Northern Institute for Cancer Research

Staff Profile

Dr Sunil Bhopal

Academic Clinical Fellow



I am currently in my third year as an Academic Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics, working in child health epidemiology and international child health within the Institute of Health and Society. I am interested in the first 'thousand days' (from conception) for children and the impact of that period on later child and adulthood health and disease. I am particularly interested in the role of the social determinants of health, particularly early life stress.



MRCPCH Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics 2014

MBChB University of Leeds 2010

BSc(Hons) International Health. University of Leeds 2008



MClinRes Masters in Clinical Research (Ongoing. Expected completion February 2015)   


I am particularly interested in early life stress, child development and nutrition focussing on the first 1000 days (from conception).

I studied for the intercalated BSc in International Health at the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, University of Leeds.

I have since carried out research in rural India (Sindhudurg district) and rural Sierra Leone (Kambia district with the Kambia Appeal. In 2012 I worked in international child health with SEARCH in Gadchiroli, India.