Monica Lakhanpaul is a Professor of Integrated Child Health at the Institute of Child Health, as well as Honorary Consultant Community Paediatrician, Whittington Health. She has more recently been appointed as the Program Director for the Children and Young People’s theme for UCL partners Academic Health Science Network and Deputy Theme lead for the children and young people’s North Thames CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care). Her overall vision and passion is to work across traditional boundaries putting children and their families at the centre of healthcare.
Monica was the founding Clinical Director for the National Collaborating Centre for Women and Children’s Health commissioned by NICE to develop guidelines for women and children for the NHS in the UK, was the first Paediatric NICE fellow to be appointed in 2010 and received the Asian Woman of Achievement Award for the Public Sector in 2010 for her national and international work with children and contribution to public work.
Monica’s research focuses on reducing variation in practice and improving outcomes for children by utilizing an integrated applied health research approach to collaboratively design and deliver tailored interventions to address suboptimal care across the patient pathway thereby crossing primary, community and hospital care, social care and education. She has published in peer reviewed journals, been co-editor of international journals, author of medical books, invited to lecture internationally and has had a number of national roles including being a member of the RCPCH clinical standards committee, NHS evidence advisory committee and maternity and child health HTA panel member.