Dr Joht Singh Chandan MFPH MBBS FHEA BSc

Dr Joht Singh Chandan

Institute of Applied Health Research
Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health

Contact details

Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Chandan is an Academic Clinical Fellow on the West Midlands Public health registrar training scheme. He is based at both the Universities of Warwick and 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. Dr Chandan’s PhD focuses on the outcomes of individuals who have suffered child maltreatment and domestic abuse. He has numerous high impact factor publications in a variety of fields which have been disseminated on BBC news, Sky News and the other leading news outlets. Dr Chandan is also member of HDRUK and is the Midlands theme lead for mental health.


  • FHEA Fellowship of Higher Education Authority, 2019
  • 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


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 - PEAS and HiHi modules

Doctoral research

PhD title
The health effects of childhood maltreatment and domestic abuse Expected year of completion: 2020
• Dr Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar
• Professor Julie Taylor
• Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay


Research groups and centres

  • THINKING Group
  • Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing 
  • Risk, abuse and violence research programme
  • Health data research UK


Other activities

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


Chandan JS, Thomas T, Bradbury-Jones C, Taylor J, Bandyopadhyay S, Nirantharakumar K. Female survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and risk of cardiometabolic disease: a retrospective cohort study using The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database of UK primary care records. Journal of American Heart Association 2019 (Accepted in press)

Zochios V, Chandan JS,Schultz MJ, Morris AC, Parhar KK, Giménez-Milà M, Gerrard C, Vuylsteke A, Klein AA. Incidence of mortality and morbidity related to escalation of respiratory support and/or prolonged mechanical ventilation in patients who have undergone cardiac surgery: a retrospective single-centre cohort analysis. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia 2019

Chandan JS, Thomas T, Bradbury-Jones C, Taylor J, Bandyopadhyay S, Nirantharakumar K. Exposure to intimate partner violence and the risk of developing fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome: A retrospective cohort study using ‘The Health Improvement Network’ database. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 2019

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. Lancet Psychiatry 2019

Thomas T*, Chandan JS*, Li SW, Lai CY, Tang W, Bhala N, Kaplan GG, Ng SC, Ghosh S. Global Smoking Trends in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Systematic Review of Inception Cohorts. PLOS One 2019

Zochios V, Chandan JS, Babu A, Singh H. A retrospective study examining the relationship between atrial fibrillation and hospital length of stay in cardiothoracic intensive care surgical patients. Journal of Intensive Care Society 2019 

Šumilo D, Nirantharakumar K, Willis B, Rudge G, Martin J, Gokhale K, Thayakaran R, Adderley N, Chandan JS,Okoth K, Hewston R, Skrybrant M, Deeks J, Brocklehurst P. Long term impact of giving antibiotics before skin incision versus cord clamping on children born by caesarean section: protocol for a longitudinal study based on UK electronic health records BMJ Open 2019 

Kempegowda P, Chandan JS,Coombs B, De Bray A, Jawahar N, James S, Ghosh S, Narendran P. Regular audit feedback is required to maintain good quality DKA management: Results from a five-year quality improvement project. BMJ Open Diabetes research & Care 2019

Reeves K, Chandan JS, Bandyopadhyay S. Using statistical modelling to analyse risk factors for severe and fatal road accidents. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion 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: A Retrospective Cohort Study Using UK Primary Care Records. British Journal of Psychiatry 2019

Harvey PR, Thomas T, Chandan JS,Bhala N, Nirantharakumar K, Trudgill NJ. Outcomes following feeding gastrostomy (FG) insertion in patients with learning disability: a retrospective cohort study using The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database. BMJ Open 2019

Mittal A, Hassan ME, Chandan JS,Wang J, Willis BH, Nirantharakumar K, Subramonian K. Cancer as a risk factor for urinary tract calculi: a retrospective open cohort study using The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database of UK primary care records. Urolithiasis 2019

