School of Social and Political Science

Dr Franziska Meinck

Job Title

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)

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Building (Address)

Chrystal Macmillan Building

Street (Address)

15a George Square

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Country (Address)

UK

Post code (Address)

EH8 9LD

Research interests

Research interests

Violence against children, Sexual and gender-based violence, Intervention research, Violence prevention, Child abuse, Families and HIV, HIV/AIDS, Violence measurement, Parenting programmes, Social determinants of health, Adverse childhood experiences, Sexual risk behaviour, Mental health

Current research projects include:

Office for National Statistics (2022-2024): Developing a questionnaire and safeguarding procedure for a national prevalence study on child abuse and neglect. Principal Investigator, collaboration with Childlight and University of Greenwich.

ERC Starting Grant 2019 (2020-2025): Interrupting intergenerational violence transmission: a mixed-methods three-generational longitudinal study in South Africa (INTERRUPT_VIOLENCE). Principal Investigator, collaboration with colleagues at University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health.

Global Challenges Research Fund (2019-2024): Accelerating Achievement for Africa's Adolescents Hub. Co-Investigator with colleagues at  University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health, led by University of Oxford.

Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (2019-2023): The first national study of child abuse and neglect in Australia: prevalence, health outcomes, and burden of disease. Co-Investigator with colleagues at Queensland University of Technology

Previous research projects:

Sexual Violence Research Initiative: Developing an onlince course on violence against children measurement.  Course is available free of charge here

ESRC Rapid COVID-19 Grant (2021-2022). Domestic Abuse: Harnessing Learning Internationally under COVID19 (DAHLIA-19). Co-investigator with Claire Houghton, led by the CONNECT Centre.

ESRC Future Research Leaders Award (2017-2019): Evidence-based child abuse prevention: Developing measures for observation and evaluation in a global context.  Principal Investigator.

Please see 'Publications' Tab for an overview of my work.

 

Current PhD students:

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Topics interested in supervising

I am particularly interested in supervising students who are keen to conduct quantitative research on child, adolescent and young people populations on the topics: violence, HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, violence/HIV prevention. I particularly welcome applications from students of non-traditional academic backgrounds and from the global South. I have masses of qualitative and quantitative data on adolescent and young people's health, education, behaviour and violence exposures in South Africa and I welcome applications from students who wish to use this data for analyses.

 

 

 

Background

Franziska is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the School of Social and Political Science, Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at University of the Witwatersrand and Extraordinary Professor at North-West University, South Africa. She is currently funded by an ERC Starting Grant and a GCRF Hub Grant investigating intergenerational violence transmission, its predictors, mechanisms and prevention in South Africa. Her research also focuses on prevalence, risk and protective factors of child maltreatment in vulnerable populations in Southern Africa, health outcomes of violence exposure in childhood, childhood violence prevention and on the development and testing of global child abuse measures. In 2016 she won the ISPCAN C. Henry Kempe Award for outstanding young professional in the field of child abuse and neglect.

Prior to coming to Edinburgh, Franziska was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Evidence-Based Interventions at the University of Oxford funded by an ESRC Future Research Leader Award. Franziska holds a DPhil in Social Interventions (University of Oxford) , an MSc in Evidence-Based Social Interventions (University of Oxford) and a BA in Social Work (Free University of Bolzano-Bozen). Franziska is on the Board of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN).

 

