Dr Russell Kabir

Senior Lecturer; Course Leader

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

School:School of Allied Health

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Research methodology , Public health

Research Supervision:Yes

Dr Russell Kabir is an experienced academic and global public health researcher.


Dr Kabir has been working as an academic in higher education institutes for more than 12 years. He is the author of the book Learning SPSS without Pain A Comprehensive Guide for Data Analysis and Interpretation of Outputs.He has authored or co-authored in more than 80 journal articles and book chapters. He is currently serving as an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE, BMC Public Health and Peerj.

Dr Kabir is interested to perform collaborative and interdisciplinary research in public health issues with a special focus on oral health, reproductive health issues, violence against women and ageing-related research.

Spoken Languages

Bangla and English

Research interests

  • Violence against women
  • Maternal and reproductive health issues
  • Dental Public Health
  • Suicide and mental health
  • Ageing and Health care
  • Demography and population issues
  • Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary public health research

Areas of research supervision

  • PhD Student: Zainab Al -Attabi (2016-2022)
    Research Title: Stigma Towards dementia patients in the Healthcare
  • Mphil Student: Juliana Umunna (2019-2022)
    Research Title: What factors influence the choices of birthplaces among women of reproductive age in Nigeria?
  • PhD Student: Roselyn Mattukoya (2017-2023)
    Research Title: The experience of overseas registered nurses in challenging unsafe practice
  • PhD Student: Haniya Zehra Syed (2022-2025)
    Research Title: The impact of climate crises on mental health status in women of reproductive age (15-49), living in coastal areas of Bangladesh


  • Epidemiology & Statistics for MPH Global Public Health and MSc Public Health & Community Wellbeing
  • Data Analysis for Public Health Research for BSc Public Health


  • PG Certificate Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University , UK
  • PhD in Public Health, Middlesex University, UK
  • MSc Research Methods, Middlesex University, UK
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH), North South University, Bangladesh
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Registered member of Bangladesh Medical and Dental and Council
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Member of International Epidemiological Association
  • Member of British Society for Population Studies
  • Fellow of Royal Society for Public Health
  • Fellow of Royal Statistical Society
  • Academic Editor, PLOS ONE
  • Associate Editor, BMC Public Health
  • Academic Editor- Peerj
  • Editorial Reviewer- Journal of Perioperative Practice

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Role: Co-Principal Investigator (2019-2020)
    Project: An Asset-based Approach to Health and Wellbeing in Northeast Essex: The lived experience of services users across the life cross. (Budget £48500)
    Commissioning Body: Colchester Borough Council
  • Role: Co-Principal Investigator (2020 December-August 2021)
    Project: Reactivating Assets for Communities and individuals to survive and Flourish in Post-COVID Recovery. (Budget- £39, 265)
    Commissioning Body: Colchester Borough Council

Selected recent publications

Jahan, S.S., Nerali, J.T., Parsa, A.D., Kabir, R.(2022). Exploring the Association between Emotional Intelligence and Academic Performance and Stress Factors among Dental Students: A Scoping Review. Dentistry Journal, 10, 67. https://doi.org/10.3390/dj10040067

Vinnakota D, Parsa AD, Sivasubramanian M, Mahmud I, Sathian B, Kabir R.(2022). Intimate Partner Violence and Pregnancy Termination among Tajikistan Women: Evidence from Nationally Representative Data. Women. 2(2):102-114. https://doi.org/10.3390/women2020012

Hakkim, S., Parsa, A. D., Arafat, S. M. Y., Mahmud, I., Sathian, B., Sivasubramanian, M., & Kabir, R. (2022). Pornography—Is It Good for Sexual Health? A Systematic Review. Journal of Psychosexual Health. https://doi.org/10.1177/26318318221088949

Patwary, M.M.; Alam, M.A.; Bardhan, M.; Disha, A.S.; Haque, M.Z.; Billah, S.M.; Kabir, M.P.; Browning, M.H.E.M.; Rahman, M.M.; Parsa, A.D.; Kabir, R. (2022). COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance among Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries: A Rapid Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Vaccines, 10, 427. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10030427

