (14)
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The Internet offers increased availability and accessibility of medicinal pharmaceuticals including those containing opioids, sedatives and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) drugs through both legal and illegal routes. Sourcing concerns have been further heightened due to the current severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (COVID-19) pandemic...
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Background: Normalization Process Theory (NPT) identifies mechanisms that have been demonstrated to play an important role in implementation processes. It is now widely used to inform feasibility, process evaluation, and implementation studies in healthcare and other areas of work. This qualitative synthesis of NPT studies aims to better understand...
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Sourcing and self-medication of medicinal pharmaceuticals including those containing opioids obtained from non-regulated online suppliers is a serious public health issue. The main concerns include a lack of quality control, drug side effects, drug interactions, diversion and possible pathway to drug dependence. The internet offers increased availa...
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Purpose - This paper aims to contribute to sex tourism literature by placing it into a contemporary context of globalisation, harm reduction and disease migration. Design/methodology/approach - The paper takes a public health and social science approach to map sex tourism, drawing on sex worker and tourist situations alongside global forces inclu...
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Purpose: This paper contributes to sex tourism literature by placing it into a contemporary context of globalisation, harm reduction and disease migration. Design/methodology/approach: The paper takes a public health and social science approach to map sex tourism, drawing on sex worker and tourist situations alongside global forces including techno...
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Introduction: Chemsex is a specific form of sexualised drug use (SDU) that is an emerging public health issue among men who have sex with men (MSM). Although the recent focus on chemsex is a reflection of the associated harms it is important to understand SDU more broadly and its associations with risk behaviours. Additionally, some of the reasons...
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This viewpoint offers a commentary on the status of Nepalese children of migrant workers in the brick kilns of the construction industry and the potential impacts of COVID-19 on their lives. The paper identifies a temporal cycle of movement in the life of a child from a migrant working family with the variances that need to be taken into considerat...
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Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) involves HIV negative individuals taking antiretroviral drugs to reduce the probability of infection if exposed and is available through the IMPACT trial in England. This study aimed to explore MSM and service provider (SP) perspectives on provision and accessibility of PrEP in Northern and Central England. 20 MSM an...
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In Nepal, internal migration by the poorest families for employment, including to the brick kilns of the construction industry has been identified as a policy and research priority by the Government of Nepal. While support for children’s education is considered vital to reduce risk to child labour Nepalese children’s access to education is sporadic...
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Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an evidence-based new biomedical HIV prevention intervention, which involves the pre-emptive use of daily (or event-based) antiretroviral drugs, to reduce risk of HIV acquisition if exposed. PrEP has recently been positioned as an integral prevention tool to reduce HIV acquisition risk among men who have sex with...
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This paper explores experiences of Nepalese children of seasonal migrant workers in brick kilns and the particular vulnerabilities they face, as child labourers, as unpaid workers engaging informally in brick production or household work to the support family economy, or as children left behind in poor communities with varying support. The review p...
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COVID-19 has closed borders and halted trade across industries, including sex tourism. With the waning of the pandemic, we anticipate a surge in risky sexual behaviour, reigniting international to domestic and community disease transmission and migration. This is a call to action to scale-up preparedness for the future diversification of contagious...
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Background: Many jurisdictions globally have no specific prison policy to guide prison management and prison staff in relation to the special needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) prisoners despite the United Nations for the Treatment of Prisoners Standard Minimum Rules and the updated 2017 Yogyakarta Principles on the Application...
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Purpose Sub-Saharan African prisons have seen a substantial increase in women prisoners, including those incarcerated with children. There is very little strategic literature available on the health situation and needs of women prisoners and their circumstantial children in Malawi. The study aims to explore this issue. Design/methodology/approach...

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To examine children's lives, their health, education and social experiences in the context of family migration for work
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The status of Nepalese children of families who seasonally migrate in-country for employment in brick kilns is precarious. Despite child labour being illegal in Nepal, children are conspicuously involved in paid and unpaid work in this hazardous occupation, and face specific barriers to engagement in education.