Anand is trained in dentistry, epidemiology and public health. He developed interests in public health during his undergraduate studies where he had opportunities to work with NGOs on community health and development programmes. He studied his masters and PhD at the University of Nottingham, UK . During his previous roles, he worked at the University of Nottingham as a Research Associate, and at the University of Hull as a Postdoctoral Researcher. He worked with a range of multidisciplinary collaborators from universities, research groups, NGOs, international aid agencies, industry and government authorities. He secured over ten education scholarship awards (£57,640) during his higher studies in the UK and also received a number of project grants during his appointments in India and UK.
Affiliations and memberships
Anand's research focuses on anaemia in adolescent girls and pregnant women.
His research work fits within three key themes namely maternal health, adolescent health and global health. He has developed special interests and skills in field based research through his previous work on concept development, design, collaboration, grant application, capacity building, data collection, analysis, dissemination and project life cycle management. He implemented two projects in the capacity of a primary investigator, and worked as a lead co-investigator and manager on three research grants.
University of Hull, UK.
Additional co-investigators come from the University of Sheffield and University of Oxford, UK.
SWISSAID Bern, Switzerland.
Halo Medical Foundation, India.
Anaemia research work is with the University of Nottingham, UK.
Ahankari AS, Kabra P, Tata LJ, Hayter M, Fogarty AW. Two measures of systemic inflammation are positively associated with haemoglobin levels in adolescent girls living in rural India: A cross‐sectional study. Tropical Medicine and International Health 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/tmi.13524.
Ovseiko PV, Ahankari A.We all progress through progress towards gender equality. EClinicalMedicine 2020. doi:10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100306.
Ahankari AS, Tata L, Fogarty A. Weight, height, and midupper arm circumference are associated with haemoglobin levels in adolescent girls living in rural India: A cross‐sectional study. Maternal & child nutrition 2019. doi:10.1111/mcn.12908.
Ahankari AS, Wray J, Jomeen J, Hayter M. The effectiveness of combined alcohol and sexual risk taking reduction interventions on the sexual behaviour of teenagers and young adults: a systematic review. Public Health 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2019.05.023.
Ahankari A, Hayter M, Whitfield C et al. aDolescents gEnder surVey, rEsponsible coupLes evaluatiOn, and capacity building Project in India (DEVELOP): a study protocol. F1000Research 2019. doi:10.12688/f1000research.19521.1
Hayter M, Ahankari A, Jamadar K et al. Growth, challenges and opportunities in Indian nursing. J Advanced Nursing 2019. doi:10.1111/jan.13978.
Ahankari AS, Myles PR, Dixit JV et al. Consanguinity is a risk factor for maternal anaemia and low birth weight in pregnant women living in rural India: A prospective study. Public Health 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2017.06.023.
Ahankari AS, Myles PR, Tsang S et al. A qualitative study exploring clinical reasoning for influenza-like illness in Solapur city, Maharashtra, India. Anthropology and Medicine 2017. doi: 10.1080/13648470.2017.1321459.
Dave M, Ahankari AS, Myles PR et al. Household air pollution and lung function in Indian adults: a cross-sectional study. The Int J of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2017. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.16.0615.
Adaji EE, Ahankari AS, Myles PR. An investigation to identify potential risk factors associated with common chronic diseases among the older population in India. Indian J Community Medicine 2017. doi: 10.4103/0970-0218.199802.
Ahankari AS, Bapat S, Myles PR et al. Factor associated with pre-term delivery and low birth weight: a study from rural Maharashtra, India. F1000Research. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.10556.1.
Ahankari AS, Fogarty AW, Tata LJ et al. Healthcare benefits linked with below poverty line registration in India: Observations from Maharashtra Anaemia (MAS) Study. F1000Research. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.10556.1.
Laur C, Ball L, Ahankari AS et al. Proceedings of the inaugural international summit on medical nutrition education and research. Public Health 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2016.08.023.
Ahankari AS, Myles PR, Tata LJ et al. PCPNDT seems to benefit India’s birth sex ratios. BMJ 2016. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i5194.
Ahankari AS, Myles PR, Fogarty AW et al. Prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia and risk factors in 1,010 adolescent girls from rural Maharashtra, India: a cross-sectional survey. Public Health 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2016.07.010.
Ahankari AS, Dixit JV, Fogarty AW et al. Comparison of the NBM 200 non-invasive haemoglobin sensor with Sahli’s hemometer among adolescent girls in rural India. BMJ Innovations 2016. doi: 10.1136/bmj innov-2015-000139.
Ahankari AS, Fogarty AW, Tata LJ et al. Assessment of a non-invasive haemoglobin sensor NBM 200 among pregnant women in rural India. BMJ Innovations 2016. doi: 10.1136/bmj innov-2015-000085.
Ahankari AS, Myles PR, Tata LJ et al. Banning of fetal sex determination and changes in sex ratio in India. Lancet Global Health 2015. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00053-4.
Marufu T, Ahankari A, Coleman T et al. Prenatal maternal smoking and stillbirth: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health 2015. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1552-5.
Ahankari A, Marufu T. India’s progress towards 5th Millennium Development Goal: A critical review. Indian J Matern Child Health 2015;16:1-11. 19.
Ahankari AS, Leonardi-Bee J. Maternal hemoglobin and birth weight: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Med Sci Pub Health 2015. doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2015.2212201489.
Ahankari AS, Fogarty A. Association of Socioeconomic status with sex ratio at live birth in Individuals living in the slums of Sholapur city, India. Int J Med Sci Pub Health 2015. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2015.1109201428.
Otete H, Ahankari AS, Jones H et al. Parameters for the mathematical modelling of clostridium difficile: A systematic Review. PLoS ONE 2013. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084224.