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Professor Monica Lakhanpaul

Professor of Integrated Community Child Health
Areas of expertise
Applied Translation of Evidence In to Policy and Practice; Citizen Science; Conditions (with a specific interest in disability, asthma and nutrition); Inequalities in Health.
UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Professor Monica Lakhanpaul is Professor of Integrated Community Child Health at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Consultant Paediatrician.

She has extensive experience of leading multidisciplinary research teams to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing marginalised, minority and vulnerable families globally through participatory research, citizen science and multisector approaches, ensuring that communities are involved in co-developing holistic integrated solutions for the health and wellbeing challenges they face. She works across the translation pathway from intervention design to implementation; integrating health, education, environment, engineering and the creative arts to address issues such as childhood nutrition, infection, growth and development and mental health, in the UK and low- and middle-income countries.

She was the first Clinical Director of the Collaborating Centre for Women and Children’s Health, developing guidelines for NICE, is Pro-Vice-Provost for South Asia at UCL, is co-director of the Childhood Infections and Pollution (CHIP) consortium and holds many board and advisory positions for local and national government bodies.


Monica is working on Work Package 2 (WP2) 'Children, Young People and their families' with Dr Teresa Perez.