Dr. Yussif Alhassan

Yussif is a researcher at the Centre for Communities and Social Justice (CCSJ) in Coventry University. He currently works on a REPLACE 2 project, which aims to understand the drivers of FGM in the EU and also design and implement interventions for tackling the practice. Previously, he worked as a Lecturer in Health Policy at London Metropolitan University. He also worked as a Health Policy Officer at Oxfam-GB. Yussif’s research interests include social determinants and measurement of health inequality, comparative health policy in Africa, social health insurance, and migrant access to health services. He also has an avid interest in researching gender-based violence, including female genital mutilation. Yussif has recently completed a PhD on social health insurance and equity of access to healthcare in low income countries. He has an MSc in Development Management from London School of Economics (LSE), and an MA in Sociology (Global Movements and Social Justice) from University of Glasgow. Yussif also has a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

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