Dr Ron Behrens

Dr Ron BehrensTel: 020 3447 5972
Fax: 0207 388 7645
Email: ron.behrens@uclh.org

Location:
University College Hospital; Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Specialities:
Infectious and tropical diseases

Professional background

I undertook postgraduate training in gastroenterology and nutrition at the University of Cambridge. My overseas research programme included  studies in The Gambia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Tanzania.

I have a shared appointment as the only NHS Consultant in Travel Medicine, based at  the  Hospital for Tropical Diseases’ Travel Clinic  and as Senior Lecturer, on the Dept of Infectious and Tropical diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical  Medicine.

Research interests

My main clinical activity is in providing pre-travel advice, particularly to travellers with complex or  longstanding health problems. My research interest includes malaria and its prevention particularly focusing on the compliance, efficacy and toxicity of malaria prophylactic agents. I contibute to surveillance of imported infectious diseases as a member of with TropNetEurop.

Publications

Declining incidence of malaria imported into the UK from West Africa Malaria Journal  2008

Health beliefs and communication in the travel clinic consultation as predictors of adherence to malaria chemoprophylaxis. British Journal of Health Psychology 2004
Atovaquone/Proguanil versus Mefloquine for Malaria Prophylaxis in Non immune Travelers: Results from a Randomized, Double-blind Study. Clin Inf Dis  2001
Visiting Friends and Relatives as High Risk Travellers.  Infect Dis Clin North America 2005

Pharmacopoeial quality of drugs supplied by Nigerian Pharmacies. Lancet
Is travel prophylaxis worthwhile?  An economic appraisal of prophylactic measures against Malaria, Hepatitis A and Typhoid fever in travellers. British Medical Journal
Imported Falciparum Malaria in Europe: Sentinel Surveillance Data from the European Network on Surveillance of Imported Infectious Diseases. Clinical Infectious Diseases

Yellow fever recommendations for tourists to Kenya .  A  flawed risk assessment. Journal of Travel Medicine

GMC/GDC number: 2420967 

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