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Dr Anand Ahankari

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Office

Qualifications

  • BDS
  • MPH (University of Nottingham)
  • PhD (University of Nottingham)

Summary

Graduated in Dentistry (BDS), and then studied Masters in Public Health (MPH) at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Anand has successfully completed his PhD studies at the University of Nottingham, UK (PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health awarded in December 2017).

He has also completed three CPD courses (Imperial College, University College London and University of Nottingham, UK).

Anand has a valuable experience of working across all stages of research project lifecycle (concept development, grant application, research proposal design, ethics, team training, data collection, analysis and publication).

He handled a team of 4 full-time staff, and 34 healthcare workers, and also worked in both developing and developed country environments (4 years of full-time work experience, and 2 years of part-time with UK-HEI, international research group, industry, and development agency).

Published 19 journal papers since 2012. Of those, 7 papers are from PhD data published in the first 40 months of the study period. Please use the Orchid ID web llink to view his published research. He worked as an external peer reviewer on 25+ manuscripts for international biomedical journals.

Total personal scholarship awards received: 57,640 GBP

Total project grants secured: 421,121 GBP

His previous honorary appointments include Research Fellow Panel-co lead and Scientific Advisor with the NNEdPro, Cambridge (October 2015 to February 2017), and 'Associate Editor' with the BMC Public Health, London (March 2018 to April 2019).

Anand was awarded '2016 Tri-Campus Postgraduate Research Award' (Mr Andrew Henry Prize) following his contribution during PhD studies by the University of Nottingham, UK. He was interviewed by the Vibe FM Toronto Radio Channel on his sex ratio research published in the Lancet Global Health (broadcast on 8 March 2018).

Journal Article

Growth, challenges and opportunities in Indian nursing

Hayter, M., Ahankari, A., Jamadar, K., Nawale, A., & Mahadalkar, P. (2019). Growth, challenges and opportunities in Indian nursing. Journal of advanced nursing, 75(6), 1147-1148. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13978

The effectiveness of combined alcohol and sexual risk taking reduction interventions on the sexual behaviour of teenagers and young adults: a systematic review

Ahankari, A. S., Wray, J., Jomeen, J., & Hayter, M. (2019). The effectiveness of combined alcohol and sexual risk taking reduction interventions on the sexual behaviour of teenagers and young adults: a systematic review. Public health, 173, 83-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2019.05.023

aDolescents gEnder surVey, rEsponsible coupLes evaluatiOn, and capacity building Project in India (DEVELOP): a study protocol

Ahankari, A., Hayter, M., Whitfield, C., Ali, P., Giridhari, S., Tambe, S., …Ovseiko, P. (2019). aDolescents gEnder surVey, rEsponsible coupLes evaluatiOn, and capacity building Project in India (DEVELOP): a study protocol. F1000Research, 8, https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.19521.1

A qualitative study exploring factors influencing clinical decision-making for influenza-like illness in Solapur city, Maharashtra, India

Ahankari, A. S., Myles, P. R., Tsang, S., Khan, F., Atre, S., Langley, T., …Bains, M. (2019). A qualitative study exploring factors influencing clinical decision-making for influenza-like illness in Solapur city, Maharashtra, India. Anthropology & medicine, 26(1), 65-86. https://doi.org/10.1080/13648470.2017.1321459

An investigation to identify potential risk factors associated with common chronic diseases among the older population in India

Ahankari, A., Adaji, E., Myles, P., Adaji, E., Ahankari, A., & Myles, P. (2017). An investigation to identify potential risk factors associated with common chronic diseases among the older population in India. Indian journal of community medicine : official publication of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine, 42(1), 46. https://doi.org/10.4103/0970-0218.199802

Research interests

Maternal and Child Health

Sexual Reproductive Health

Epidemiology and Public Health

Global Health

Systematic Reviews

Healthcare Technology

Tobacco Control

Postgraduate supervision

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Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Lifetime Member of International Epidemiology Association (IEA), USA

2013

Lifetime Member of Indian Public Health Association (IPHA), India

2013

Fellow Member of Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), UK

2014 - 2015

Member of John Snow Society, London

2017