Research Assistant


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Stella Arakelyan (MD, MPH, MScIH) is a part-time Research Assistant at the Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD). 

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications

Stella is a public health researcher specializing in prevention of chronic health conditions/disabilities and population health promotion. Stella joined the IGHD as a part-time Research Assistant in the NIHR Research Unit on Health in Situations of Fragility (RUHF) in September 2019. Stella's work contributes to the "Global Strand: NCDs in Situations of Fragility" component within the RUHF. She is also supporting research looking at the mental health and psychosocial well-being of refugee children.

Stella is currently at the final stage of her doctoral studies at the School of Health Sciences, here at QMU. Her PhD thesis is looking at personal characteristics, family circumstances, and community-based participation of a large nationally representative sample of children with disabilities aged 10-12.

Active research interests:

• Population health promotion
• Children’s health promotion
• Non-communicable diseases
• Health services utilization in low-and middle-income countries
• Social determinants of health

Research Methods:

• Systematic and other types of literature reviews (scoping review, narrative review)
• Meta-analysis
• Mixed-methods
• Quantitative research methods (multivariable regression modelling, structural equation modelling, survival analysis and factor analysis)

Please see my research publications in eResearch – Queen Margaret University’s repository