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Ameli V, Wong G, Barlow J, Mohraz M, Meinck F, Taj L et al. How mobile health can change the contexts of living with HIV and engaging with treatment and care in Iran. Qualitative Health Research. 2024 May 10. doi: 10.1177/10497323241256865
Rudolph J, McCarthy A, Fry D, Pacella R, Monks C, Meinck F. Development of a Child Abuse Prevalence Survey & Safeguarding Procedure: Mixed Methods Research Findings. 2024.
Hunt GR, Higgins DJ, Willis ML, Mathews B, Lawrence D, Meinck F et al. The prevalence of peer sexual harassment during childhood in Australia. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2024 Apr 9;1-23. Epub 2024 Apr 9. doi: 10.1177/08862605241245368
Silima M, Meinck F. “I’ve accepted it because at the end of the day there is nothing, I can do about it”: A qualitative study exploring the experiences of women living with the HIV, intimate partner violence and mental health syndemic in Mpumalanga, South Africa. PLOS Global Public Health . 2024 Mar 16.
Franchino-Olsen H, Meinck F. International structures and competence centres for prevalence research on (sexual) violence against children and adolescents. Deutsches Jugendinstitut, 2024. doi: 10.36189/DJI202406
Franchino-Olsen H, Meinck F, Orkin M. Toward a contextually sensitive understanding of polyvictimization: A latent class analysis of violence, risks, and protections among South African adolescents from highly deprived settings. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2024 Feb 26. Epub 2024 Feb 26. doi: 10.1177/08862605241233273
Meinck F. 'Children are like vuvuzelas always ready to blow’: Exploring how to engage young children in violence research. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2024 Feb 9. Epub 2024 Feb 9. doi: 10.1177/08862605241230088
Higgins DJ, Lawrence D, Haslam DM, Matthews B, Malacova E, Erskine HE et al. Prevalence of diverse genders and sexualities in Australia and associations with five forms of child maltreatment and multi-type maltreatment. Child Maltreatment. 2024 Jan 12;1-21. Epub 2024 Jan 12. doi: 10.1177/10775595231226331
Mathews B, Finkelhor D, Pacella R, Scott JG, Higgins DJ, Meinck F et al. Child sexual abuse by different classes and types of offender: Prevalence and trends from an Australian national survey. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2024 Jan;147:1-15. 106562. Epub 2023 Dec 7. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106562
Xiao Z, Obsuth I, Meinck F, Murray AL. Relations between childhood psychological maltreatment and mental health dimensions within a higher-order model. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology. 2024 Jan;24(1):1-8. 100416. Epub 2023 Oct 7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijchp.2023.100416
Steele B, Neelakantan L, Jochim J, Davies LM, Boyes M, Franchino-Olsen H et al. Measuring violence against children: A COSMIN systematic review of the psychometric and administrative properties of adult retrospective self-report instruments on child abuse and neglect. Trauma, Violence and Abuse. 2024 Jan;25(1):183-196. Epub 2023 Jan 25. doi: 10.1177/15248380221145912
Mathews B, Papalia N, Napier S, Malacova E, Lawrence D, Higgins DJ et al. Child maltreatment and criminal justice system involvement in Australia: Findings from a national survey. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice . 2023 Dec 21;(681). doi: 10.52922/ti77215
Nation A, Pacella R, Monks C, Mathews B, Meinck F. Prevalence of violence against children in the United Kingdom: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2023 Dec;146:1-16. 106518. Epub 2023 Nov 7. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106518
Haslam DM, Malacova E, Higgins D, Meinck F, Mathews B, Thomas H et al. The prevalence of corporal punishment in Australia: Findings from a nationally representative survey. Australian Journal of Social Issues . 2023 Nov 24. Epub 2023 Nov 24. doi: 10.1002/ajs4.301
Woollett N, Christofides N, Franchino-Olsen H, Silima M, Fouche A, Meinck F. ‘Through the drawings…they are able to tell you straight’: Using arts-based methods in violence research in South Africa. PLOS Global Public Health . 2023 Oct 9;3(10):1-19. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0002209
Thurston C, Murray AL, Franchino-Olsen H, Meinck F. Prospective longitudinal associations between adverse childhood experiences and adult mental health outcomes: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. Systematic Reviews. 2023 Sept 30;12(1):1-22. 181. doi: 10.1186/s13643-023-02330-1
