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Kaushik Chattopadhyay

Associate 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 and Trainer, Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), Australia.

Expertise Summary

Keywords:

Diabetes, obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, non-communicable diseases, lifestyle, 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, low- and middle-income countries

Teaching Summary

In the UK, Dr. Chattopadhyay teaches on the MPH course and co-convenes two MPH modules - (a) Planning and Evaluating Public Health Interventions (b) Global Health. He supervises undergraduate and… read more

Research Summary

Dr. Chattopadhyay's main research interest is in non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. He is a core member of The Nottingham Centre for… read more

Recent Publications

In the UK, Dr. Chattopadhyay teaches on the MPH course and co-convenes two MPH modules - (a) Planning and Evaluating Public Health Interventions (b) Global Health. He supervises undergraduate and postgraduate student projects (e.g., BMedSci, MPH and PhD). He also teaches on the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) accredited systematic review course. In China (University of Nottingham's China Campus in Ningbo), he teaches on a similar course.

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).

He is the Unit Lead for Postgraduate Research.

Current MPhil/PhD Students (Lead Supervisor)

· Gamze Nalbant: Yoga for hypertension management (Govt. of Turkey scholarship)

· Haiquan Wang: A school-based intervention to promote physical activity among children in China: intervention development and feasibility study

· Busola Adebusoye: Built environment and physical activity in adolescents in Nigeria, Africa (University of Nottingham scholarship)

· Isha Biswas: Yoga for managing chronic pain

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

Current NIHR In Practice Fellow (Lead Supervisor)

· Naomi Carter: Type 2 diabetes self-management in sub Saharan Africa

Previous MPhil/PhD Students (Lead Supervisor)

· Amy L Nixon: Type 2 diabetes management in the Caribbean region

Current Research

Dr. Chattopadhyay's main research interest is in non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. He is a core member of The Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare (a JBI Centre of Excellence) and the Asia Research Institute. He also works at the University of Nottingham's China Campus in Ningbo.

· Introduction of a clinical guideline to manage type-2 diabetes by ayurvedic practitioners in India: intervention development and feasibility study (cluster randomised controlled trial), funded by DFID/MRC/NIHR/WellcomeTrust Joint Global Health Trials (UK) (Principal Investigator)

· Yoga programme for type-2 diabetes prevention (YOGA-DP) among high-risk people in India: intervention development and feasibility study (multi-centre randomised controlled trial), funded by DFID/MRC/NIHR/Wellcome Trust Joint Global Health Trials (UK) (Principal Investigator)

· Obesity and diabetes research in collaboration with Ningbo First Hospital, China. For example,

  1. Exploring the lifestyle of adult type 2 diabetes patients in Ningbo, China, funded by Nottingham China Health Institute (China) (Principal Investigator)
  2. Implications of using social media to facilitate weight management interventions, funded by University of Nottingham's China Campus in Ningbo (China) (Co-Investigator)
  3. An exploration of the role of primary care physicians in type 2 diabetes care in Ningbo, China: a qualitative study of patient and practitioner perspectives, funded by University of Nottingham (UK), Ningbo First Hospital (China) and Health Education England, East Midlands (UK)

Past Research

· Development and evaluation (large multi-centre randomised controlled trial) of a yoga-based cardiac rehabilitation (YOGA-CaRe) programme for secondary prevention of myocardial infarction in India and the UK, funded by MRC (UK) and ICMR (India)

· Population-based South London Stroke Register, funded by NIHR (UK)

· Health-related quality-of-life and respiratory health status of coal-based sponge iron plant workers, Barjora, West Bengal, India, funded by Blacksmith Institute (USA) (Principal Investigator)

· Behavioural adaptations in live poultry trading and farming systems and zoonoses control in Bangladesh, funded by DFID, MRC and others (UK)

· Contribution of physician assistants to primary care in England, funded by NIHR (UK)

· Methodological issues to establish indicators of avoidable severe harm attributable to problems in NHS hospital care, funded by Department of Health Policy Research Programme (UK)

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