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Dr Delanjathan Devakumar
3rd Floor
Institute of Child Health, UCL
  • ICH Developmental Neurosciences Prog
  • Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Delan qualified from the University of Manchester in 2002. He then worked in clinical paediatrics in the UK and New Zealand. After completing a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2006, he worked as a paediatrician with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Pakistan. He went on to do two emergency projects with MSF in South Sudan in a cholera outbreak in 2007 and Myanmar post-cyclone in 2008. He then completed a masters in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is a public health Academic Clinical Lecturer/Specialty Registrar in London. Delan is the chairperson of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Advocacy committee.

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Research Summary

Delan recently completed a PhD investigating the long-term effects of antenatal micronutrient supplementation, focusing on lung function and growth. His main interests are in child health, humanitarian crises and conflict, advocacy and ethics.

Teaching Summary

Delan co-runs the Global Maternal and Child Health module for intercalating BSc students. He also teaches on the Global Health masters and undergraduate medical school courses. 

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