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Dr Ritsuko Kakuma

Associate Professor
and Programme Director for MSc in Global Mental Health

Room
142b

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (02) 7958 8123

Ritz Kakuma joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in January 2018. She is an Associate Professor in Global Mental Health and Programme Director for the Joint MSc in Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She also holds an honorary position at the Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.

She has a background in epidemiology and biostatistics, public health and mental health systems and policy research. Her research and development activities are primarily based in low- and middle-income settings and include: mental health policy and system strengthening, health system evaluation, mental health workforce development, mental health stigma and discrimination research, health policy analysis, policy and community engagement, and health research capacity development.  

Affiliations

Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Global Mental Health

Research

Research Area
Complex interventions
Health care policy
Health policy
Health services research
Health systems
Primary care
Public health
Research : policy relationship
Systematic reviews
Adolescent health
Capacity strengthening
Ethics
Evaluation
Global Health
Health services
Mixed methods
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Disease and Health Conditions
Mental health
Country
Australia
Ethiopia
Indonesia
India
Sri Lanka
Nepal
Timor-Leste
Uganda
Vietnam
South Africa
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World