Madison Little

Madison Little is a DPhil Candidate in Social Intervention and the recipient of Clarendon-ESRC Advanced Quantitative Methods Award. He is examining the effectiveness and equity effects of packaged cash-plus interventions in low- and middle-income countries. His research is also investigating the influence of water and sanitation on the effectiveness of a cash-plus nutrition support programme for stunting and wasting reduction in Ethiopia. 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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Barchi F, & Little M. (2016). National ethics guidance in Sub-Saharan Africa on the collection and use of human biological specimens: A systematic review. BMC Medical Ethics, 17(64), 1-25.