Department of Education

Dr Anne Geniets

Research Fellow

College Affiliation: Kellogg College

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Funded Research Projects:

  • Evidence network on technology-enhanced community health worker training in LMICs (CI)

    2017-2018

  • An evaluation of a serious mobile game to improve trainee nurses knowledge and skills in emergency neonatal care in Kenyan teaching hospitals (CI, with N. Winters, C. Paton, M. English & G. Irimu)

    Oct 2016 – Mar 2018

    University of Oxford Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF). Budget: £61,000

  • KCL - Oxford Symposium on Ethics of innovative technologies for improving health in low-income countries (CI) (with S. Venkatapuram & N. Winters)

    Oct – Nov 2016

    Wellcome Trust Society & Ethics Small Grant. Budget: £2,700

  • go_girl: Code+Create (Co-PI) (with Niall Winters)

    2015 – 2018

    IT Innovation Challenges Fund, £90,000 (2015-16), Goldman Sachs Gives (2017-18)

  • “Hidden” Children and the Politics of Poverty: Addressing Child Abuse in the Context of Disability in Kenya (Co-PI with N. Winters)

    Sept 2015 - Sept 2016

    Oxford University John Fell Fund. Budget: £60,000

  • The Global News Challenge

    Mar – Nov 2011

    TECT Career Development Grant. Budget: £20,000

  • Trust in news media after the revolution: The case of Egypt (Co-PI) (with R. Piccard)

    John Fell Fund. Budget: £7000

Publications:

  • Featured Publications

    • Winters, N, O'Donovan, J, Geniets, A (2018) “A new era for community health in countries of low and middle income?”, The Lancet. Global health.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/s2214-109x(18)30072-x

    • Winters, N, Langer, L, Geniets, A (2018) “Scoping review assessing the evidence used to support the adoption of mobile health (mHealth) technologies for the education and training of community health workers (CHWs) in low-income and middle-income countries.”, BMJ open.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019827

    • Winters, N, Langer, L, Geniets, A (2017) “Physical, psychological, sexual, and systemic abuse of children with disabilities in East Africa: Mapping the evidence.”, PloS one.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184541

    • Geniets, A (2016) “Engaging Youth in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Through Chat Apps: Challenges and Opportunities for International News Organizations”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION.

    • Geniets, A (2013) The global news challenge: Market strategies of international broadcasting organizations in developing countries.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203082607

  • Books

  • Book chapters

    • EYNON, RE, GENIETS, A (2018) “Not All Young People “Use” the Internet: Exploring the Experiences of Ex-Use Amongst Young People in Britain”, In: A Normore, A Lahera (eds.) Crossing the Bridge of the Digital Divide: A Walk with Global Leaders.

    • Geniets, A (2015) ““Empowering Whom?” A Cyberjournalism Paradox”, In: K Meso Ayerdi, I Agirreazkuenaga Onaindia, A Larrondo Ureta (eds.) Active audiences and journalism. Analysis of the quality and regulation of the user generated contents. Bilbao: University of the Basque Country.

  • Conference papers

    • Geniets, A, Eynon, R Exploring the social impact of low and discontinued internet use among young people in Britain. American Sociological Association Annual Conference, August 2013, New York, US..

    • Geniets, A, Winters, N, Oliver, M, Lakati, A, Mbae, S A mobile intervention for training community health workers to assess the stages of child development, UCL mHealth Conference, London, 27 January 2015.

    • Geniets, A, Winters, N Practical Solutions: Providing Equitable Health Care Training for Vulnerable Populations Using Technology. Conference on Refugee Health, Green Templeton College, Oxford 23 April 2016.

    • Geniets, A, Winters, N mCHW – A mobile learning intervention for the training and supervision of CHWs in Kenya. Presentation at the Impact-Initiative Workshop on Disability, University of Cambridge, 29 February – 1 March 2016.

    • Geniets, A Power, Players, Platforms: Global Media Strategies and the Generation Challenge in the Developing World. Global Media Player Symposium, Northwestern University Qatar, Doha, 20-21 February 2015.

    • Geniets, A, Winters, N Gender, Health and Technology: Lessons from a mobile intervention for training community health workers, UNESCO Mobile learning week, Paris, 25 February 2015.

    • Geniets, A Can CyberJournalism and the Web 2.0 help the poor? Exploring structural inequalities and audiences in low income countries Keynote, Web 2.0 and Cyberjournalism Conference, Bilbao, 17-18 November 2014.

    • Geniets, A, Winters, N Geniets, A. (2014) A mobile intervention for training community health workers to assess the stages of child development: an interim evaluation, GET Health Summit, Dublin, 12–14 November 2014.

  • Journal articles

    • Winters, N, Langer, L, Geniets, A (2018) “Scoping review assessing the evidence used to support the adoption of mobile health (mHealth) technologies for the education and training of community health workers (CHWs) in low-income and middle-income countries.”, BMJ open. 8(7) e019827+.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019827

    • Winters, N, O'Donovan, J, Geniets, A (2018) “A new era for community health in countries of low and middle income?”, The Lancet. Global health. 6(5) e489-e490.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/s2214-109x(18)30072-x

    • Winters, N, Langer, L, Geniets, A (2017) “Physical, psychological, sexual, and systemic abuse of children with disabilities in East Africa: Mapping the evidence.”, PloS one. 12(9) e0184541+.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184541

    • Geniets, A (2016) “Engaging Youth in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Through Chat Apps: Challenges and Opportunities for International News Organizations”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION. 10 3570-3584.

    • Henry, JV, Winters, N, Lakati, A, Oliver, M, Geniets, A, Mbae, SM, Wanjiru, H (2016) “Enhancing the Supervision of Community Health Workers With WhatsApp Mobile Messaging: Qualitative Findings From 2 Low-Resource Settings in Kenya.”, Global health, science and practice. 4(2) 311-325.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-15-00386

    • Eynon, R, Geniets, A (2016) “The digital skills paradox: how do digitally excluded youth develop skills to use the internet?”, LEARNING MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY. 41(3) 463-479.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2014.1002845

    • Oliver, M, Geniets, A, Winters, N, Rega, I, Mbae, SM (2015) “What do community health workers have to say about their work, and how can this inform improved programme design? A case study with CHWs within Kenya.”, Global health action. 8 27168+.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.3402/gha.v8.27168

    • Oliver, M, Geniets, A, Winters, N, Rega, I, Mbae, SM (2015) “What do community health workers have to say about their work, and how can this inform improved programme design? A case study with CHWs within Kenya.”, Global health action. 8(1) 27168+.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.3402/gha.v8.27168

    • Rotheray, B, Geniets, A (2011) “International broadcasting revived: Does it merit the effort? A case study of eight developing countries”, International Journal of Digital Television. 2(3) 323-344.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1386/jdtv.2.3.323_1

    • Geniets, A (2010) “Lost in translation: Why civic online efforts in Britain have failed to engage young women from low socioeconomic backgrounds”, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION. 25(4) 398-412.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/0267323110380998

  • Reports

    • Eynon, R, Geniets, A (2012) On the Periphery? Understanding Low and Discontinued Internet Use Amongst Young People in Britain.

    • Geniets, A (2011) “Trust in international news media in partially free media environments – A case study of five markets in Africa and South Asia”, In: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) Working Paper. Oxford: University of Oxford, RISJ.

    • Geniets, A (2010) “The Global News Challenge – Assessing Changes in International Broadcast News Consumption in Africa and South Asia”, In: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) Working Paper. Oxford: University of Oxford, RISJ.

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