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

Zochios V, Chandan JS,Eimhim D, Sherwin J, Torlinski T. Adherence to least injurious tidal volume ventilation in thoracic trauma: a tertiary trauma centre retrospective cohort analysis. Journal of Intensive Care Society 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

Kempegowda P, Chandan JS,Abdulrahman S, Chauhan A, Saeed MA. Managing Hypertension in an Afro-Caribbean Population with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Primary Care Diabetes 2019

Thomas T *, Chandan JS*,Harvey PR, Bhala N, Ghosh S, Nirantharakumar K, Trudgill NJ. The risk of inflammatory bowel disease in subjects presenting with perianal abscess: findings from the THIN database. Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis 2019

Thomas T, Chandan JS,Bhala N. Unmet needs in end-of-life care for chronic liver disease. Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2019 

Kempegowda P, Chandan JS, Hutton R, Brown L, Madden W, Webb J, Doyle A, Treml J. Focused educational intervention improves but may not sustain knowledge regarding falls management. BMJ Open Quality 2018

Chase TJG, Julius A, Chandan JS, Powell E, Hall CS, Phillips BL, Burnett R, Gill D, Fernando B. Mobile learning in medicine: an evaluation of attitudes and behaviours of medical students. BMC Medical Education 2018

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

Randhawa RS, Chandan JS, Thomas T, Singh S. An exploration of the attitudes and views of general practitioners on the use of video consultations in a primary healthcare setting: a qualitative pilot study. Primary Health Care Research Development 2018

Kempegowda P, Livesey AC, McFarlane-Majeed L, Chandan JS, Smyth T, Stewart M, Blackwood K, McMahon M, Melapatte AV, Salahuddin S, Webber J, Ghosh S. Are they high on steroids? Tailored interventions help improve screening for steroid-induced hyperglycaemia in hospitalised patients. BMJ Open Quality 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 

Yeung V, Chandan JS. The Impact of Diabetes on Treatment in General Dental Practice. Dental Update 2018

Raindi D, Chandan JS. Implantable Cardiac Devices in Dentistry: A review. Dental Health 2017

Chandan JS, Randhawa RS, Thomas T. Oral health: Asthma and oral candidiasis. British Dental Journal 2017

Taqi HA, Aldiwani MAS, Chandan JS, Singh R. The overlooked association between hypertension and psoriasis. British Journal of General Practice 2017

Kempegowda P, Coombs B, Nightingale P, Chandan JS, Al-Sheikhli J, Shyamanur B, Theivendran K, Melapatte AV, Salanke U, Akber M, Ghosh S, Narendran P. Regular and frequent feedback of specific clinical criteria delivers a sustained improvement in the management of diabetic ketoacidosis. Clinical Medicine 2017

Randhawa RS, Chandan JS, Thomas T. Oral health: Dental neglect on wards. British Dental Journal 2017

Rothnie KJ, Chandan JS, Goss HG, Müllerová H, Quint JK. Validity and interpretation of spirometric recordings to diagnose COPD in UK primary care. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2017

Chandan JS, Thomas T. The impact of inflammatory bowel disease on oral health. British Dental Journal 2017

Chandan JS, Collins S, Thomas T. Patient support: High-risk behaviour. British Dental Journal 2017

Raindi D, Chandan JS. Patient safety: Cardiac devices. British Dental Journal 2017

Chandan JS, Thomas T, Baryah HS. Anticoagulants: Updates on idarucizumab. British Dental Journal 2017 

Thomas T, Chandan JS. Multidisciplinary management: Inflammatory bowel disease. British Dental Journal 2017

Rothnie KJ, Müllerová H, Thomas SL, Chandan JS, Smeeth L, Hurst JR, Davis K, Quint JK. Recording of hospitalizations for acute exacerbations of COPD in UK electronic health care records. Clinical Epidemiology 2016 

Chandan JS, Meakin R. Do special constables in London feel that they are adequately prepared to meet their first aid responsibilities? A qualitative study. BMJ Open 2016