Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Mona Dave

Research Assistant



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.


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 at the Institute of Health & Society 

Current research
  • Global musculoskeletal disease burden in paediatric populations
In this project, I will be focussing on two exemplar musculoskeletal conditions- Talipes Equinovarus also known as Clubfoot, and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, conducting a systemic review and meta-analysis of the literature to highlight their global burden and areas for further research.
Previous research 
  • Access to mammography in Brazillian women dependant upon the public healthcare system
  • Communication outcomes in children with cerebral palsy
  • Well-being of new UK refugees
Undergraduate student projects I have co-supervised
  • Trends in brain cancer incidence in Sao Paulo 
  • Associations between physical activity and well-being
  • The association between body size and cortisol within the Indigenous Australian population 

Other research

Master's dissertation
  • Impact of exposure to indoor pollution from traditional cooking practices on chronic respiratory health in adults in India
Undergraduate research projects
  • The impact of the demographic transition cycle on Hepatitis B virus epidemiology
  • The effect of chickens on the transmission of Visceral Leishmaniasis