Dr Ameeta Retzer BA, MA, DPhil

Dr Ameeta Retzer

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow

Contact details

Primary Care Clinical Sciences
Institute of Applied Health Research
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Ameeta is currently is working as a research fellow on the EPiC study.


  • DPhil in Public Health, University of Oxford, 2015
  • MA in Human Rights, University College London, 2011
  • BA (Hons) in Politics, Queen Mary University of London, 2010


Ameeta is interested in using mixed methods to evaluate and develop health and social policy in relation to individuals from vulnerable communities.   Her academic career began with investigating social inequality and political activism in rural India, and then Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among indigenous communities in Australia.   For her DPhil, Ameeta designed and executed a multi-centre study into decision-making by social workers in relation to the children of parents with intellectual disability.

Before starting at Birmingham, Ameeta worked at the University of Warwick on a Department for Education funded project analysing serious case reviews and child protection data. Since starting at Birmingham, Ameeta has worked as a research associate on the PARTNERS2 project, coordinating the collection of qualitative and quantitative data and assisting with analyses.


Ameeta is currently is working as a research fellow on the EPiC study.

Research centres



ROY, A., JAIN, S., ROY, A., WARD, F., RICHINGS, C., MARTIN, M., ROY, M., (2011) Improving recording of capacity to consent and explanation of medication side-effects in a psychiatric service for people with learning disability: Audit findings, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 15(2):85-92

ROY, A., ROY, A., ROY, M., (2012) The human rights of women with intellectual disability, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 105:384-389

ROY, M., RETZER, A., SIKABOFORI, T., (2015) Personality development and intellectual disability, Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 28(1):35-9

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