Madison Little is a DPhil Candidate in Social Intervention and the recipient of Clarendon-ESRC Advanced Quantitative Methods Award. His research examines how combinations of packaged interventions can maximise country-success in meeting child wellbeing indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals. Specifically, the work investigates potential programme synergies between packaged social protection and health/education interventions in low- and middle-income countries and the influence of context in programmatic success. The goal of the research is to inform practitioners and policymakers on how to best operationalise the Sustainable Development Goals for children.
Previously, his research focused on evaluating structural HIV interventions and policies in Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular the role of foreign aid programmes in improving HIV/AIDS outcomes among adolescents and young people. Also in the region, he has evaluated bioethics systems for supporting ethically-sound clinical trials, inclusion interventions for LGBTI populations, and gender-based violence prevention programmes.
Prior to undertaking the DPhil in Social Intervention, Madison completed the MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention & Policy Evaluation (with Distinction) at the University of Oxford and graduated as Valedictorian of Rutgers University with a BSc in Public Health. In his professional work, Madison spent three years running a non-profit organisation that has worked in HIV prevention among marginalised populations in Cambodia and in AIDS-affected communities in Uganda. While at UNICEF, Madison co-edited policy briefs on childhood vulnerability in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also worked to mobilise youth in Australia for the development of a global youth advocacy agenda to place adolescents and young people at the centre of the global AIDS response.
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