I am the Director of ECOHOST - The Centre for Health and Social Change. My research addresses the health determinants, policies and systems of countries in transition such as conflict-affected and fragile states or those in the former Soviet Union. This research has focused particularly on mental health, other non-communicable diseases, and harmful health behaviours - particularly tobacco and harmful alcohol use.
Prior to joining LSHTM I was involved in supporting reproductive health and HIV/AIDS programmes in Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Uganda amongst others.
I am an Editor-in-Chief of the BMC journal Conflict and Health and jointly established the LSHTM Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre.
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