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- Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
- Institute for Global Health
- Faculty of Population Health Sciences
David is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science, UCL Reader in Global Health, and Honorary Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, based at the UCL Institute for Global Health, but living and working in south Asia since 1997.
David's work concentrates on child survival in developing countries. Research interests include maternal and neonatal care and outcomes in poor communities, low birth weight, nutritional interventions to improve newborn survival, community mobilisation through participatory interventions, health service interventions to improve the quality and outcomes of maternal and neonatal care, field surveillance systems for pregnancy, neonatal and infant outcomes, and large-scale evaluation of public health interventions. He has conceived and collaborated on a number of cluster randomized controlled trials to improve newborn health and survival, in India, Nepal and Malawi. In recent years he has become increasingly involved in research on urban health, particularly of women and children in vulnerable communities. His primary current collaboration is with the Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA) in Mumbai, India.
David has been teaching at UCL since 1999. He coordinates the UCL MSc module on perinatal epidemiology and newborn care, supervises PhD students and is a member of ethical and examination boards. He has contributed to the MRCPCH Mastercourse designed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and textbooks of neonatology, maternity care in low-income countries and global health.
|01-FEB-2011||Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science||Institute of Child Health||, United Kingdom|
|01-SEP-2010||Reader in International Health||Institute of Child Health||, United Kingdom|
|01-FEB-2007 – 31-JAN-2011||Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow||Institute of Child Health||, United Kingdom|
|2006||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy||University College London|
|1999||MRCPCH||Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health||To be updated|
|1997||DTM&H||Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene||London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|1992||MRCP||Member of the Royal College of Physicians||Royal College of Physicians|
|1990||MA||Master of Arts||To be updated|
|1990||MB||Bachelor of Medicine||University of Cambridge|