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Dr Doug Simkiss

Job Title
Associate Clinical Professor
Warwick Medical School - Mental Health and Wellbeing
024 7657 5289
Research Interests

<ul><li>Looked after children</li></p> <li>Childhood disability <li>International child health</li></ul>


I am an Associate Professor in Child Health and an honorary Consultant Paediatrician in Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust . I am the designated doctor for looked after children for Birmingham, the largest local authority in the country. My research interests are in the health needs of vulnerable children, especially looked after children and disabled children, and international child health. My PhD investigated the health service use of families where children go into public care and I am currently a member of the NICE / SCIE Topic Expert Group that is developing quality standards to promote health and wellbeing for looked after children and young people that will report in 2013. I am a member of the British Academy of Childhood Disability's Strategic Research Group. From 2011 -14 I am a co-investigator on the ETATMBA project training non physician clinicians in advanced obstetric and neonatal care in Malawi and Tanzania.

Title Funder Award start Award end
NIHR Obesity Call:A Randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness @ families for health,a family based childhood obesity managment intervention delivered in a community setting for ages 7 to 11 National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jan 2011 31 Dec 2013
Establishing a Research Forum in the Birmingham Children in Care Council Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust 01 Apr 2012 31 Mar 2013
Promoting Health & Wellbeing with the family Links Nurturing Programme (FLNP) in South Wales: An RCT and Economic Evaluation. Cardiff Council 01 Apr 2011 31 Jul 2011