Neelakantan L, Fry D, Florian L, Meinck F. Adolescents’ experiences of participating in sensitive research: A scoping review of qualitative studies. Trauma, Violence and Abuse. 2023 Jul;24(3):1405-1426. Epub 2022 Jan 19. doi: 10.1177/15248380211069072
Meinck F, Neelakantan L, Steele B, Jochim J, Davies LM, Boyes M et al. Measuring violence against children: A COSMIN systematic review of the psychometric properties of child and adolescent self-report measures. Trauma, Violence and Abuse. 2023 Jul;24(3):1832-1847. Epub 2022 Apr 21. doi: 10.1177/15248380221082152
Mathews B, Meinck F, Erskine HE, Tran N, Lee H, Kellard K et al. Adaptation and validation of the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire-R2 for a national study of child maltreatment in Australia. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2023 May 1;139:106093. Epub 2023 Feb 16. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106093
Lu M, Barlow J, Meinck F, Walsh K, Wu Y. School-based child sexual abuse interventions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Research on Social Work Practice. 2023 May;33(4):390-412. Epub 2022 Jul 1. doi: 10.1177/10497315221111393
Scott JG, Malacova E, Mathews B, Haslam DM, Pacella R, Higgins DJ et al. The association between child maltreatment and mental disorders in the Australian Child Maltreatment Study. The Medical journal of Australia. 2023 Apr;218(S6):S26-S33. Epub 2023 Apr 2. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51870
Haslam DM, Lawrence DM, Mathews B, Higgins DJ, Hunt A, Scott JG et al. The Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS), a national survey of the prevalence of child maltreatment and its correlates: Methodology. The Medical journal of Australia. 2023 Apr;218(S6):S5-S12. Epub 2023 Apr 2. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51869
Mathews B, Pacella R, Scott JG, Finkelhor D, Meinck F, Higgins DJ et al. The prevalence of child maltreatment in Australia: Findings from a national survey. The Medical journal of Australia. 2023 Apr;218(S6):S13-S18. Epub 2023 Apr 2. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51873
Lawrence DM, Hunt A, Mathews B, Haslam DM, Malacova E, Dunne MP et al. The association between child maltreatment and health risk behaviours and conditions throughout life in the Australian Child Maltreatment Study. The Medical journal of Australia. 2023 Apr;218(S6):S34-S39. Epub 2023 Apr 2. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51877
Pacella R, Nation A, Mathews B, Scott JG, Higgins DJ, Haslam DM et al. Child maltreatment and health service use: Findings of the Australian Child Maltreatment Study. The Medical journal of Australia. 2023 Apr;218(S6):S40-S46. Epub 2023 Apr 2. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51892
Higgins DJ, Mathews B, Pacella R, Scott JG, Finkelhor D, Meinck F et al. The prevalence and nature of multi-type child maltreatment in Australia. The Medical journal of Australia. 2023 Apr;218(S6):S19-S25. Epub 2023 Apr 2. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51868
Franchino-Olsen H, Christofides N, Woollett N, Fouche A, Silima M, Thurston C et al. Conducting violence research across multiple family generations and with young children: Findings from a mixed-methods pilot study in South Africa. International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy and Practice. 2023 Mar 7. doi: 10.1007/s42448-023-00157-w
Jarczok M, Lange S, Meinck F, Witt A, Clemens V, Fegert JM et al. Widening epidemiological data on the prevalence of child maltreatment: Validation of the German ICAST-R in a student sample and national household survey. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2023 Mar 1;137:106038. Epub 2023 Jan 25. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106038
Cluver LD, Zhou S, Orkin M, Rudgard W, Meinck F, Langwenya N et al. Impacts of intimate partner violence and sexual abuse on antiretroviral adherence among adolescents living with HIV in South Africa. AIDS. 2023 Mar 1;37(3):503-511. Epub 2022 Dec 5. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003440
Meinck F, Woollett N, Franchino-Olsen H, Silima M, Thurston C, Fouché A et al. Interrupting the intergenerational cycle of violence: Protocol for a three-generational longitudinal mixed-methods study in South Africa (INTERRUPT_VIOLENCE). BMC Public Health. 2023 Feb 27;23:1-14. 395. doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-15168-y
