Sara Belton

imageHi everyone, I’m a PhD student here at the Institute of Social Psychology, working with Dr. Catherine Campbell in the area of Health, Community and Development. I’m originally from Canada, and whilst my background is quite varied, my main areas of interest and study have been Psychology, Nursing, and Global Health. I’ve been fortunate to live, work, or study in many different parts of the world, including Canada, Japan, Uganda, Austria, and South Africa, to name a few. I’m looking forward to my time here in London and the research I’ll be doing at LSE and the ISP.

My current area of research is focused on HIV/AIDS and children in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly the barriers to testing and treating children for HIV/AIDS. Despite the significant gains in HIV/AIDS treatment and care for adults in sub-Saharan Africa over the past number of years, treatment and care for children has either lagged far behind or has not been an option at all. My work will look beyond the numbers to discover why this is the case, and what can be done about it for current and future health interventions.

Me in Niambi 2006

I’m grateful to the Canadian Institutes for Health Research for their support, and hope that my findings will be of benefit to many stakeholders, including policy makers, health care workers, and most of all, the children affected by HIV/AIDS. View my online profile