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Manisha Nair

MBBS, MSc, DPhil


Senior Epidemiologist and MRC Career Development Fellow

Biography

Manisha is a clinician by training and specialised in perinatal epidemiology and global population health research. She has a MBBS degree from India, MSc in Global Health Science and DPhil in Public Health from University of Oxford, UK. She is currently a Senior Epidemiologist and MRC Career Development Fellow at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health. Manisha is working towards establishing a UK-India collaborative platform for maternal and perinatal health research (called MaatHRI) and will use this platform, in the first instance, to conduct large population-based studies to improve pregnancy care and outcomes of pregnant women with anaemia. Manisha has recently worked as an epidemiologist for the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Death in the UK and the UK Obstetric Surveillance System. Her recent work involved analysing the characteristics of pregnant women who died and the risk factors for progression from severe morbidity to death among pregnant women in the UK. Previously, her research analysed the effects of a wage-for-employment policy on infant malnutrition in India, using mixed methods. Manisha's research interests are in the areas of maternal and child health, social determinants of health, quality of care and medical education.

Manisha was a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust scholar at University of Oxford during her DPhil. She was a scholar under the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars (FICRS) programme, National Institutes of Health, USA, and led a team to design a multicentre surveillance study on cardio-metabolic diseases in South Asia. Manisha previously worked as a consultant for the National Polio Surveillance Project of the World Health Organisation as a Surveillance Medical Officer and State Routine Immunisation Officer in India.

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