Bayard Roberts

Prof Bayard Roberts

Professor of Health Systems and Policy
Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Current Insitution Location: United Kingdom

Email: bayard.roberts@lshtm.ac.uk
Phone Number: 44 20 7927 2050
Website: Go to website

Address:
15-17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
I have focused on health research and teaching among internally displaced persons and refugees in a range of countries. This has concentrated on mental health and other non-communicable diseases and risk-factors such as harmful alcohol use.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Internally displaced persons (Adults, Elderly)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)


General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Elderly health
Emergency medicine
Epidemiology
Evidence-based reviews
Health policy
Humanitarian health interventions
Mental health
Public Health
Refugee health
Substance abuse
Tobacco control
Violence and health

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
RECAP - Research capacity building and knowledge generation to support preparedness and response to humanitarian crises and epidemics 2017 Principal Investigator
Fostering responsive mental health systems in the Syrian refugee crisis 2017 Co-Investigator Mental Health
Burden of mental disorders and access to services among internally displaced persons in Ukraine 2015 South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaUkraine Co-Investigator Mental Health
An investigation on community-level influences on mental health amongst internally displaced persons and returnees in Georgia 2011 South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaGeorgia Principal Investigator Mental Health
Validation of the exhaustive measurement method to estimate mortality in crisis-affected populations 2008 Principal Investigator Mortality

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Mental health care utilisation among internally displaced persons in Ukraine: results from a nation-wide survey B Roberts, N Makhashvili, J Javakhishvili, A Karachevsky, N Kharchenko, M Shpiker, E Richardson 2017
Our flesh is here but our soul stayed there: A qualitative study on resource loss due to war and displacement among internally-displaced women in the Republic of Georgia M Seguin, R Lewis, T Amirejibi, M Razmadze, B Roberts 2016
Health service utilization among conflict-affected population in Georgia I Chikovani, N Makhashvili, G Gotsadze, V Patel, M McKee, M Uchaneishvili, N Rukhadze, B Roberts 2015
A review of evidence on public health interventions in humanitarian crises K Blanchet, A Ramesh, S Frison, E Warren, M Hossain, J Smith, A Knight, N Post, C Lewis, A Woodward, M Dahab, A Ruby, V Sistenich, S Pantuliano, B Roberts 2017
Ethnic differences in smoking behaviour: The situation of Roma in Central and South-East Europe L Duval, F Wolf, M McKee, B Roberts 2017
A systematic review on harmful alcohol use among civilian populations affected by armed conflict in low- and middle-income countries J Lo, P Patel, J Shultz, N Ezard, B Roberts 2017
The influence of humanitarian crises on social functioning among civilians in low and middle income countries: a systematic review S Lahiri, M Van Ommeren, B Roberts 2016
The Roma vaccination gap: evidence from twelve countries in Central and South-East Europe L Duval, F Wolff, M McKee, B Roberts 2016
Coping Strategies and Mental Health Outcomes of Conflict-affected Persons in the Republic of Georgia L Saxon, N Makhashvili, I Chikovani, M Seguin, M McKee, V Patel, J Bisson, B Roberts 2016
A systematic review on tobacco use among civilian populations affected by armed conflict J Lo, P Patel, B Roberts 2016
Patterns of somatic distress among conflict-affected persons in the Republic of Georgia R Moreno, N Makhashvili, I Chikovani, V Patel, M McKee, J Bisson, B Roberts 2015
Changes in mental health prevalence among long-term internally displaced and in returnee forced migrants C Siriwardhana, A Adikari, G Pannala, B Roberts, S Siribaddana, M Abas, A Sumathipala, R Stewart 2015
The Effectiveness of Interventions for Non-Communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Crises: A Systematic Review A Ruby, A Knight, P Perel, K Blanchet, B Roberts 2015
Mental disorders and their association with disability among internally displaced persons and returnees in Georgia N Makhashvili, I Chikovani, M McKee, V Patel, J Bisson, B Roberts 2014
A systematic review of resilience and mental health outcomes of conflict-driven adult forced migrants C Siriwardhana, S Sheik Ali, B Roberts, R Stewart 2014
Individual and community level risk-factors for alcohol use disorder among conflict-affected persons in Georgia B Roberts, A Murphy, I Chikovani, N Makhashvili, V Patel, M McKee 2014
Tobacco use and nicotine dependence among conflict-affected men in Georgia B Roberts, I Chikovani, M Makhashvili, V Patel, M McKee 2013
Prevalence and patterns of hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption assessed using the AUDIT among Bhutanese refugees in Nepal N Luitel, M Jordans, A Murphy, B Roberts, J McCambridge 2013
Resilience of refugees displaced in the developing world: a qualitative analysis of strengths and struggles of urban refugees in Nepal FC Thomas, B Roberts, N Luitel, N Upadhaya, WA Tol 2011
Economic feasibility of a new method to estimate mortality in crisis-affected and resource poor settings B Roberts, O Morgan, M Sultani, P Nyasulu, S Rwebangila, D Chandramohan, E Sondorp, F Checchi 2011
The influence of the humanitarian cluster approach on sexual and reproductive health services in northern Uganda J Landegger, M Hau, F Kaducu, E Sondorp, S Mayhew, B Roberts 2011
Alcohol disorder amongst forcibly displaced persons in northern Uganda B Roberts, KF Ocaka, J Browne, T Oyok, E Sondorp 2011
A New Method to Estimate Mortality in Crisis-Affected and Resource-Poor Settings: Validation Study B Roberts, O Morgan, M Sultani, P Nyasulu, S Rwebangila, M Myatt, D Chandramohan, E Sondorp, F Checchi 2010
Drinking and displacement: A systematic review of the influence of forced displacement on harmful alcohol use H Weaver and B Roberts 2010
The influence of demographic characteristics, living conditions, and trauma exposure on the overall health of a conflict-affected population in Southern Sudan B Roberts, E Damundu, O Lomoro, E Sondorp 2010
An exploration of social determinants of health amongst internally displaced persons in northern Uganda B Roberts, V Odong, J Browne, F Kaducu, W Geissler, E Sondorp 2010
A case study of the provision of antiretroviral therapy for refugees in Tanzania H Stephen, B Roberts 2009
Post-conflict mental health needs: a cross-sectional survey of trauma, depression and associated factors in Juba, Southern Sudan B Roberts, E Damundu, O Lomoro, E Sondorp 2009
Factors associated with the health status of internally displaced persons in northern Uganda B Roberts, F Kaducu, J Browne, T Oyok, E Sondorp 2009
The reliability and validity of the SF-8 with a conflict-affected population in northern Uganda B Roberts, J Browne, F Kaducu, T Oyok, E Sondorp 2008
Factors associated with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression amongst internally displaced persons in northern Uganda B Roberts, KF Ocaka, J Browne, T Oyok, E Sondorp 2008
Health services available for survivors of gender-based violence for internally displaced persons in Northern Uganda: a qualitative study M Henttonen, C Watts, B Roberts, F Kaducu, M Borchert 2008