Arafat, S. M. Y., Menon, V., Vinnakota, D., Saroj, A., Kar, S. K., & Kabir, R. (2022). Studies on Sexual Behavior During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Bibliometric Analysis. Journal of Psychosexual Health. https://doi.org/10.1177/26318318211067070

Syed, H.Z. & Kabir, R. (2022). Exploring the oral health status of patients with psychological issues. Journal of Primary Care Dentistry and Oral Health. 3(2):27-28. 10.4103/jpcdoh.jpcdoh_42_21   

Arafat, S. M. Y., Singh, R., Menon, V., Sivasubramanian, M. , & Kabir, R. (2022). Panic buying research: A systematic review of systematic reviews . South East Asia Journal of Medical Sciences, 6(1), 1–11. https://littlebaypublishers.com/index.php/seajournalms/article/view/84

Hakkim, S. &  Kabir, R. (2021). Pornography and it’s correlation with sexual health. Indian Journal of Health Sexuality and Culture .7 (2), 53–56. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6062934

Kabir, R, Mahmud, I., Chowdhury, M.T.H., Vinnakota, D., Jahan, S.S., Siddika, N., Isha, S.N., Nath, S.K., Hoque Apu, E. (2021) COVID-19 Vaccination Intent and Willingness to Pay in Bangladesh: A Cross-Sectional Study. Vaccines; 9(5):416. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9050416

Kabir, R., Isha, S.N., Chowdhury, M.T.H., Siddika, N., Jahan, S.S., Saha, A.K., Nath, S.K., Jahan, M.S., Sivasubramanian, M., Mahmud, I. & Hoque Apu, E. (2021). Depression among the Non-Native International Undergraduate Students Studying Dentistry in Bangladesh. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18 (11): 5802. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115802.

Chowdhury MRK, Khan HTA, Rashid M, Kabir, R., Islam, S., Islam, M.S., Kader(2021). Differences in risk factors associated with single and multiple concurrent forms of undernutrition (stunting, wasting or underweight) among children under 5 in Bangladesh: a nationally representative cross-sectional study. BMJ Open;11:e052814. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052814

Abalkhail, A., Mahmud, I., Alhumaydhi, F.A., Alslamah, T., Alwashmi, A.S., Vinnakota, D. and Kabir, R., (2021). Hand Hygiene Knowledge and Perception among the Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Qassim, Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Healthcare (Vol. 9, No. 12, p. 1627). https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9121627

Mahmud, I., Kabir, R., Rahman, M.A., Alradie-Mohamed, A., Vinnakota, D., Al-Mohaimeed, A.(2021). The Health Belief Model Predicts Intention to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine in Saudi Arabia: Results from a Cross-Sectional Survey. Vaccines. 9(8):864. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9080864

Shimul, S.N., Alradie-Mohamed, A., Kabir, R., Al-Mohaimeed, A. and Mahmud, I. (2021). Effect of easing lockdown and restriction measures on COVID-19 epidemic projection: A case study of Saudi Arabia. PLOS ONE, 16(9), p.e0256958.

Almatroudi, A., Mousa, A.M., Vinnakota, D., Abalkhail, A., Alwashmi, A.S., Almatroodi, S.A., Alhumaydhi, F.A., Kabir, R. and Mahmud, I., (2021). Prevalence and associated factors of respiratory allergies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional investigation, September–December 2020. PLOS ONE, 16(6), p.e0253558. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0253558

Recent presentations and conferences

Perceptions of undergraduate dental students towards community-based learning environments at the school of Density and Oral Health, Fiji National University. Pacific Islands Health Research Symposium, Suva, Fiji Islands, 29-30 August 2019.

Prelacteal Feeding Practice Among the mothers having children below 5 years of age at selected slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh. 6th International Conference on Natural Science and Technology, Asian University of Women, Bangladesh, 29-30 March 2019.

Impact of intimate partner violence on ever married women and utilization of antenatal care services in Tanzania. European Congress of Epidemiology: Crises, Epidemiological Transitions and the role of epidemiologists, Lyon, France, 4-6 July 2018.

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, Sri Lanka, 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.