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Dr Delanjathan Devakumar
3rd Floor
Institute of Child Health, UCL
  • Clinical Training Fellow/ NIHR Lecturer in Public Health
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Delan is an Academic Clinical Lecturer in public health. He qualified from the University of Manchester and then worked in clinical paediatrics in the UK and New Zealand. After completing a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, he worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres as a paediatrician in Pakistan in 2006 (Kashmir earthquake), in South Sudan (cholera outbreak) in 2007 and Myanmar (post-cyclone Nargis) in 2008. He completed a masters in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in UCL investigating the long-term effects of antenatal micronutrient supplementation in Nepal, focusing on growth and lung function. Delan is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Health Promotion committee and Global Health committee.

Research Themes
Research Summary

Delan's interests are in child health, nutrition, humanitarian crises and conflict, migration, advocacy and ethics. His PhD research was based in Nepal and he has research collaborations in Brazil (University of São Paulo) and Sri Lanka (University of Colombo). He is running a public engagement project on child marriage in Nepal. 

Teaching Summary

Delan is the lead for the Global Maternal and Child Health module for BSc students. He also teaches on Global Health masters and undergraduate medical school courses. 

Academic Background
2014 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Child Health University College London
2010 MFPH Member of Faculty of Public Health – Public Health Faculty of Public Health
2009 MSc Master of Science – Public Health London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2006 DTM&H Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – Paediatrics and Child Health Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
2005 MRCPCH Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – Paediatrics and Child Health Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
2002 MB.ChB Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine University of Manchester
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