Department of Public Health
Dr. Russell Kabir  Adjunct Faculty
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Dr. Russell Kabir
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Adjunct Faculty  
Department of Public Health
Faculty of Allied Health Science
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2010- 2014:

Thesis Title: The impact of cyclones of Sidr and Aila on the health of the oastal people in Bangladesh.
Department of Economics & International Development
Place: Middlesex University London, UK.

2016-2017: PGCert in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education)
Faculty of Health and Social Care Education
Place: Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

MSc Research Methods Business & Management
MSc Dissertation Title:  Understanding Climate Change and its impact on Human Health in Bangladesh.
Place: Middlesex University London, UK.

2007-2008: Masters of Public Health (MPH)
MSc Dissertation Title:Utilization of Antenatal Care among Pregnant women of Urban Slums of Dhaka City.
WS Centre, London
Place: North South University, Bangladesh.
2000-2004: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Place:University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Trainings & Workshops Attended

  • International Summer School 2012 Spatial-Epidemiological Modeling in Megacities: Statistical and Spatial Analysis for Urban Health Under a Changing Climate from 3-7 September, 2012 at Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany. The aim of the course to improve the knowledge about geo-statistical and epidemiological methods for controlling the predominant health problems of the 21st century.
  • BTEC HE Assessor, Verifier and Quality Assurance Development Training Workshop on 30th May 2013 at London Churchill College by Training and Development Consultants Ltd (TADCO).
  • Principles of Oral Health Promotion Training Program on 25thMarch 2009 at Days Hotel, Shoreditch 2009.The aim of the training was to provide knowledge and skills to put oral health promotion in practice.
  • Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) from Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance awarded on 02 April 2014.
  • Level 1 & 2 Smoking Cessation Adviser Training  from Bangladeshi Stop Tobacco Project in Tower Hamlets PCT.
  • Introductory Epidemiology Course (Online) By London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine from 17th February 2009 to 17th June 2009.The overall aim of this course is to introduce the basic ideas and methods   in order to be an effective epidemiologist.
  • Participated in Scientific Report Writing Workshop from 26th November to 28th November 2007 in Spectra Convention Centre, Dhaka organized by Population Council jointly with World Health Organization. The objective of this course was to teach a method for preparing a report or article for journal publication.
  • Basic training on RTI/STI and HIV/AIDS Prevention held from 22nd April 2008 to 24th April 2008 jointly organized by Shimantik and RTM International.
  • Short Courses on Research Methodology Organized by Department of Public Health, State University of Bangladesh from 11th May 2008 to 3rd June 2008.Resource Person Dr.AmalMitra, MD, MPH, DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of Southern Mississippi, USA.
  • Training program on SPSS and Applied Statistics held from 1st June 2008 to 30th June 2008 organized by Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT), University of Dhaka
  • Participated in the workshop “Megacities-Megachallenge”, held on 22nd November 2007 in BRAC Center Inn, Dhaka (Bangladesh). The workshop was organized by the Bangladesh- Chinese-German research program “Megacities Megachallenge.Informal Dynamics of Global Change”.
  • Participated in the 9th South East Asia Regional Scientific Meeting of International Epidemiological Association (IEA), which was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 9 to 12 February 2008, with the theme “Epidemiology: A Key to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals” organized by the Center For Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) and co-organized by Eminence and Epidemiological Association of Bangladesh.
March 2015: Level 3 Business Administration
Awarding Body: High field
June 2013: Climate Change and Health- Research Methods
Department of Epidemiology and Global Health
Umeå University, Sweden
March 2013: level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
Awarding Body: NCFE
Stonebridge College
August 2011: Preparing To Teach Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTLS)
Awarding Body: OCR 
WS Centre, London
November 2011: Level 3 (QCF) Assessor Award
Awarding Body: OCR
WS Centre, London
December 2015: Online Faculty Training for University of Liverpool MPH Programme
Laureate Education

Epidemiology, Public Health, Quantitative Methods, Research Methodology, Health & Social Care, Health Promotion, Data Analysis and Statistical software, Environmental Health, Climate Change, Natural Disaster.

