Ms Ivana Paccoud

PhD Student
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Current Insitution Location: Luxembourg

Phone Number: 352 661 288 483

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
My research focus has always been on identifying health inequalities and understanding their causes, especially those emerging from differences in socioeconomic background, ethnicity and migration status. In my past position, I worked for five years as a policy and research officer at a UK charity called NAZ dedicated to better understand the causes and consequences of ethnic disparities in sexual health outcomes and in developing interventions for better sexual health among ethnic minorities. Currently, I am in the first year of my PhD studies at the University of Luxembourg, undertaking research into the determinants of migrant access to health care services in Luxembourg.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Left-behind migrant families (Adults)
Migrant Workers (Adults)
Students (Adults)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Asylum seekers (Adults)
International migrant workers (Adults)
Refugees (Adolescents, Adults)
Resident visa holders (Adolescents, Adults)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Community participation in health
Evidence-based reviews
Health and human rights
Health communication
Health policy
Health promotion/ Health education
Health systems research
Mental health
Preventive medicine
Primary health care
Public Health
Refugee health
Sexual and reproductive health

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Migrant Access to Health Care services in Luxembourg 2018 European Economic AreaLuxembourg Principal Investigator To improve health care services for the migrant population in Luxembourg; to understand the impact of cultural, social and economic capitals on health care services
Sexual health knowledge, attitudes and practices among black, Asian and minority ethnic groups In the UK 2015 European Economic AreaUnited Kingdom Research Staff To better understand the sexual health knowledge, attitudes and practices among BAME population; to design and implement sexual health programmes that are tailored to the needs of different BAME communities
Latin Americans: a case for better access to sexual health services 2014 European Economic AreaUnited Kingdom Co-Investigator To improve the access to sexual health services for the Latin Americans living in the UK

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Sexual abuse and HIV-risk behaviour among black and minority ethnic men who have sex with men in the UK Rusi Jaspal, Barbara Lopes, Zahra Jamal, Ivana Paccoud, Parminder Sekhon 2018
HIV care for Latin American patients in London: recognising the diversity and complex needs of this minority ethnic group: a service evaluation Malika Mohabeer Hart, Lazara Dominguez Garcia, Marion Wadibia, Ivana Paccoud, Carlos Corredor, Charlotte Cohen 2016
Latin Americans: a case for better access to sexual health services Lucia Granada, Ivana Paccoud 2014
Interventions for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) from selected Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities: Topic Overview Ivana Paccoud 2014
The impact of the welfare reform on people living with HIV Ivana Paccoud 2014