Dr Lyndsay S. Baines

Senior Lecturer in Global Public Health
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Allied Health and Social Care
Areas of Expertise:
Public health
Research Supervision:

Dr Lyndsay S. Baines graduated from Goldsmiths’, University of London, with a PhD in Psychology, and has published 33 peer review papers with 978 citations.

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As an early stage researcher, Dr Baines was embedded with the solid organ transplant team at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow, where she established one of the first ward based counselling services for organ transplant patients.

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn and Enduring Freedom, Dr Baines relocated to the United States, where she worked for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, based at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.

She has deployed on a number of humanitarian missions including Botswana, Suriname and India where she was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar, as part of a task force establishing eco-toilets in rural areas and unmet surgical need in rural populations.

Research interests
  • Public health
  • Global health
  • Health diplomacy
  • Infodemiology
  • Solid organ and islet cell transplant
  • Oncology
  • Diabetes
Areas of research supervision
  • Global health
  • Health diplomacy
  • Public health
  • PhD Psychology, Goldsmiths’, University of London
  • MSc Sociology of Health, London South Bank University
  • MA Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of London
Selected recent publications

Jindal, R. M., Baines, L. S., Mehjabeen, D., 2022. Reimagining diaspora diplomacy during the COVID-19 crisis in India. Int Health:ihac019. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihac019. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35460224.

Thokwane, K., Baines, L. S., Mehjabeen, D., Jindal, R. M., 2021. Global health diplomacy: Provision of specialist medical services in the Republic of Botswana. Surgeon, 13:S1479-666X(21)00099-8. doi: 10.1016/j.surge.2021.04.011. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34134930.

Adomako, M., Kamiar, A., Alshaikh, A., Baines, L. S., Benson, D., Bettcher, D. W., Cheema, B., Corijn, L., Fountain, E., Gdaniec, B. G., Garonzik, E., Harney, M., Jindal, R. M., Jones, K., Kerr, D., Mehjabeen, D., Vahid, N. P., Okonetuk, E., Pompeu, N., Skosana, B., Tan, S., Thokwane, K., Welzel, T., 2020. The burgeoning role of global health diplomacy to alleviate suffering of cancer patients in low- and middle-income countries. Int Health, 12(3), pp. 231-233. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihaa004. PMID: 32134455; PMCID: PMC7320424.

Skosana, B., Tan, S., Thokwane, K., Welzel, T., 2020. Oncopolicy and global health diplomacy in times of rising populism. J Public Health Policy, 41(2), pp. 230-232. >a href="https://doi.org/10.1057/s41271-019-00213-1" target="_blank">doi: 10.1057/s41271-019-00213-1. PMID: 32099060.

Baines, L. S., Kerr, D. J., 2018. Universal Health Coverage to High-quality Healthcare: An Opportunity for Action on Global Functions for Health. J Epidemiol Glob Health, 8(3-4), pp. 236. doi: 10.2991/j.jegh.2018.07.001. PMID: 30864770; PMCID: PMC7377555.

Baines, L. S., Mitchell, L., Long, K., Abbot, C., Clarke, N., Tyler, D., Ireton, D., Khan, F., 2017. Post-deployment screening for mental disorders and help-seeking in the UK military. The Lancet, 390(10094), p. 553-554. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31627-6. PMID: 28792391.