Lucia Collen

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Health and Social Care
 Lucia Collen


Ask me about
  • Sexual and reproductive health issues
  • Family health
  • Midwifery issues


I am a Registered Nurse, Midwife, and a Public Health Specialist with a strong record of research on sexual and reproductive health of young women. Currently a PhD student, and I am using Ethnographic and Participatory Action Research approaches to understand how rural women in Malawi share sexual and reproductive health information from the perspective on three generations. I am also particularly interested in decolonising methodologies, as well as giving a voice to the voiceless. I am also a volunteer with Special Olympics on health promotion.


  • MSc in Public Health Glasgow Caledonian University (UK) (2014)

  • BSc in Community Health Nursing University of Malawi (2003)

  • University Certificate in Midwifery University of Malawi (1995)

  • Diploma in General Nursing University of Malawi (1994)

Research and professional activities


Understanding intergenerational sexual and reproductive health communication in a rural community of Malawi: An Ethnographic and Participatory Action study

Supervisor: Professor Gill Green , Dr. Lindsey Nicholls

Research interests

Sexual and reproductive health issues of indigenous women

I am interested in sexual and reproductive health issues of indigenous women, studies promoting indigenous knowledge, and those on decolonising methodologies.



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