Heidi Stöckl is the Director of the Gender Violence & Health Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Her main research is focused on the epidemiology of intimate partner violence, violence related mortality and human trafficking, including studies on the prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence among the general population, pregnant and older women, intimate partner and child homicide, trafficking for sexual exploitation, and forced marriage in Uzbekistan and China.
Her work mainly consists of large scale survey data analysis and evidence synthesis, and primary research including a randomized control trial in South Africa, cross-sectional surveys, penal file analyses, and qualitative and methodological work in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Europe. She has conducted the first prevalence study on intimate partner violence during pregnancy in Germany.
With the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit, she is currently conducting a longitudinal study on intimate partner violence in Mwanza, Tanzania.