Xiao Z, Obsuth I, Meinck F, Murray AL. Latent profiles of childhood psychological maltreatment and their links to adult mental health in China and the UK. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health. 2023 Feb 24;17:1-12. 30. doi: 10.1186/s13034-023-00572-4
Sherr L, Haag K, Tomlinson M, Rudgard WE, Skeen S, Meinck F et al. Understanding accelerators to improve SDG-related outcomes for adolescents: An investigation into the nature and quantum of additive effects of protective factors to guide policy making. PLoS ONE. 2023 Jan 6;1-18. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0278020
Neelakantan L, Fry D, Florian L, Silion D, Filip M, Thabeng M et al. “What does that mean?": The content validity of the ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool - Child version (ICAST-C) in Romania, South Africa, and the Philippines. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2022 Dec;134:1-13. 105869. Epub 2022 Sept 19. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2022.105869
Backhaus S, Leijten P, Meinck F, Gardner F. Different instruments, same content? A systematic comparison of child maltreatment and harsh parenting instruments. Trauma, Violence and Abuse. 2022 Nov 28. Epub 2022 Nov 28. doi: 10.1177/15248380221134290
Stanley N, Richardson Foster H, Barter C, Houghton C, Meinck F, McCabe L. Developing new portals to safety for domestic abuse survivors in the context of the pandemic. Health and Social Care in the Community. 2022 Oct 21;1-9. doi: 10.1111/hsc.14089
Meinck F (Author), Franchino-Olsen H (Author), Steele B (Author), Do PH (Author), Mathews B (Author), Neelakantan L (Author). Measuring Violence Against Children: From Concept to Action Sexual Violence Research Initiative. 2022.
Xiao Z, Murat Baldwin M, Wong SC, Obsuth I, Meinck F, Murray AL. The impact of childhood psychological maltreatment on mental health outcomes in adulthood: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Trauma, Violence and Abuse. 2022 Sept 19. Epub 2022 Sept 19. doi: 10.1177/15248380221122816
Jochim J, Meinck F, Roberts KJ, Wittesaele C, Langwenya N, Toska E et al. Which factors affect postpartum educational enrollment of adolescent mothers in South Africa? A latent class analysis. Psychology, Health and Medicine. 2022 Aug 8;1-17. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2022.2108085
Ahmad Massarwi A, Cluver L, Meinck F, Doubt J, Green O. Pathways for parenting stress reduction among parents in South Africa. Child & Family Social Work. 2022 Jul 15. Epub 2022 Jul 15. doi: 10.1111/cfs.12952
Hemady CL, Speyer LG, Brown RH, Murray AL, Meinck F, Fry D et al. Patterns of adverse childhood experiences and associations with prenatal substance use and poor infant outcomes in a multi-country cohort of mothers: A latent class analysis. BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 2022 Jun 22;22:1-12. 505. doi: 10.1186/s12884-022-04839-0
Lu M, Barlow J, Meinck F, Neelakantan L. Unpacking school-based child sexual abuse prevention programs: A realist review. Trauma, Violence and Abuse. 2022 May 11. Epub 2022 May 11. doi: 10.1177/15248380221082153
Pearson I, Page S, Zimmermann C, Meinck F, Gennari F, Guedes A et al. The co-occurrence of intimate partner violence and violence against children: A systematic review on associated factors in low- and middle-income countries. Trauma, Violence and Abuse. 2022 Apr 28. Epub 2022 Apr 28. doi: 10.1177/15248380221082943
Jochim J, Meinck F, Toska E, Roberts K, Wittesaele C, Langwenya N et al. Who goes back to school after birth? Factors associated with postpartum school return among adolescent mothers in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Global public health. 2022 Apr 7. Epub 2022 Apr 7. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2022.2049846
Richardson Foster H, McCabe L, Shorrock S, Houghton C, Meinck F, Barter C et al. Community Touchpoints: New Portals to Services and Safety. 2022.
Jud A, Meinck F, Sachser C, Witt A, Jaczok M, Fegert JM. Erhebungsinstrumente sexueller Gewalt an Kindern und Jugendlichen in Dunkelfeldstudien. 2022.
Mathews B, MacMillan HL, Meinck F, Finkelhor D, Haslam D, Tonmyr L et al. The ethics of child maltreatment surveys in relation to participant distress: Implications of social science evidence, ethical guidelines, and law. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2022 Jan;123:105424. Epub 2021 Dec 6. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105424
