Dr Sarah Bernays is a Senior Lecturer in Global Health at University of Sydney and an Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Sarah leads a large qualitative research programme focused on adolescent health in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her particular focus is on designing interventions that strengthen young people’s engagement with infectious disease control and treatment. She has developed long term partnerships with national research institutions and leading sexual and mental health programmes working with youth in South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe as part of a collaborative effort to invest in capacity building and translating knowledge into policy and practice.
An anthropologist by training, Sarah specialises in co-designing and evaluating interventions within community-based trials.
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Bernays, S., Lanyon, C. and Paparini, S., (2020). Adolescents Living With HIV: Checking Unhelpful Terminology. Journal of Adolescent Health. P1-2.
Lanyon, C., Seeley, J., Namukwaya, S., Musiime, V., Paparini, S., Nakyambadde, H., Matama, C., Turkova, A. and Bernays, S., (2020). “Because we all have to grow up”: supporting adolescents in Uganda to develop core competencies to transition towards managing their HIV more independently. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 23, p.e25552.
Bernays, S., Tshuma, M., Willis, N., Mvududu, K., Chikeya, A., Mufuka, J., Cowan, F. and Mavhu, W., (2020). Scaling up peer‐led community‐based differentiated support for adolescents living with HIV: keeping the needs of youth peer supporters in mind to sustain success. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 23, p.e25570.
Mackworth-Young, C., Chingono, R., Mavodza, C., McHugh, G., Tembo, M., Dziva Chikwari, C., Weiss, H., Rusakaniko, S., Ruzario, S., Bernays, S. & Ferrand, R.A. (2020) ‘Here, we cannot practice what is preached’: early qualitative learning from community perspectives on Zimbabwe’s response to COVID-19. Bull World Health Organ.
Bernays, S., Lanyon, C., Dlamini, V., Ngwenya, N., & Seeley, J. (2020). Being young and on the move in South Africa: how ‘waithood’ exacerbates HIV risks and disrupts the success of current HIV prevention interventions. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 1-11.
Mavhu, W., Willis, N., Mufuka, J., Bernays, S., Tshuma, M., Mangenah, C., Maheswaran, H., Mangezi, W., Apollo, T., Araya, R., Weiss, H.A. & Cowan, F. M. (2020). Effect of a differentiated service delivery model on virological failure in adolescents with HIV in Zimbabwe (Zvandiri): a cluster-randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Global Health.