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Ms Tess Bright

MSc Public Health, MSc Clinical Audiology

Research Fellow

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tess is a Research Fellow with the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED). She is a clinical audiologist by background. Tess joined ICED in 2016 after graduating from the MSc Public Health at LSHTM. She has been involved in several desk-based projects as well as field work in Malawi, China and Rwanda. She has a particular interest in improving access to health and rehabilitation services for people with hearing impairment. 

Affiliations

Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Teaching

Tess is module co-organiser for Global Disability and Health

Research

Recent research projects include:

  • Development of a Rapid Assessment of Hearing Loss survey protocol
  • Systematic review on access to general and specialist health services for people with disabilities in low and middle income countries
  • Barriers to uptake of ear and hearing services in Malawi
  • Systemeatic review of interventions to increase access to health services for children in low and middle income countries
  • Impact and process evaluation of a primary eye care programme in Rwanda
Research Area
Ageing
Evaluation
Inequalities
Disease and Health Conditions
Disability
Country
China
Malawi
Rwanda
Timor-Leste
Vietnam
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Diagnostic accuracy of non-specialist versus specialist health workers in diagnosing hearing loss and ear disease in Malawi
Bright T; Muwafu W; Phiri M; Ensink R; Smith A; Mactaggart I; Polack S; Yip J
2019
Tropical Medicine and International Health
Inequality in the distribution of ear, nose and throat specialists in 15 Latin American countries: an ecological study
Bright T; Mujica OJ; Ramke J; Moreno CM; Der C; Melendez A; Ovares EL; Domingues EIS; Hernandez DJS; Chadha S
2019
BMJ open
An Intervention to Improve Uptake of Referrals for Children with Ear Disease or Hearing Loss in Thyolo District, Malawi: Acceptability and Feasibility
Baum A; Mulwafu W; Phiri M; Polack S; Bright T
2019
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Rationale for a Rapid Methodology to Assess the Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Population-Based Surveys
Bright T; Mactaggart I; Kim M; Yip J; Kuper H; Polack S
2019
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Process evaluation of a National Primary Eye Care Programme in Rwanda
Yip JLY; Bright T; Ford S; Mathenge W; Faal H
2018
BMC Health Services Research
Developing Behaviour Change Interventions for Improving Access to Health and Hygiene for People with Disabilities: Two Case Studies from Nepal and Malawi.
Wilbur J; Bright T; Mahon T; Hameed S; Torondel B; Mulwafu W; Kuper H; Polack S
2018
International journal of environmental research and public health
A Systematic Review of Access to General Healthcare Services for People with Disabilities in Low and Middle Income Countries.
Bright T; Kuper H
2018
International journal of environmental research and public health
A Systematic Review of Access to Rehabilitation for People with Disabilities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
Bright T; Wallace S; Kuper H
2018
International journal of environmental research and public health
Population need for primary eye care in Rwanda: A national survey.
Bright T; Kuper H; Macleod D; Musendo D; Irunga P; Yip JLY
2018
PloS one
Prevalence of Hearing Impairment in Mahabubnagar District, Telangana State, India.
Bright T; Mactaggart I; Kuper H; Murthy GV; Polack S
2018
Ear and hearing
Reasons for low uptake of referrals to ear and hearing services for children in Malawi.
Bright T; Mulwafu W; Thindwa R; Zuurmond M; Polack S
2017
PloS one
Validated Smartphone-Based Apps for Ear and Hearing Assessments: A Review.
Bright T; Pallawela D
2016
JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol
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