Hemady CL, Speyer LG, Kwok J, Meinck F, Melendez-Torres GJ, Fry D et al. Using network analysis to illuminate the intergenerational transmission of adversity. European Journal of Psychotraumatology. 2022;13(2):2101347. Epub 2022 Aug 18. doi: 10.1080/20008198.2022.2101347
Stanley N, Barter C, Farrelly N, Houghton C, McCabe L, Meinck F et al. Innovation, Collaboration and Adaptation: The UK Response to Domestic Abuse under Covid-19. 2021.
Ameli V, Taj L, Barlow J, Sabin L, Meinck F, Haberer J et al. 'You just prefer to die early!’: How socioecological context impedes treatment for people living with HIV in Iran. BMJ Global Health. 2021 Nov 18;6(11):1-12. e006088. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006088
Haag K, Du Toit S, Rudgard WE, Skeen S, Meinck F, Gordon SL et al. Accelerators for achieving the sustainable development goals in sub-Saharan-African children and young adolescents - a longitudinal study. World Development. 2021 Nov 17;151:105739. Epub 2021 Nov 17. doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105739
Meinck F, Orkin M, Cluver L. Accelerating Sustainable Development Goals for South African adolescents from high HIV-prevalence areas: A longitudinal path analysis. BMC Medicine. 2021 Nov 11;19:263. doi: 10.1186/s12916-021-02137-8
Jochim J, Cluver LD, Meinck F. Learner pregnancy in South Africa's Eastern Cape: The factors affecting adolescent girls' school withdrawal during pregnancy . International Journal of Educational Development. 2021 Nov;87:102484. Epub 2021 Sept 6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2021.102484
Ahmad Massarwi A, Cluver L, Meinck F, Doubt J, Lachman JM, Shenderovich Y et al. Mediation pathways for reduced substance use among parents in South Africa: A randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 2021 Sept 10;21:1-9. 1656. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-11651-6
Xiao Z, Baldwin MM, Meinck F, Obsuth I, Murray AL. The impact of childhood psychological maltreatment on mental health outcomes in adulthood: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. Systematic Reviews. 2021 Aug 12;10(1):224. doi: 10.1186/s13643-021-01777-4
Ameli V, Haberer J, Sabin L, Meinck F, Barlow J, Taj L et al. A tailored mHealth intervention for improving treatment adherence for people living with HIV in Iran (HamRaah): Protocol for a feasibility study and randomised pilot trial with a nested realist evaluation. BMJ Open. 2021 Jun 23;11(6):1-10. e042296. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042296
Mathews B, Pacella R, Dunne M, Scott J, Finkelhor D, Meinck F et al. The Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS): Protocol for a national survey of the prevalence of child abuse and neglect, associated mental disorders and physical health problems, and burden of disease . BMJ Open. 2021 May 11;11:1-11. e047074. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047074
Meinck F, Murray AL, Dunne MP, Schmidt P, Nikolaidis G. Factor structure and internal consistency of the ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool Parent Version (ICAST-P) in a cross-country pooled data set in nine Balkan countries. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2021 May;115:105007. Epub 2021 Mar 13. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105007
Cerna-Turoff I, Fang Z, Meierkord A, Wu Z, Yanguela J, Ahabwe Bangirana C et al. Factors associated with violence against children in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-regression of nationally representative data. Trauma, Violence and Abuse. 2021 Apr;22(2):219-232. Epub 2021 Jan 19. doi: 10.1177/1524838020985532
Cluver L, Doubt J, Wessels I, Asnong C, Malunga S, Mauchline K et al. Power to participants: Methodological and ethical reflections from a decade of adolescent advisory groups in South Africa. AIDS Care. 2020 Nov 19. Epub 2020 Nov 19. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2020.1845289
Cluver LD, Rudgard WE, Toska E, Zhou S, Campeau L, Shenderovich Y et al. Violence prevention accelerators for children and adolescents in South Africa: A path analysis using two pooled cohorts. PLoS Medicine. 2020 Nov 9. Epub 2020 Nov 9. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003383
Meinck F. Beyond Masks: Societal impacts of COVID-19 and accelerated solutions for children and adolescents. In Sherr L, Cluver L, Tomlinson M, Idele P, Banati P, Anthony D, Roberts K, Haag K, Hunt X, editors, Beyond Masks: Societal impacts of COVID-19 and accelerated solutions for children and adolescents. Florence, Italy: UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti. 2020. (Innocenti Research Report).
