Dr Russell Kabir

Senior Lecturer in Research Methods

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Allied Health

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Research methodology , Public health

Dr Russell Kabir is an experienced academic and researcher in the field of climate change and public health.


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Dr Russell Kabir completed his PhD degree from Middlesex University in 2014 on climate change and human health in Bangladesh. He completed his MSc Research Methods from the same university in 2011 and also obtained an MSc in Public Health in 2008 from North South University, Bangladesh. Dr Kabir trained as a Dental Surgeon, obtained his BDS degree from University of Dhaka in 2004. He has got several years of clinical experience. Dr Kabir is an experienced academic with teaching experience both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the UK. Furthermore, he is experienced in working as a Public Health researcher both at international and national organisations.

Research interests

  • Epidemiologic and biostatistics research
  • Environmental/Climate change and health research
  • Demography and population issues
  • Maternal and child health
  • Ageing and health care services research
  • Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary public health research


  • Research Methodology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels


  • PhD in Public Health, Middlesex University, UK
  • MSc in Research Methods, Middlesex University, UK
  • MSc in Public Health, North South University, Bangladesh
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Associate Member of Royal Society For Public Health
  • Member and Mentor of International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
  • Member of British Society for Population Studies
  • Member of International Epidemiological Association

Selected recent publications

Kabir, R., Khan, H.T.A., Ball, E. and Caldwell, K. (2016). Climate change impact: The experience of the coastal areas of Bangladesh affected by cyclones Sidr and Aila. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, In Press.

Joshi, Y. P., Shrestha, S., Kabir, R., Thapa, A., Upreti, P. 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.G., 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.

Chowdhury, M.R.K., Kabir. R., Sayem, M. A., Alam, M. M., Chowdhury, M.R. H.K., Akter, F. and 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., and Kabir, 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., and 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. and 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. and 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. and Rashid, H.A. (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.

Recent presentations and conferences

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 University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA, 12-13 July 2012.