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Revati Phalkey

Assistant Professor in Public Health, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Dr. Revati Phalkey holds a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Public Health (DTMPH) and a Masters in International Health from the Humbolt University, Berlin, Germany (2006). She completed the NOHA Masters in International Humanitarian Assistance at the University of Bochum, Germany (2007) with a specialization in Public Health in Emergencies before undertaking a PhD at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany (2013).

Expertise Summary

Keywords:

international public health, disease surveillance, health in emergencies, and health systems strengthening

Teaching Summary

Dr. Revati Phalkey is the undergraduate public health teaching lead for the School of Medicine. She co-convenes two undergraduate modules, one on Applied Public Health for the 2nd year medical… read more

Research Summary

Dr. Phalkey has worked on a wide range of projects in public health in Asia (India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and The Philippines) and Africa (Ghana and Burkina Faso). Her main research interests include… read more

Recent Publications

Dr. Revati Phalkey is the undergraduate public health teaching lead for the School of Medicine. She co-convenes two undergraduate modules, one on Applied Public Health for the 2nd year medical students and another Professional Basis of Medicine for years 1 and 2. She co-convenes two postgraduate modules International Health and Health Care Systems and Management within the Masters in International Health program. She supervises 2 students at the Masters and 3 at the PhD level.

Dr Phalkey is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA). She is currently conducting a small project investigating the learning styles of students undertaking Masters in Public Health at the University of Nottingham and the Savitribai Phule University of Pune in India.

Current Research

Dr. Phalkey has worked on a wide range of projects in public health in Asia (India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and The Philippines) and Africa (Ghana and Burkina Faso). Her main research interests include the designing implementation and evaluation of disease surveillance systems, health in emergencies (particularly natural disasters) and malnutrition in children under five and the elderly. Dr. Phalkey has recently started working on the nutritional impacts of climate change and preparedness of health systems to mitigate the impacts of climate change on human health in West Africa.

She is currently leading on the following projects:

  • Assessing the impacts of weather variability (temperature and rainfall) on the all cause and cause specific mortality in Pune city, India (1985-2016)
  • Assessing the impacts of weather variability on crop yields and stunting in children under five in Nouna, rural Burkina Faso (2015-2017)
  • Blueprint for an effective NCD surveillance system for the city of Pune, India funded by the German Research Council (2012-2016)
  • Advances in Research on Globally Accessible Medicine (AROGYAM) investigating the quality of care regulations in India (2013-2016)

Lead Supervisor:

  • Assessing the accuracy of early diagnostic tools for the assessment of pneumonia and malaria in children under five in Benin city, Nigeria (PhD thesis Kelly Elimian)
  • Assessing the impact of indoor air pollution on childhood pneumonia in peri-urban Nigera (PhD thesis Enemona Adaji)
  • Assessment of disaster mitigation and preparedness plans of the public healthcare facilities in Saudi Arabia (PhD thesis Roaa Hajjam)
  • A systematic review of the long term impacts of dengue infection in adults ( MIH thesis Ms Cheryll Smith)
  • Systematic review of diagnostic approaches for Zika at the population level (MIH thesis Mr. Jose Manuel Besares)

Completed projects:

  • EU FP6 framework project MICRODIS- Integrated Health, Social and Economic Impacts of Extreme Events: evidence methods and tools (2007-2011). This project investigated the health and health systems impacts of earthquakes, windstorms and floods across ten sites in Asia (Indonesia, India, Vietnam, China, The Philippines) an Europe (UK, France and Germany).
  • Assessing the Integrated Disease Surveillance System in 33 districts of Maharashtra (2010-2013)

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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