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Kaushik Chattopadhyay

Assistant Professor in Evidence Based Healthcare, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Dr. Kaushik Chattopadhyay is an academic with an exclusive dual degree, European Master in Public Health, fully funded by the European Commission under the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Grant Programme and coordinated by the French School of Public Health (France). The dual degree comprises of Master of Public Health (Distinction) from The University of Sheffield (UK) and MSc in Public Health - Health Economics and Financial Management (Distinction) from the Jagiellonian University (Poland). He has also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills at St. George's, University of London (UK), and a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), which were funded by his employers. He is also a registered medical doctor by profession. He completed his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery at the University of Calcutta (India) where he was ranked in the university.

Dr. Chattopadhyay possesses several years of experience in research and teaching, particularly in the UK and Asian countries like India, China and Bangladesh. In the past, he has worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), King's College London (UK), St. George's, University of London (UK), The Royal Institute of International Affairs (UK), and NHS Suffolk (UK). He has also worked as a clinician at some of the busiest government hospitals in Kolkata (Calcutta, India).

Membership of Professional Bodies

· Registered Clinician (clinically qualified), West Bengal Ayurveda Council, India.

· Life Member, Indian Public Health Association, India.

· Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK.

· Accredited Systematic Reviewer, The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), Australia.

Expertise Summary

Keywords:

Diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), obesity, lifestyle diseases, randomised controlled trials, epidemiology, health services research, mixed methods, development and evaluation of complex interventions, clinical and public health interventions, yoga, ayurveda, traditional therapies, ethnic minorities, developing countries

Teaching Summary

In the UK, Dr. Chattopadhyay teaches on the MPH course and convenes one MPH module. He supervises postgraduate students (MPH dissertation and PhD thesis). In China (Centre for Evidence Based… read more

Research Summary

Dr. Chattopadhyay's main research interest is in lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. He is developing a programme of high quality research - his own portfolio of… read more

Recent Publications

In the UK, Dr. Chattopadhyay teaches on the MPH course and convenes one MPH module. He supervises postgraduate students (MPH dissertation and PhD thesis). In China (Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare, The University of Nottingham's China Campus in Ningbo), he teaches on a short course on research methods.

He used to work at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK) and King's College London (UK), and was a tutor on the MSc Epidemiology course, MSc Public Health course and MBBS course. He also used to teach on the Public Health Analyst Course at the Eastern Region Public Health Observatory (UK).

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD under Dr. Chattopadhyay's supervision, please contact him to discuss your initial ideas.

Current Research

Dr. Chattopadhyay's main research interest is in lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. He is developing a programme of high quality research - his own portfolio of work and in collaboration with other national and international experts. He also works for the Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare, The University of Nottingham's China Campus in Ningbo.

  • Diabetes and obesity research in collaboration with Ningbo First Hospital, China. For example, implications of using social media to facilitate weight management interventions, funded by The University of Nottingham's China Campus in Ningbo (Co-I).
  • Development and evaluation (large multi-centre randomised controlled trial) of a yoga-based cardiac rehabilitation programme for secondary prevention of myocardial infarction in India and the UK, funded by the Medical Research Council (UK) and Indian Council of Medical Research (India).
  • Systematic review on cost-effectiveness of interventions to control cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in South Asia (this project involves international experts from India, Sri Lanka and the UK).

Past Research

  • Population-based South London Stroke Register: Funded by the NIHR (UK)
  • Health-related quality-of-life and respiratory health status of coal-based sponge iron plant workers, Barjora, West Bengal, India: Funded by the Blacksmith Institute (USA) (PI)
  • Behavioural adaptations in live poultry trading and farming systems and zoonoses control in Bangladesh: Funded by the Department for International Development (UK), Medical Research Council (UK) and others
  • Contribution of physician assistants to primary care in England: Funded by the NIHR (UK)
  • Methodological issues to establish indicators of avoidable severe harm attributable to problems in NHS hospital care: Funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Programme (England)

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