Monica Lakhanpaul qualified as a Doctor in Manchester in 1992 and trained as a Pediatrician in Trent where she completed her research focusing on the development of clinical guidelines, with a particular emphasis on the use of the Delphi methodology for engaging professionals and families in decision making. In 2003, she was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in child health in Leicester and a Consultant Pediatrician where she serves the inner city and deprived population. She is a Codirector of the Health Education Research and Development Unit in Leicester and was the founding Associate Editor of the best practice section of Archives in Disease. She was the founding Clinical Director for the National Collaborating Centre for Women and Children’s Health commissioned by NICE to develop guidelines for the NHS in the UK and received the first child health NICE fellowship in 2010. She has concentrated her work in the field of the acutely sick child, asthma and more recently on engaging hard to reach families in the development of their own health interventions. She is a Member of the NHS Evidence Committee where she works to appraise guidelines on a national level. She has been invited to lecture in Finland, Ireland, Japan, and North America. She received the Asian Woman of Achievement Award for the Public Sector in 2010 for her national and international work with children and pediatric policy in healthcare.
Biography Updated on 26 October 2011