Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Mona Dave

Research Assistant

Background

Background

I joined the Institute of Health & Society in 2015, soon after obtaining a Master's degree in Public Health with International Health. I currently work as a research assistant within the institute on a range of applied epidemiology studies and also provide support for undergraduate student projects.

Prior to this, I spent time in the Philippines working with the deaf community on a range of projects aimed to promote the rights and well-being of this group, including improving young adult health education. I have a background in Biomedical Science.

Qualifications

2014-2015, University of Nottingham: Master's degree in Public Health with International Health (MPH)

2009-2012, University of Warwick: Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science (BSc Hons)

Research Interests

  • Public health
  • Health inequalities
  • Demography and health
  • Communicable and non-communicable disease epidemiology
  • Health promotion
  • Low and middle income country settings

Research

Current research

  • Access to mammography in Brazillian women dependant upon public healthcare
  • Communication outcomes in children with cerebral palsy
  • Well-being of new UK refugees
  • Trends in brain cancer incidence in Sao Paulo (undergraduate student project)
  • Associations between physical activity and well-being (undergraduate student project)

Master's dissertation

  • Impact of exposure to indoor pollution from traditional cooking practices on chronic respiratory health in adults in India

Undergraduate research

  • The impact of the demographic transition cycle on Hepatitis B virus epidemiology
  • The effect of chickens on the transmission of Visceral Leishmaniasis