Dr Joht Singh Chandan PhD MFPH MBBS FHEA BSc

Dr Joht Singh Chandan

Institute of Applied Health Research
NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Public Health

Contact details

Address
Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Chandan is an Academic Clinical Lecturer on the West Midlands Public health registrar training scheme based at the University of Birmingham. His primary research focuses on a public health approach to abuse and violence. He has expertise in population health data science, data linkage and medical education. Joht completed doctoral work focussing on the outcomes of individuals who have suffered childhood maltreatment and domestic abuse. In the topic area he has numerous high impact factor publications which have been disseminated with frequent news appearances on BBC news, Sky News and other leading international media outlets.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Joht has highlighted the need for the introduction of a public health approach to tackling domestic abuse and childhood maltreatment. This includes factors such as research into finding what works to support survivors of abuse and maltreatment as well as methods to improve surveillance in the context of domestic violence and child maltreatment. His research has shown that victims of domestic abuse are nearly three times more likely to suffer from mental ill health during their lifetime, and have above-average rates of diabetes, heart disease and death. All of which could be exacerbated during the pandemic lockdown. The findings of his published work have been highlighted in the House of Commons and Lords during the COVID-19 pandemic. Joht has since been appointed as a scientific advisor to the Lancet Commission for Gender-Based Violence and Maltreatment of Young People.

Joht is also member of HDRUK and is the Midlands theme lead for mental health.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Public Health, University of Birmingham, 2020
  • FHEA Fellowship of Higher Education Authority, 2019
  • NIE (National Investigator Examination), College of Policing, 2018
  • MFPH Faculty of Public Health, 2018,
  • MBBS in Medicine, University College London, 2016
  • BSc in Medical Sciences with Primary Health Care, University College London, 2013

Biography

Dr Joht Chandan

Dr Chandan is an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Public Health. Working for many years as a voluntary police officer has fuelled his interest in the combined fields of Police and Medical research. His part time hobby working with technology and programming has led to him creating mobile applications for learning and has provided the basis for his knowledge on programming for large datasets which he uses for his postdoctoral research.

Teaching

Master's in Public Health  University of Birmingham

Doctoral research

PhD title
The health effects of childhood maltreatment and domestic abuse Completed: 2020 Supervisors:

Research

Other activities

  • Special detective constable, West Midlands Police (Voluntary)
  • Council representative, Royal Society of Medicine Clinical Forensic & Legal section
  • Co-founder and director, Medmerise Ltd
  • Health data research UK theme lead for Mental health in HDRUKMidlands

Publications

A full up-to date publication list can be found on: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=chandan+js

Select publications

Domestic abuse and childhood maltreatment

Chandan JS. Improving global surveillance of gender-based violence. The Lancet 2020

Chandan JS, Taylor J, Bradbury-Jones C, Nirantharakumar K, Kane E, Bandyopadhyay S. COVID-19: a public health approach to manage domestic violence is needed. Lancet Public Health 2020

Jeyaraman D, Chandan JS. Digital public health: a hopeful strategy to tackle the surge in domestic violence. Lancet Public Health 2020

Chandan JS, Thomas T, Gokhale KM, Bandyopadhyay S, Taylor J, Nirantharakumar K. The burden of mental illness associated with child maltreatment in the United Kingdom: a population-based retrospective cohort study. Lancet Psychiatry 2019

Chandan JS, Thomas T, Bradbury-Jones C, Russell R, Bandyopadhyay S, Nirantharakumar K, Taylor J. Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and Risk of Depression, Anxiety and Serious Mental Illness. British Journal of Psychiatry 2019

Chandan JS, Keerthy D, Okoth KO, Gokhale KM, Raza K, Bandyopadhyay S, Taylor J, Nirantharakumar K. The association between exposure to childhood maltreatment and the subsequent development of functional somatic and visceral pain syndromes. eClinicalMedicine 2020

Chandan JS, Gokhale KM, Bradbury-Jones C, Nirantharakumar K, Bandyopadhyay S, Taylor J. An exploration of trends in the incidence and prevalence of childhood maltreatment and domestic abuse recording in UK primary care: a retrospective cohort study using ‘The Health Improvement Network’ database. BMJ Open 2020

Chandan JS, Okoth KO, Gokhale KM, Bandyopadhyay S, Taylor J, Nirantharakumar K. Increased cardiometabolic and mortality risk following childhood maltreatment in the United Kingdom. Journal of American Heart Association 2020

Chandan JS, Hughes N, Thomas T, Nirantharakumar K, Bandyopadhyay S, Taylor J. Exploration of a novel preventative policing approach to adverse childhood experiences. Child Abuse Review 2020

Chandan JS, Thomas T, Bradbury-Jones C, Taylor J, Bandyopadhyay S, Nirantharakumar K. Risk of Cardiometabolic disease and all-cause mortality in female survivors of domestic abuse. Journal of American Heart Association 2020

Chandan JS, Thomas T, Bradbury-Jones C, Taylor J, Bandyopadhyay S, Nirantharakumar K. Intimate partner violence and the risk of developing fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 2019

Chandan JS, Thomas T, Bradbury-Jones C, Taylor J, Nirantharakumar K, Bandyopadhyay S. Intimate partner violence and temporomandibular joint disorder. Journal of Dentistry 2019

Chandan JS, Thomas T, Raza K, Bandyopadhyay S, Nirantharakumar K, Taylor J. Association between Child Maltreatment and Central Sensitivity Syndromes: A Systematic Review Protocol. BMJ Open 2019

Other recent highlights

GBD 2019 risk factor collaborators. Global burden of 87 risk factors in 204 countries and terrioties, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet 2020 

GBD 2019 diseases and injuries collaborators. Global burden of 369 diseaes and injuries in 204 countries and terrotories, 1990-2019: a systematic analyis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet 2020

GBD 2019 viewpoint collaborators. Five insights from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet 2020

Lozano R, Fullman N… Chandan JS…, Murray CL. Measuring universal health coverage based on an index of effective coverage of health services in 204 countries and territories, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet 2020

Okoth KO, Chandan JS, Marshall T, Thangaratinam S, Thomas NG, Nirantharakumar K, Adderley NJ. Reproductive health of young women as a predictor of cardiovascular disease in later life: An umbrella review. British Medical Journal 2020 

Chandan JS, Zemedikun DT, Thayakaran R… Haroon S. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and susceptibility to COVID-19. Arthritis & Rheumatology 2020

Gokhale K, Chandan JS, Toulis K, Gkoutus G, Tino P, Nirantharakumar K.Data extraction for epidemiological research (DExtER): A novel tool for automated clinical epidemiology studies. European Journal of Epidemiology 2020 

Harvey PR, Thomas T, Chandan JS, Mytton J, Coupland B, Bhala N, Evison F, Patel P, Nirantharakumar K, Trudgill NJ. Incidence, morbidity and mortality of patients with achalasia in England: findings from a study of nationwide hospital and primary care data. Gut 2018

Chandan JS, Thomas T, Lee S, Marshall T, Willis B, Nirantharakumar K, Gill P. The association between idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and cardiovascular disease: a retrospective cohort study.  Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2018

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