Journal Editor:

  • Editor-in- Chief of International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health (ISSN-2399-8164) from September 2016.
  • Associate Editor of South East Asia Journal of Public Health (2313-531X) from December 2016.
  • Editorial Reviewer of INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision and Financing from March 2017
  • Peer Reviewerof International Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and International Journal of Social Science Studies.
  • Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Biosciences and Technology from April 2017.
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Global Epidemiology and Environmental Health from April 2017.
  • Editorial Board Member of South East Asia Journal of Medical Sciences from April  2017.

Journal Publications

  • Ferdous, N., Kabir, R., Khan, H.T.A. andChowdhury, M.R.K. (2017).Exploring the relationship of domestic violence on health seeking behavior and empowerment of women in Pakistan. Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health, 14(1):e12231.
  • Chowdhury, M.R.K., Kabir, R., Papadopoulos, K., Arafat, S.M.Y., Kader, M., Alam, M. and Mondal, M.N.I. 2017. Does household food insecurity influence nutritional practice of children age 6 to 23 months in Bangladesh? South East Asia Journal of Public Health,6(2);53-60.
  • Ahsan, H. A. M. N., Miah, M. T., Ayaz, K. F.M.,Khan, M.A. I.,Islam, M. A., Siddique, A.A., Kabir, R. and Arafat, S.M. Y. (2017).Diagnosis of Deaths in Initial Hours in Medicine Ward in a Tertiary Care Hospital of Bangladesh. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research,7(4):34-39.
  • Arafat, S.M. Y., Andalib, A and Kabir, R. (2017). Progression of Doctor-Patient relationship model in light of time and culture: a Narrative Review. International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health,1(2):102-107.
  • Arafat, S.M.Y., Kabir, R., and Hasan, J.M. (2017). Use and Abuse of Anti-ulcerants: A perspective from Bangladesh. International Journal of Research Studies,1(1):56-58.
  • Arafat, S.M. Y., Andalib, A., Shams, S., Kabir, R., Shah, M., Fariduzzaman, A., Liton, M., and Ansary , E.(2017). Patient Satisfaction in chamber setting in Bangladesh measured by patient-doctor relationship questionnaire (PDRQ-9 Bangla). Journal of Medical Research and Innovation, 1(1):34-39.
  • Arafat, S.M.Y. and Kabir, R. (2017). Burnout in Physicians: Global and Bangladesh Perspective. EC Psychology and Psychiatry.2(3):112-116.
  • Masud,A., Ahmed, M., Sultana, M., Alam, S., Kabir, R., Arafat, S.M.Y. and Papadopoulos, K. (2017). Health problems and health care seeking behavior of Rohingya Refuges. Journal of Medical Research and Innovation, 1(1):21-29.
  • Quadir, M.M., Sen. K.,Sultana, M.R., Ahmed, M.S., Taoheed, F.,Andalib, A., Kabir, R.,Fariduzzaman, A.M. and Arafat, S.M.Y.(2017). Demography, Diagnosis and Complications of Spinal Cord Injury Patients in a Rehabilitation Centre of Bangladesh. International Journal of Neurorehabilitation. 4(1):e1000244.
  • Kabir, R., Khan,H.T.A., Ball, E, and Caldwell, K. (2016). Climate Change Impact: The experiences of the coastal areas of Bangladesh affected cyclones Sidr and Aila. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, Article Id 9654753.
  • Abdulsalam, A., Kabir, R., and Arafat, S.M. Y. (2016). Assessment of fire safety preparedness in selected health institutions in Niger State. International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health,1(1):50-58.
  • Babs- Shomoye F andKabir, R. (2016).Health effects of solid waste disposal at a dumpsite on the surrounding human settlements. Journal of Public Health in Developing countries,2(3):268-275.
  • Papadopoulo, K. and Kabir, R. (2016). Physiotherapy effectiveness on muscle strength, flexibility, pain and functions in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation, 3(1):035-039.
  • Kabir, R. and Khan, H.T.A. (2016). Climate change induced natural disasters impact on health of the coastal people in Bangladesh. International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health, 1(1):9-12.
  • Kabir, R.,Ozkaya, A., and Ozkaya, S. (2016). Assessment of salt intake behavior among undergraduate healthcare students studying in London. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health, 3(10):2734-2739.
  • Joshi, Y. P., Kabir, R., Upreti, P., Lee, W.H., Papadopoulos, K., Ferdous, N. (2016). Potential Impact and controversy of stem cells in Public Health. International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology,2(5):9-14.
  • Joshi, Y. P., Shreestha, S., Kabir, R.,Thapa, A., Upreti, P. and Shrestha, S. (2016). Urinary tract infections and antibiotic susceptibility among the patients attending B & D hospital of Lalitpur, Nepal. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences,7(5):47-51.
  • Kabir, R., Kabir, M., Uddin, M.S.K., Ferdous, N. and Chowdhury, M.R.K. (2016). Elderly population growth in Bangladesh: Preparedness in Public and Private Sectors. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science.21,8(2):58-73.
  • M.R.K.,Chowdhury, Kabir, R.,Sayem, M. A., Alam, M. M., Chowdhury, M.R. H.K., Akter, F., Islam, S. (2016). Socio-demographic and biomedical factors were associated with control of diabetes among diabetic people attended at Rajshahi Diabetes Hospital, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences. 11(2):48-56.
  • Begum, F., Rahman, J. andKabir, R. (2015) Electrocardiographic and Blood Electrolytes Findings in Athletic Students of Sports Academy in Bangladesh. Occupational Medicine and Health Affairs 3:218.
  • Kabir, R., Khan, H.T.A., Ball, E., & Caldwell, K. (2014).Climate Change and Public Health Situations in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh. International Journal of Social Science Studies 2(3): 109-116.
  • Kabir, R.,& Khan, H.T A. (2013). Utilization of antenatal care among pregnant women of urban slums of Dhaka city, Bangladesh. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science. 2(2):15-19.
  • Kabir, R., Khan, H.T.A., Kabir, M., Rahman, M.T. (2013). Population Ageing in Bangladesh and its implication on health care. European Scientific Journal. 9(33):34-47.
  • Shahjahan, M., Mumu, S.J., Afroz, A., Chowdhury, H.A., Kabir, R. and Ahmed, K. (2013). Determinants of male participation in reproductive healthcare services: A Cross-Sectional study. Reproductive Health.10: 27.
  • Shahjahan, M., Kabir, R., Islam Ks, Rashid HA. (2009) Knowledge of men about sexually transmitted disease and HIV/AIDS and factors affecting them. South Asian Journal of Population and Health, 2(2), pp159-166.
  • Kabir, R. and Shahjahan M. (2009) Elderly Care in Bangladesh: Challenges in the new millennium. Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research,22(1&2),119-130.
  • Kabir, M., Rashid, M.  and Kabir,R. (2008) Food Security and Nutrition Status of Mothers and Under Five Children of Chittagong Hill Tracts. South Asian Journal of Population and Health, 1(1), 1-11.

