Robin Coupland is an advisor to the International Committee of the Red Cross on armed violence and the effects of weapons. He carried out extensive research on the nature of landmine injuries and is instrumental in the recognition of weapons as a health issue. Together with Nathan Taback he has developed a model for converting media reports of armed violence into data in order to analyse the effects of armed violence. He has also conducted research on the effects of armed violence on healthcare workers. Coupland joined the ICRC in 1987 and worked as a field surgeon in countries including Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen.
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