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Imti Choonara

Imti Choonara

University of Nottingham

Mr. Choonara is a paediatric clinical pharmacologist who has helped develop a training programme and accreditation of a new sub-speciality. He has an interest in clinical trials. He is deputy editor of Archives of Disease in Childhood and chair of the NIHR HTA Pharmaceuticals Panel which commissions research. Mr. Choonara has been visiting Cuba each year and this has drawn him into public health and the importance of reducing inequalities.

Type of member: Regular

Telephone: 01332 724693

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Mailing Address: Academic Division of Child Health, University of Nottingham, Derbyshire Children's Hospital, The Medical School, Clinical Sciences Wing, Uttoxeter Road, Derby DE22 3DT, UK

Current research interests
- Access to medicines for children of refugees/asylum seekers and travellers in the UK
- Comparison of child mortality rates between the UK and Sweden and any relationship between the number of medicines available
- Effect of protein energy malnutrition on drug metabolism
- Literature review of counterfeit medicines
- Collaboration with Cuba in relation to pharmacovigilance

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Wish to explore the link between access to medicines and inequalities

Selected publications

Alkahtani, S., Cherrill, J., Millward, C., Grayson, K., Hilliam, R., Sammons, H., & Choonara, I. (2014). Access to medicines by child refugees in the East Midlands region of England: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 4(12). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006421

Choonara, I. (2014). Why children do not receive treatment. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 99(7), 605-606. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2013-305257