• E-mailAnand.Bhopal@uib.no
  • Phone+47 413 72 304
  • Visitor Address
    Overlege Danielssens Hus (4th floor)
    Årstadveien 21
    5009 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Anand Bhopal is a PhD Research Fellow at the Bergen Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS), within the Department for Global Health and Primary Care. He is a medical doctor and holds a Masters degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health from University College London. Previous positions include working in the Medical Director’s Office of Public Health England (2017-2018), as a participant in the UK National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellowship Scheme, and junior researcher at the Unit for Migration Health at the Norwegian Institute for Public Health (FHI). 

His PhD project explores policy responses to the health impacts of climate change in Ethiopia, focusing on the Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE), and the intersection of climate change and priority setting in health. The research aims to assist policy makers prioritise different health and climate-related interventions and ultimately help promote equitable global collaboration to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Selected Publications

  • Bhopal A. Attitude and the 21st century doctor. The Lancet Global Health. 2015; 3:e126–e127 
  • Bhopal A, Baker PA, Meldrum JL, Chan JKM, Gopfert APN. Embed a public health ethos in the medical workforce. The Lancet. 2015; 385: 853–854. 

  • Bhopal A. Good Medical Practice in a time of chronic disease: time to replace our steps? Journal of Global Health. 2016; 6(2): 020301.

  • Bhopal A., Chapter 7: Current and Emerging Health Protection Issues, Health Profile for England: 2018. Public Health England, London: UK. Available: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-profile-for-england-2018/chapter-7-current-and-emerging-health-protection-issues (Accessed: 03.10.19)

  • Regmi S & Bhopal A. Specific Global Health Challenges: Neglected Tropical Diseases, pp. 178-183, in Essentials of Global Health, ISBN: 9780702066078, 2018; Elsevier, London, UK (Eds: Sethia B & Kumar P)

  • Bhopal, A. (2019). Grappling with responsibility, dementia and death: notes of a junior doctor. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 49(1), 92-94.

  • Bhopal A., Blanchard, K., Weber, R., & Murray, V. Disasters and food security: The impact on health. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2019; 33: 1-4. 

  • Bhopal A., Peake M., Gilligan D., Cosford P. Lung cancer in never smokers: a hidden disease. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2019; 112(7): 269–271
  • Bhopal A, Wium C, Reisæter AV, Bhala N, Kumar B. Organ donation for migrants and ethnic minorities. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2019, Sep.

  • Bhopal, A., McLean, E., Nordrum, O. L., & Eriksen, S. S. A carbon-neutral health service: time for action!. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2020, Nov.

  • Bhopal A, Medhim H, Bærøe K, Norheim OF. Climate change and health in Ethiopia: To what extent have the health dimensions of climate change been integrated into the Climate‐Resilient Green Economy. World Medical & Health Policy. 2021, May.


Decarbonising Healthcare

This is a CET accelerator funded project (January-August 2021) which aims to build a coalition of researchers, clinicians and policy makers working towards decarbonising Norwegian health care while maintaining and improving health outcomes. More details here: https://www.uib.no/en/bceps/141970/bceps-researchers-secure-funding-net-...