Nancy Breton

Nancy Breton

Research Student

Department of Methodology

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Key Expertise
Global public health evaluator, SGBV, Decolonial methodology

About me

Nancy is a PhD candidate in Social Research Methods supervised by Dr Flora CornishDr Audrey Alejandro, and Dr Jen Tarr.

Nancy is a global public health evaluator. She has an MPH from Tulane University and extensive experience working in global public health and development, specifically within the realm of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Nancy's perspective is informed by decolonial methodology to help identify and strengthen links between global public health, international development, anticolonial theory, and gender. From this perspective, she uses qualitative research and evaluation methods - such as discourse analysis, interviews, focus group discussions, community-based participatory research, and community asset-based mapping - to critically examine intervention design and implementation approaches in global public health and development.

Nancy's doctoral thesis focuses on collaborating with the community throughout a co-investigation of strengths and weaknesses within current Zambia-based sexual and gender-based violence interventions to therefore provide community repowering and liberatory recommendations for strengthening.

Expertise Details

Health intervention evaluation; Global public health; Sexual and gender-based violence; Decolonial methodology; Community-based participatory research; Discourse analysis; Asset-based mapping


Nancy Nyutsem Breton (2022) Reflecting on our good intentions: A critical discourse analysis of women’s health and empowerment discourses in sexual and gender-based violence policies relevant to southern Africa, Global Public Health, DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2022.2120048