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Dr Ritsuko Kakuma

Associate Professor
Programme Director for MSc in Global Mental Health, co-Director for Centre for 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

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of 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
Health workers
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

Selected Publications

Resolving the paradox of increased mental health expenditure and stable prevalence.
Meadows GN; Prodan A; Patten S; Shawyer F; Francis S; Enticott J; Rosenberg S; Atkinson J-A; Fossey E; Kakuma R
2019
The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry
Barriers and facilitators of mental health programmes in primary care in low-income and middle-income countries
Miguel Esponda G; Hartman S; Qureshi O; Sadler E; Cohen A; Kakuma R
2018
Lancet Psychiatry
A systematic review of studies with a representative sample of refugees and asylum seekers living in the community for participation in mental health research
Enticott JC; Shawyer F; Vasi S; Buck K; Cheng I-H; Russell G; Kakuma R; Minas H; Meadows G
2017
BMC MEDICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
The PULSAR Specialist Care protocol: a stepped-wedge cluster randomized control trial of a training intervention for community mental health teams in recovery-oriented practice
Shawyer F; Enticott JC; Brophy L; Bruxner A; Fossey E; Inder B; Julian J; Kakuma R; Weller P; Wilson-Evered E
2017
BMC PSYCHIATRY
Resilience and Migration: psychosocial and cultural risk and protective factors in Iranian immigrants living in Australia
Hosseini AA; Kakuma R; Davern M; Ghazinour M; Evans W; Minas H
2016
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY
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