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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 evaluating NCD interventions in humanitarian crises with Médecins Sans Frontières; a GCRF-funded project led by SOAS which seeks to  build sustainable economies in the aftermath of war; and a project led by York University investigating the health consequences of the conflict in Colombia.

Recently completed projects include: 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

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. ; Dahab, M. ; Ruby, A. ; Sistenich, V. ; Pantuliano, S. ; Roberts, B. ;
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
Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci
Coping strategies of internally displaced women in Georgia: A qualitative study.
Seguin, M. ; Lewis, R. ; Razmadze, M. ; Amirejibi, T. ; Roberts, B. ;
2017
Soc Sci Med
The Effectiveness of Interventions for Non-Communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Crises: A Systematic Review.
Ruby, A. ; Knight, A. ; Perel, P. ; Blanchet, K. ; Roberts, B. ;
2015
PLoS One
Individual and Community Level Risk-Factors for Alcohol Use Disorder among Conflict-Affected Persons in Georgia.
Roberts, B. ; Murphy, A. ; Chikovani, I. ; Makhashvili, N. ; Patel, V. ; McKee, M. ;
2014
PLoS One
Health and health systems in the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Rechel, B. ; Roberts, B. ; Richardson, E. ; Shishkin, S. ; Shkolnikov, V.M. ; Leon, D.A. ; Bobak, M. ; Karanikolos, M. ; McKee, M. ;
2013
Lancet
Noncommunicable diseases and post-conflict countries.
Roberts, B. ; Patel, P. ; McKee, M. ;
2012
Bull World Health Organ
A new method to estimate mortality in crisis-affected and resource-poor settings: validation study
Roberts, B.; Morgan, O.W.; Sultani, M.G.; Nyasulu, P.; Rwebangila, S.; Myatt, M.; Sondorp, E.; Chandramohan, D.; Checchi, F.;
2010
International Journal of Epidemiology
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