Trial Support Officer, Department of Health Sciences
Talib Khan is a Public Health researcher with experience in international health and working with ethnic minority communities. He studied an MSc in International Health at the University of Leeds and worked as a research fellow in different research projects and trials including qualitative research and randomized controlled trials at the University of Leeds and University of York. He has very extensive experience of recruitment in clinical and non-clinical research projects, conducting research work with ethnic minority group. Talib is a Trial Support Officer for the World Health Organisation (WHO) RE-DEFINE project which aims to deliver a psychosocial preventative intervention to refugees and asylum seekers from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan. People with refugee status who experience emotional distress are invited to a Randomised Controlled Trial to test a Self Help+ intervention which aims to improve their wellbeing and reduce the likelihood of developing mental health conditions such as PTSD.
Talib's research interests focus on tobacco control in developing and developed countries, the affect of cultural norms and sedentary life style in south Asian community in low income countries (LIC) and high income countries (HIC), co-morbidity of physical and mental health. He has worked on a number of mixed methods projects and is currently working on smokeless tobacco control in UK and RE-DEFINE (Refugee Emergency: DEFining and Implementing Novel Evidence-based psychosocial interventions).