Lu M, Barlow J, Meinck F, Wu Y. “Prevention alone is not enough”: Stakeholders’ perspectives about school-based child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention programs and CSA research in China. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2020 Sept 24. Epub 2020 Sept 24. doi: 10.1177/0886260520959630
Fluke JD, Tonmyr L, Gray J, Bettencourt Rodrigues L, Bolter F, Cash S et al. Child maltreatment data: A summary of progress, prospects and challenges. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2020 Aug 26;104650. Epub 2020 Aug 26. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104650
Dunne MP, Meinck F. Childhood adversity and death of young adults in an affluent society. The Lancet. 2020 Aug 15;396(10249):449-451. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30899-0
Meinck F, Murray AL, Dunne MP, Schmidt P, Nikolaidis G. Measuring violence against children: The adequacy of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) Child Abuse Screening Tool - Child Version in 9 Balkan countries. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2020 Jul 31;108:104636. Epub 2020 Jul 31. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104636
Cluver L, Shenderovich Y, Meinck F, Berezin M, Doubt J, Ward CL et al. Parenting, mental health and economic pathways to prevention of violence against children in South Africa. Social Science & Medicine. 2020 Jul 21. Epub 2020 Jul 21. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113194
Steinert JI, Cluver L, Meinck F, Nzima D, Doubt J. Opening the black box: A mixed-methods investigation of social and psychological mechanisms underlying changes in financial behaviour. The Journal of Development Studies. 2020 Feb 11. Epub 2020 Feb 11. doi: 10.1080/00220388.2020.1715946
Meinck F, Pantelic M, Spreckelsen TF, Orza L, Little MT, Nittas V et al. Interventions to reduce gender-based violence among young people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in low-income and middle-income countries. AIDS. 2019 Nov 15;33(14):2219-2236. Epub 2019 Aug 1. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002337
Meinck F (Artist), Stöckl H (Author), Pantelic M (Artist). What works to stop gender-based violence and what doesn’t The Conversation. 2019.
Meinck F (Artist). Can free schools in South Africa reduce HIV risk? The Conversation. 2019.
Meinck F, Orkin FM, Cluver L. Does free schooling affect pathways from adverse childhood experiences via mental health distress to HIV risk among adolescent girls in South Africa: A longitudinal moderated pathway model. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2019 Mar;22(3):1-9. e25262. Epub 2019 Mar 14. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25262
Meinck F, Jochim J, Dunne M, Steinert J, Pilard L, Toska E et al. Systematic review of the psychometric properties of measures for child abuse and neglect - Protocol. 2019.
Liel C, Meinck F, Steinert JI, Kindler H, Lang K, Eickhorst A. Is the Brief Child Abuse Potential Inventory (BCAPI) a valid measure of child abuse potential among mothers and fathers of young children in Germany? Child Abuse and Neglect. 2019 Feb 1;88:432-444. Epub 2019 Jan 5. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.11.008
Boyes ME, Cluver LD, Meinck F, Casale M, Newnham E. Mental health in South African adolescents living with HIV: correlates of internalising and externalising symptoms. AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. 2019 Jan 2;31(1):95-104. Epub 2018 Sept 21. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1524121
Sethi D, Yon Y, Parekh N, Anderson T, Huber J, Rakovac I et al. European status report on preventing child maltreatment. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Denmark, 2018. 115 p.
Steinert JI, Cluver LD, Meinck F, Doubt J, Vollmer S. Household economic strengthening through financial and psychosocial programming: Evidence from a field experiment in South Africa. Journal of Development Economics. 2018 Sept 1;134:443-466. Epub 2018 Jun 28. doi: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2018.06.016
Meinck F, Boyes ME, Cluver L, Ward CL, Schmidt P, DeStone S et al. Adaptation and psychometric properties of the ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool for use in trials (ICAST-Trial) among South African adolescents and their primary caregivers. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2018 Aug 1;82:45-58. Epub 2018 May 31. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.05.022