Book and Book Chapters

  • Kabir, R. (2016). Climate change and health effects due to natural disasters in Bangladesh. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Conference Presentation

  • The health effects of cyclone Sidr and Aila among the costal people in Bangladesh. 9th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, 21-22 April 2017.
  • The potential change on health impacts of extreme weather events in coastal areas of Bangladesh. 28th Annual International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Conference at Rome, Italy, 1-4 September 2016.
  • Climate Change Impact: an experience from cyclone Sidr and Aila affected coastal areas of Bangladesh. Fourth International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation 2015 at Colombo, SriLanka ,22-23 November,2015.
  • Exploring the impact of domestic violence on empowerment and health seeking behavior of women in Pakistan. Conference on Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services at Anglia Ruskin University, London, 10 September 2015.
  • Experiences of the climate change affected coastal people in Bangladesh. Research Student Summer Conference at Middlesex University, London, 19 June 2014.
  • Climate change and its impact on livelihood of coastal people in Bangladesh. 3rd International Conference on Climate Change and Social Issues 2014 at Colombo, Srilanka, 30-31 July 2014.
  • Experiences of the Climate Change affected coastal people in Bangladesh. 2014 Asian Congress on the Millennium Development Goals at Hiroshima, Japan, 6-8 August 2014.
  • Characteristics of Respondents of Climate Change affected coastal areas in Bangladesh. Summer Conference for Schools of Health & Education, Science & Technology and Institute for Work Based Learning, 20th June 2013, Middlesex University, London.
  • Understanding Climate change and its impact on human health in Bangladesh. 4th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses at The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA, 12-13 July 2012.


