University of Southampton School of Medicine
After completing his undergraduate medical degree at Karnatak University, India, Dr Kumaran was involved in the collaborative studies on the fetal origins of adult disease between the MRC Unit, Southampton and Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, Mysore between 1994 and 1998. He obtained a DM from the University of Southampton based on the work in Mysore. His interest in translating research into practice led me to undergo formal training in public health in the UK between 1999 and 2004. During this period, he obtained an MSc in Public Health and the membership of the Faculty of Public Health.
Between October 2004 and March 2012, he worked as a consultant in communicable disease control for the Health Protection Agency, UK where he was involved in communicable disease control and environmental hazards. He also held a consultant in public health medicine post with NHS Somerset, UK where he was the lead for public health intelligence. He has a keen interest in teaching and was involved in the development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate public health teaching at the Peninsula Medical School after completing a postgraduate certificate in clinical education.