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Department of Development Studies

Lucy Stackpool-Moore

BA (Harvard), MA (Sussex), LLM (Birkbeck)


Lucy Stackpool Moore
Lucy Stackpool-Moore
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Thesis title:
'Narratives of Human Rights: Universal concepts brought into focus through lenses of life stories'
Internal Supervisors

External Supervisors

Matthew Weait (Birkbeck)


Before starting her PhD, Lucy was the HIV Officer for Stigma with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) based in London. She has supported the rollout of The People Living with HIV Stigma Index in the UK and coordinated the international partnership that guides the rollout of the Index around the world. With IPPF Lucy was also researching and developing advocacy work on HIV and human rights, law and social justice including on issues relating to the criminalisation of HIV transmission. Prior to IPPF, Lucy was with Panos as the HIV Policy and Programme Officer, with a focus on HIV communication, learning and teaching for social change, pastoralism and communication for development. Lucy has worked as youth worker and life skills educator with out-of-school young people in Sydney Australia, as an adult educator in Mozambique and facilitator of outdoor experiential education in the USA, and as a researcher with the Institute of Development Studies and the Sussex University School of Education.

PhD Research

In a participatory action research approach, I intend to work alongside in-country colleagues to explore and understand individual concepts of human rights within the context of stigma and discrimination relating to HIV.


International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)