Mark Marchant has studied, worked and lived in Kenya and Tanzania since 2008, with research consulting firms, think tanks and non-profits. This experience in policy research spaces lends itself to his teaching on health policy at LSHTM. He also worked as a research consultant for UZIKWASA, a civil society organisation in Pangani, Tanzania engaging communities in developing grassroots leadership capacity for GVP prevention. With a background in political theory, his main research focus at LSHTM is on community engagement in gender violence prevention and emergent disease outbreaks. He works closely with PAVE, a collaborative group studying the Politics and Anthropology of Violence & Epidemics.