Dr Reuben Larbi

Research Fellow - Health Determinants of Research Collaboration (HDRC)


I am currently on secondment at the Blackpool Council on a National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC). The purpose of the project is to help enable local authorities to become more research-active and to make evidence-informed decisions by undertaking research and evaluation relating to their activities, including synthesising and mobilising existing evidence. My research focus is socio-ecological determinants of health and wellbeing, particularly in low-income urban settings. I am passionate about addressing the unjust deprivations and socio-economic conditions under which people live, grow and work, and the consequent inequalities in health and wellbeing. I have experience assessing vulnerability of the urban population to climatic and other environmental hazards and implementing feasible adaptation measures in different ecological contexts. My research approach involves multidisciplinary methods that combine qualitative and quantitative techniques with spatial analyses.

HDRC learning event
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Military Emissions Gap conference
Invited talk

Environmental Research Letters (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Blackpool HDRC launch

Blackpool Council, Number One, Bickerstaffe Square, Talbot Road, FY1 3AH (External organisation)
Membership of committee

International Research Networking and Engagement (Ghana)
Types of External academic engagement - Hosting an academic visitor

COVID-19 reveals value of early local ownership of international development research
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Military Emissions Gap Panel Discussion
Oral presentation

BRAC University
Visiting an external academic institution

GeoHealth (Journal)
Editorial activity