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Helen Roberts

Helen Roberts

Institute of Education University of London

Helen has a particular interest in the translation of research evidence into policy and practice right across health, education and social care; inequalities in health (and what can be done about them) and the voice of the patient, user and citizen. She writes on the lay expertise of users of services (including child users); the synthesis of different kinds of research evidence, and implementation issues. She is an editor with the Cochrane Public Health Review Group, and sits on the International Advisory Committee of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital, Toronto.

Type of member: Regular

Telephone: 44-207-905-2190

Email Address:

Mailing Address: Professor Helen Roberts, General and Adolescent Paediatrics Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Collaborative Projects

I work with Catherine Law on a number of projects, including an evaluation of a weight management programme (in which Patricia Lucas is also involved), a project on the extent to which parental employment can improve child health, and a Department of Health funded policy research unit on child and adolescent health.

Current research interests
Inequalities in child health

The voice of the child and young person

The use of sound research for advocacy

| Methodological issues: Root cause analysis to inform policy change.

Selected publications

Jones, A., Steinbach, R., Roberts, H., Goodman, A., & Green, J. (2012). Rethinking passive transport: Bus fare exemptions and young peoples wellbeing. Health & Place, 18(3), 605-612. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.01.003

Roberts, H. (2012). What works in reducing inequalities in child health? Bristol, Policy Press.