Dr Delanjathan Devakumar

Lecturer in Public Health at University College London (UCL)


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 from UCL, funded by the Wellcome Trust. Delan is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Health Promotion committee and Global Health committee and the Faculty of Public Health Global Violence Prevention group. He is a commissioner and steering group member of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health.