Assoc Prof Delan Devakumar

Associate Professor in Child and Adolescent Health
Institution: University College London
Current Insitution Location: United Kingdom

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30 Guilford St, London. WC1N 1EH

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
My interests are in child and adolescent health, in particular humanitarian crises and conflict, migration, mental health, nutrition, and violence. I am committed to public engagement and advocacy to improve health. I am a commissioner and steering group member of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Left-behind migrant families (Children, Adolescents)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents)
Foreign military (Children, Adolescents)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Adolescent health
Humanitarian health interventions
Maternal and child health
Mental health
Public Health
Unaccompanied children
Violence and health

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Adolescent mental health 2018 Middle East and North AfricaLebanon Principal Investigator
Violence and mental health (including trafficking) 2018 Asia and the PacificAfghanistan
Asia and the PacificIndia
Asia and the PacificSri Lanka
Lancet Commission on Migration and Health 2016

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
The UCL Lancet Commission on Migration and Health: The world on the move Abubakar I, Aldridge R, Devakumar D, Orcutt M, Burns R, Barreto M, Dhavan P, Fouad FM, Groce N, Guo Y, Hargreaves S, Knipper M, Miranda JJ, Madise N, Kumar B, Mosca D, McGovern T, Rubenstein L, Sammonds P, Sawyer S, Sheikh K,Tollman S,Spiegel P,ZimmermanC 2018
Fellmeth G, Rose-Clarke K, Zhao C, Busert LK, Zheng Y, Massazza A, Sonmez H, Eder B, Blewitt A, Lertgrai W, Orcutt M, Ricci K, Mohamed-Ahmed O, Burns R, Knipe D, Hargreaves S, Hesketh T, Opondo C, Devakumar D Health impacts of parental migration on left-behind children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis 2018
Charging undocumented migrant children for NHS care: Implications for child health Russell N, Murphy L, Nellums L, Broad J, Boutros S, Sigona N, Devakumar D 2019
Devakumar D, Russell N, Murphy L, Wickramage K, Sawyer SM, MD, Abubakar I Children and adolescents on the move. What does the Global Compact on Migration mean for their health? 2019
Humanitarian disaster for Rohingya refugees: impending natural hazards and worsening public health crises Ahmed B, Orcutt M, Sammonds P, Burns R, Issa R, Abubakar I, Devakumar D 2018