Dr Joht Singh Chandan MBBS BSc MFPH

Dr Joht Singh Chandan

Institute of Applied Health Research
Academic Clinical Fellow

Contact details

Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Chandan is an Academic Clinical Fellow in the West Midlands based at the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham. His primary interest focuses on public health matters pertaining to forensic clinical and legal areas of medicine. Secondary areas of interest are related to public health issues relating to primary care, digital health and medical technology. Dr Chandan’s PhD focuses on individuals who have suffered child maltreatment and their long-term medical outcomes.


  • MFPH Passed Part A and Part B exams 2017/18, Faculty of Public Health
  • MBBS in Medicine, University College London, 2016
  • BSc in Medical Sciences with Primary Health Care, University College London, 2013


Dr Chandan is an Academic Clinical Fellow 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 doctoral research.


Master's in Public Health  University of Birmingham - Health Informatics module

Doctoral research

PhD title
Child Maltreatment: Long term health outcomes and interventions for those at risk of abuse
Expected year of completion: 2022
• Dr Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar
• Professor Julie Taylor
• Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay


Child maltreatment is an extremely important and sensitive topic. It has been estimated that around 1 in 4 children have experienced some form of severe maltreatment. Work has been done to identify the psychological impact maltreatment can have on individuals, however the medical impact has not been explored in such detail. The subsequent medical impact could have far-ranging implications on chronic conditions therefore early public health interventions and strategies could prove to be extremely effective which would be the basis of the doctoral research.

Dr Chandan has completed previous projects and worked with police forces based on his joint experience as a police officer and clinician to attempt to identify novel avenues of research.

Other areas of research include looking at mobile learning in healthcare settings and digital health. 

Research groups and Centres: 

  • THINKING Group
  • Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing 


Other activities

  • Academic Foundation Doctor, City Hospital Birmingham August 2017- present
  • Special Constable, West Midlands Police, August 2017- Present day (Total Years 6 years including time at the Metropolitan Police)
  • Co-founder JT technologies Lt,  co-founder of a machine learning company which aims to provide computer solutions to challenges faced in the NHS. First project is working with QEHB and UoB on a machine learning approach to Chest X-rays. Also working on technology solutions for the police force in the U.K.
  • Council Member, Royal Society of Medicine Clinical Forensic & Legal Section November 2015 - present 
  • Co-founder and advisory board member, Nishaan (National Sikh Students collaboration) July 2011- present 


Do special constables in London feel that they are adequately prepared to meet their first aid responsibilities? A qualitative study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26826155?dopt=Abstract

Recording of hospitalisations for acute exacerbations of COPD in UK electronic health care records https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27920578 PMID: 27920578 21/11/16

Multidisciplinary Management: Inflammatory Bowel Disease. PMID: 28084386 13/1/17 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28084386

Anticoagulants: Updates on idarucizumab PMID: 28184089 10/2/17 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28184089

Patient Safety: Cardiac Devices PMID: 28232673 24/2/17 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28232673

Patient Support: High-risk behaviour PMID: 28387254 7/4/17 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28387254

The impact of inflammatory bowel disease on oral health PMID: 28387295 7/4/17 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28387295

The overlooked association between hypertension and psoriasis, http://bjgp.org/content/65/638/476/tab-e-letters 1/5/17

Validity and interpretation of spirometric recordings to diagnose COPD in UK primary care- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28652719, PMID 2865719 7/6/17

Implantable Cardiac Devices in Dentistry: A review (Dental Health 2017, BSDHT), July 2017

Are we neglecting Dental Health on the wards? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28840872, PMID: 28840872 25/8/17

Regular and frequent feedback of specific clinical criteria delivers a sustained improvement in the management of diabetic ketoacidosis https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28974584, PMID 28974584, 17/10/17

Oral Health: Asthma and oral candidiasis https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29123274, PMID 29123274, 10/11/2017

The Association between Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Cardiovascular Disease: A retrospective cohort study, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29297977, PMID: 29297977, 03/01/2018

The Impact of Diabetes on Treatment in General Dental Practice, https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/denu.2018.45.2.120?journalCode=denu 13/05/18

Are they high on steroids? Tailored Interventions help improve screening for steroid-induced hyperglycaemia in hospitalized patient https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=Are+they+high+on+steroids%3F+Tailored+interventions+help+improve+screening+for+steroid-induced+hyperglycaemia+in+hospitalised+patients, PMID: 29610773, 14/03/18

British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting: Validity and interpretation of spirometry for patients in primary care: Poster, London 2/12/15http://thorax.bmj.com/content/70/Suppl_3/A188.3.abstract?sid=816ed2ce-302d-430a-853c-92340ff41ab0

British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting: Recording of hospitalisations for acute exacerbations of COPD in UK electronic healthcare records: Poster, London 2/12/15http://thorax.bmj.com/content/70/Suppl_3/A99.1.abstract?sid=816ed2ce-302d-430a-853c-92340ff41ab0

Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2015: The Use of National Diabetes Inpatient audit data to tailor training needs across a district general hospital, Poster, Glasgow 2/3/16 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dme.23_13048/abstract

Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2017: Common precipitating factors for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and the effect of various interventions on DKA duration following a quality improvement programme (QIP), Poster, Manchester 8/3/17 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dme.43_13304/full

Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2017: Managing patients with diabetic ketoacidosis with established organ damage at a large teaching hospital in the West Midlands, Poster, Manchester 8/3/17 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dme.44_13304/full