Conference Proceedings

Kabir, R., Khan, H.T.A., Ball, E., and Caldwell, K. (2014). Climate change and its impact on livelihood of coastal people in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Climate change and Social Issues 2014, 30-31 July 2014.Srilanka, Colombo.

  • Nominated for ‘ Most Empowering’ Award in the MDXSU Teaching Awards 2015.
  • Achieved “Graduate Scholar Award 2012’ for 4th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses at The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • International Epidemiological Association – Member from June 2012
  • Royal Society for Public Health- Associate Member from September 2015
  • British Society for Population Studies- Member from March 2012
  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology- Mentor and Member from June 2016

1. Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Healthcare
Place: Anglia Ruskin University London, 19 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1N 6RA
Working Period: From September 2015 to July 2016. (FT)

2. Position: Public Health and StatisticsLecturer, MSc and undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor
Place: Department of Natural Sciences, School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University London, Hendon, The Burroughs, NW44BT.
Working Period: From October 2010 to May 2015. (PT)

3. Position:Associate Tutor
Place: Department of Nursing and Health, University of Sunderland London, 197 Marsh Wall, Docklands, London, E14 9SG
Working Period: From August to September 2015.(PT)

4. Position: Programme Leader of Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care

Place: EThames Graduate School, 412-416, Eastern Avenue, Ilford, Essex, IG2 6NQ
Working period: From December 2010 to August 2015. (PT)

5.Position: Programme Leader of Pearson BTEC Higher National DiplomaHealth & Social Care

Place: London Churchill College, 116, Cavell Street, London, E1 2JA
Working period: From February 2010 to August 2015. (PT)

6.Position:Assessor & Moderator (Distance Learning Programme) of NCFE Level 3 End of Life Care Programme

Place: Skills for Network
Working Period: from July 2012 to January 2013.

7. Position:Health Promotion Officer
Place: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Mulberry Place (AH), PO Box 55739, 5 Clove Crescent,London E14 1BY
Working period: From August 2009 to 23rdFebruary 2010.(FT)

8. Position: Research Assistant
Place: Department of Dental Public Health
Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London
Turner Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 2AD
Working Period: 1st December 2008 to 31st July 2009. (FT)

9. Position: Research Assistant

Place: Agroni Research, Bow Business Centre, 153-159, Bow Road, London, E3 2SE
Working Period: from September 2008 to December 2008.

10.Position: Research Assistant                       

Place: Research, Training & Management International
RTM Complex, 581 Shewrapara (Level 3, 4 & 5) , Begum RokeyaSharani, Mirpur, Dhaka 1216, Bangladesh                                    
Working period: 1st November 2007 to 31st August 2008

Clinical Experience

  • Worked as Dental Surgeon in Prescription Point Dental Clinic in Dhaka, Bangladesh from January 2007 to October 2007
  • Worked as Dental Officer from November 2005 to December 2006 Shahid Suhrawardy Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Worked as an Internee Doctor from October 2004 to October 2005 in Bangladesh Dental College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

External Examiner role

  • Appointed as an External Examiner for New Bucks University for FDA Health and Social Care Programme from October 2016 to September 2020.
  • Appointed as an External Examiner for Southampton Solent University for Health and Social Care Programme from October 2016.
  • Appointed as an External Examiner for BPP University for MSc Healthcare Leadership Programme from September 2016.