Herrero Romero R, Hall J, Cluver L, Meinck F, Hinde E. How Does Exposure to Violence Affect School Delay and Academic Motivation for Adolescents Living in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Communities in South Africa? Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2018 Jun 18;1-34. Epub 2018 Jun 18. doi: 10.1177/0886260518779597
Cluver L, Meinck F, Toska E, Orkin FM, Hodes R, Sherr L. Multitype violence exposures and adolescent antiretroviral nonadherence in South Africa. AIDS. 2018 May 15;32(8):975-983. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001795
Devries KM, Meinck F. Sexual violence against children and adolescents in South Africa: making the invisible visible. The Lancet Global Health. 2018 Apr 1;6(4):e367-e368. Epub 2018 Mar 9. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30106-2
Herrero Romero R, Hall J, Cluver L, Meinck F. Can supportive parenting protect against school delay amongst violence-exposed adolescents in South Africa? Child Abuse and Neglect. 2018 Apr 1;78:31-45. Epub 2017 Sept 28. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.09.025
Cluver LD, Meinck F, Steinert JI, Shenderovich Y, Doubt J, Romero RH et al. Parenting for lifelong health: A pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial of a non-commercialised parenting programme for adolescents and their families in South Africa. BMJ Global Health. 2018 Jan 31;3(1):e000539. Epub 2018 Jan 31. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000539
Nikolaidis G, Petroulaki K, Zarokosta F, Tsirigoti A, Hazizaj A, Cenko E et al. Lifetime and past-year prevalence of children's exposure to violence in 9 Balkan countries: THE BECAN study. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health. 2018 Jan 2;12(1):1-15. 1. Epub 2018 Jan 2. doi: 10.1186/s13034-017-0208-x
Cluver LD, Lachman JM, Ward CL, Gardner F, Peterson T, Hutchings JM et al. Development of a Parenting Support Program to Prevent Abuse of Adolescents in South Africa: Findings From a Pilot Pre-Post Study. Research on Social Work Practice. 2017 Nov 1;27(7):758-766. Epub 2016 Feb 5. doi: 10.1177/1049731516628647
Meinck F, Cosma AP, Mikton C, Baban A. Psychometric properties of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Abuse Short Form (ACE-ASF) among Romanian high school students. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2017 Oct 1;72:326-337. Epub 2017 Sept 3. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.08.016
Meinck F, Cluver LD, Boyes ME. Longitudinal Predictors of Child Sexual Abuse in a Large Community-Based Sample of South African Youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2017 Sept 1;32(18):2804-2836. Epub 2015 Jul 29. doi: 10.1177/0886260515596331
Pantelic M, Boyes M, Cluver L, Meinck F. HIV, violence, blame and shame: Pathways of risk to internalized HIV stigma among South African adolescents living with HIV: Pathways. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2017 Aug 21;20(1):21771. Epub 2017 Aug 21. doi: 10.7448/IAS.20.1.21771
Radford L, Lombard N, Meinck F, Katz E, Mahati ST. Researching violence with children: Experiences and lessons from the UK and South Africa. Families, Relationships and Societies. 2017 Jul 1;6(2):239-256. Epub 2017 Feb 22. doi: 10.1332/204674317X14861128190401
Toska E, Pantelic M, Meinck F, Keck K, Haghighat R, Cluver L. Sex in the shadow of HIV: A systematic review of prevalence, risk factors, and interventions to reduce sexual risk-taking among HIVpositive adolescents and youth in sub-Saharan Africa. PLoS ONE. 2017 Jun 5;12(6):e0178106. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178106
Meinck F, Fry D, Ginindza C, Wazny K, Elizalde A, Spreckelsen T et al. Emotional abuse of girls in Swaziland: Prevalence, perpetrators, risk and protective factors and health outcomes. Journal of Global Health. 2017 May 29;7(1):1-12. Epub 2017 May 29. doi: 10.7189/jogh.07.010410
Ameli V, Meinck F, Munthali A, Ushie B, Langhaug L. Associations between adolescent experiences of violence in Malawi and gender-based attitudes, internalizing, and externalizing behaviors. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2017 May 1;67:305-314. Epub 2017 Mar 19. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.02.027
Meinck F, Cluver L, Loening-Voysey H, Bray R, Doubt J, Casale M et al. Disclosure of physical, emotional and sexual child abuse, help-seeking and access to abuse response services in two South African Provinces. Psychology, Health and Medicine. 2017 Mar;22(S1):94-106. Epub 2017 Jan 19. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2016.1271950
