The UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health

Tim Shand

Tim Shand

Tim Shand

PhD Student

PhD Student, Institute of Global Health

Tim Shand is a practitioner, researcher, activist and social entrepreneur, focusing on health, gender equality and development. His PhD research through IGH explores men’s engagement in sexual and reproductive health and rights, particularly contraceptive use, family planning, HIV and STIs in Southern Malawi. His supervisors are Professor Sarah Hawkes, Dr Shema Tariq and Dr David Dunn. Tim is interested in questions of how male gender norms, power dynamics and patriarchy, narratives on sex and sexual pleasure and health system structures influence men’s attitudes and behaviours related to SRH and women’s autonomy. Tim is Co-founder and Director of ShandClarke Consulting, which advises international organisations on their work on gender equality and global health. He has over 15 years professional experience implementing SRH programs, research, policy advocacy and campaigns, through his work at the WHO in Geneva, International Planned Parenthood Federation in London, Sonke Gender Justice in South Africa, and Georgetown University Institute of Reproductive Health and Promundo in the United States. He is on the Expert Advisory Group of Queen’s University Belfast’s INVOLVE_FP initiative, and the Men's Health Literacy study at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and is an Associate of the Men’s Health Forum UK. He is active in community-based projects and initiatives in his local area in South East London.

Selected Papers and Publications Shand, T., & Marcell, A. (2021). Engaging men in sexual and reproductive health. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health. Oxford University Press. doi:

Baker, P., & Shand, T. (2017). Men's health: time for a new approach to policy and practice?. Journal of global health, 7(1), 010306.

Shand, T., Hopkins, J., Zamir, J., Marcell, A. V., & Perlson, S. (2017). Global sexual and reproductive health service package for men and adolescent boys. International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Stern, E., Pascoe, L., Shand, T., & Richmond, S. (2015). Lessons learned from engaging men in sexual and reproductive health as clients, partners and advocates of change in the Hoima district of Uganda. Culture, health & sexuality, 17 Suppl 2(sup2), S190–S205.

Selected Talks Opportunities, challenges and countervailing narratives: Exploring men’s gendered involvement in contraception and family planning in Southern Malawi. Webinar hosted by the INVOLVE_FP project, Queen's University Belfast, May 2021

TEDx talk: Engaging Men in Sexual Rights for Everyone, TEDx Barcelona Women, Barcelona, December 2013.