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Dr Marko Kerac
  • Clinical Training Fellow/ NIHR Clinical Lecturer
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Marko qualified from UCL Medical School, where he first became interested in global child health during student projects and expeditions in Guyana, Yugoslavia/Serbia and India (Delhi, Calcutta).

After initially training in paediatrics in Plymouth and London, he moved to Malawi in 2003-4, working as a clinician and honorary lecturer at the College of Medicine, Blantyre. It was there, on 'MOYO' ward - Malawi's biggest and busiest Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre - that he developed his current interests in child malnutrition and disability. Following a year back in the UK doing the 'Public Health for Developing Countries' Masters at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, he returned to Malawi in late 2005. Again combining clinical and teaching duties, he also began a part-time PhD, working on collaborative research projects between the College of Medicine Malawi, the UCL Institute for Global Health, and Valid International.

Alongside his PhD on ‘Improving the treatment of severe acute malnutrition in childhood, he was also lead researcher on a 2008-2010 UNICEF Nutrition Cluster funded project exploring the Management of Acute Malnutrition in Infants aged <6months (MAMI).

He is currently back in the UK working as a public health doctor and NIHR clinical lecturer. Post-doctoral academic interests continue to have an international focus: on disability, vulnerability and child (especially young infant: ‘MAMI-2’) malnutrition.

Research Themes
SEP-2009 – FEB-2012 Academic Clinical Fellow & StR, Public Health Centre for International Health and Development UCL, United Kingdom
FEB-2008 – AUG-2009 Research Associate Centre for International Health & Development UCL, United Kingdom
NOV-2005 – JAN-2008 Hon Peadiatric Lecturer / Research Officer / PhD Student   College of Medicine / Valid International / UCL, Malawi
SEP-2003 – SEP-2004 Hon Paediatric Lecturer & Registrar   College of Medicine, Malawi
Academic Background
2011 MFPH Member of Faculty of Public Health Faculty of Public Health
2011 PhD Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2005 MSc Master of Science London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2002 MRCPCH Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
2000 DTM&H Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
1998 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery Royal Free University College Medical School
1994 BSc Bachelor of Science University College London
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