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Professor Bayard Roberts

PhD MSc BA

Professor
in Health Systems and Policy

Room
Room 102

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2050

My research addresses the health determinants, policies and systems of countries experiencing major social change such as those affected by armed conflcit and forced migration. This research has focused particularly on chronic conditions of mental health and non-communicable diseases, and harmful health behaviours such as tobacco and harmful alcohol use.

I am the Director of the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions at LSHTM, and Editor-in-Chief of the BMC journal Conflict and Health

Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Centres

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions
Global Mental Health
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

I lecture on themes related to conflict and health, and currently superivise three PhD students.

Research

I am the Principal Investigator of the £8 million RECAP project funded by GCRF/ESRC which seeks to strengthen accountability and decision-making in humanitarian crises.

I  am co-investigator/work package lead on the STRENGTHS study, a European Commission funded study exploring the scaling-up  of mental health interventions for Syrian refugees in countries neighboring Syria and in Europe. This is led by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Other projects I am working on include: a project reviewing models of care for diabetes in humanitarian crises; a GCRF-funded project led by SOAS exploring the role of illicit drug economies in conflit-affected countries; and a project led by York University investigating the health consequences of the conflict in Colombia.

Recently completed projects include: evaluating MSF's NCD services; the burden of mental disorders and access to care for internally displaced persons in Ukraine; determinants of mental health of internally displaced persons in Georgia; a systematic review evaluating public health research priorities in humanitarian crises; and a study on economic crises and health resilience.

My previous research has included projects on: trends in health and harmful health behaviours in the former Soviet Union; developing and validating a new method to estimate mortality in conflict-affected and resource-poor settings; and the influence of armed conflict and forced migration on mental health in South Sudan and northern Uganda.

Funders for my research have included the Wellcome Trust, ESRC, DFID, GCRF, the European Commission, and AED/USAID.

I also jointly led the 2017 Lancet series on health in humanitarian crises with Francesco Checchi.

Research Area
Conflict
Health inequalities
Health policy
Health systems
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
Substance abuse
Tobacco control
Alcohol
Global Health
Migration
Smoking
Discipline
Epidemiology
Policy analysis
Disease and Health Conditions
Chronic disease
Mental health
Diabetes
Non-communicable diseases
Country
Georgia
Lebanon
Sierra Leone
Ukraine
Region
World

Selected Publications

Mental health care utilisation and access among refugees and asylum seekers in Europe: A systematic review
Satinsky E; Fuhr DC; Woodward A; Sondorp E; Roberts B
2019
Health Policy
The burden of diabetes and use of diabetes care in humanitarian crises in low-income and middle-income countries.
Kehlenbrink S; Smith J; Ansbro É; Fuhr DC; Cheung A; Ratnayake R; Boulle P; Jobanputra K; Perel P; Roberts B
2019
LANCET DIABETES & ENDOCRINOLOGY
Alcohol use among conflict-affected persons in Ukraine: risk factors, coping, and access to mental health services
Ramachandran A; Nino Makhashvili N; Javakhishvili J; Karachevsky A; Kharchenko N; Shpiker M; Ezard N; Fuhr DC; Roberts B
2019
European Journal of Public Health
Evidence on public health interventions in humanitarian crises.
Blanchet K; Ramesh A; Frison S; Warren E; Hossain M; Smith J; Knight A; Post N; Lewis C; Woodward A
2017
Lancet
Mental health care utilisation among internally displaced persons in Ukraine: results from a nation-wide survey.
Roberts B; Makhashvili N; Javakhishvili J; Karachevskyy A; Kharchenko N; Shpiker M; Richardson E
2017
Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences
Coping strategies of internally displaced women in Georgia: A qualitative study.
Seguin M; Lewis R; Razmadze M; Amirejibi T; Roberts B
2017
Social science & medicine (1982)
A comparison of DSM-5 and ICD-11 PTSD prevalence, comorbidity and disability: an analysis of the Ukrainian Internally Displaced Person's Mental Health Survey.
Shevlin M; Hyland P; Vallières F; Bisson J; Makhashvili N; Javakhishvili J; Shpiker M; Roberts B
2017
Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica
Tracking official development assistance for reproductive health in conflict-affected countries: 2002-2011.
Patel P; Dahab M; Tanabe M; Murphy A; Ettema L; Guy S; Roberts B
2016
BJOG
Health and health systems in the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Rechel B; Roberts B; Richardson E; Shishkin S; Shkolnikov VM; Leon DA; Bobak M; Karanikolos M; McKee M
2013
Lancet
A new method to estimate mortality in crisis-affected and resource-poor settings: validation study
Roberts B; Morgan OW; Sultani MG; Nyasulu P; Rwebangila S; Myatt M; Sondorp E; Chandramohan D; Checchi F
2010
International journal of epidemiology
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