Sherr L, Macedo A, Cluver LD, Meinck F, Skeen S, Hensels IS et al. Parenting, the other oldest profession in the world - a cross-sectional study of parenting and child outcomes in South Africa and Malawi. Health psychology and behavioral medicine. 2017 Jan 30;5(1):145-165. doi: 10.1080/21642850.2016.1276459
Meinck F, Cluver LD, Orkin FM, Kuo C, Sharma AD, Hensels IS et al. Pathways from family disadvantage via abusive parenting and caregiver mental health to adolescent health risks in South Africa. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2017 Jan 1;60(1):57-64. Epub 2016 Oct 25. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.08.016
Cluver LD, Orkin FM, Meinck F, Boyes ME, Yakubovich AR, Sherr L. Can social protection improve sustainable development goals for adolescent health? PLoS ONE. 2016 Oct 17;11(10):1-20. e0164808. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164808
Meinck F, Steinert J, Sethi D, Gilbert R, Bellis MA, Mikton C et al. Measuring and monitoring national prevalence of child maltreatment: a practical handbook. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Denmark, 2016. 49 p.
Meinck F, Cluver LD, Boyes ME, Loening-Voysey H. Physical, emotional and sexual adolescent abuse victimisation in South Africa: Prevalence, incidence, perpetrators and locations. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2016 Aug 11;70(9):910-916. Epub 2016 Mar 9. doi: 10.1136/jech-2015-205860
Cluver L, Meinck F, Shenderovich Y, Ward CL, Romero RH, Redfern A et al. A parenting programme to prevent abuse of adolescents in South Africa: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2016 Jul 19;17(1):1-10. 328. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1452-8
Cluver L, Meinck F, Yakubovich A, Doubt J, Redfern A, Ward C et al. Reducing child abuse amongst adolescents in low- and middle-income countries: A pre-post trial in South Africa. BMC Public Health. 2016 Jul 13;16(1):1-11. 567. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3262-z
Cluver LD, Toska E, Orkin FM, Meinck F, Hodes R, Yakubovich AR et al. Achieving equity in HIV-treatment outcomes: can social protection improve adolescent ART-adherence in South Africa? AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. 2016 May 26;28:73-82. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1179008
Cluver LD, Orkin FM, Meinck F, Boyes ME, Sherr L. Structural drivers and social protection: Mechanisms of HIV risk and HIV prevention for South African adolescents. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2016 Apr 15;19(1):20646. Epub 2016 Apr 15. doi: 10.7448/IAS.19.1.20646
Cluver LD, Hodes RJ, Sherr L, Orkin FM, Meinck F, Ah Ken PL et al. Social protection: Potential for improving HIV outcomes among adolescents. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2015 Dec 2;18(Suppl 6):1-7. 20260. Epub 2015 Dec 2. doi: 10.7448/IAS.18.7.20260
Meinck F, Cluver LD, Boyes ME, Ndhlovu LD. Risk and Protective Factors for Physical and Emotional Abuse Victimisation amongst Vulnerable Children in South Africa. Child Abuse Review. 2015 Jun 26;24(3):182-197. Epub 2013 Oct 9. doi: 10.1002/car.2283
Cluver LD, Hodes RJ, Toska E, Kidia KK, Orkin FM, Sherrf L et al. 'HIV is like a tsotsi. ARVs are your guns': Associations between HIV-disclosure and adherence to antiretroviral treatment among adolescents in South Africa. AIDS. 2015 Jun 1;29(Suppl 1):S57-S65. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000695
Meinck F, Cluver LD, Boyes ME. Household illness, poverty and physical and emotional child abuse victimisation: Findings from South Africa’s first prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health. 2015 May 1;15:1-13. 444. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1792-4
Meinck F, Cluver LD, Boyes ME, Mhlongo EL. Risk and Protective Factors for Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children and Adolescents in Africa: A Review and Implications for Practice. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse. 2015 Jan 1;16(1):81-107. Epub 2014 Mar 18. doi: 10.1177/1524838014523336
Cluver L, Orkin M, Boyes M, Gardner F, Meinck F. Transactional sex amongst AIDS-orphaned and AIDS-affected adolescents predicted by abuse and extreme poverty. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2011 Nov 1;58(3):336-343. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e31822f0d82