Jenny Chen-Charles

Jenny is an adolescent health researcher who graduated from her Master’s in the Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. As a Research Coordinator as part of Professor Lucie Cluver’s Research Group, Jenny ensures research integrity and data management for multiple projects focused on vulnerable children and adolescents. She leads and coordinates ethics applications and data management for projects within the UKRI GCRF Accelerating Achievements for Africa’s Adolescents Hub. She supports research activities and research tools development for the HEY BABY study on adolescent mothers and their children, and contributes and coordinates publications and dissemination.  

Jenny is currently also a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Cape Town, under the supervision of Professor Linda-Gail Bekker and A/Professor Elona Toska. Her research is focused on the effectiveness and acceptability of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention amongst adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa.  

At the department, Jenny also contributes as a reviewer for the Department Research Ethics Committee, and represents researchers at the IT Committee.  

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