Professor Saseendran Pallikadavath


Professor and Director of the Portsmouth-Brawijaya Centre for Global Health, Population and Policy

Phone: +44 (0) 23 92 844442

Email: sasee.pallikadavath@port.ac.uk

Biography

Professor Pallikadavath is an anthropologist-demographer, a Professor in Demography and Global Health, University of Portsmouth & Executive Director of the Portsmouth-Brawijaya Centre for Global Health, Population and Policy, Malang, Indonesia, He obtained his PhD in demography from the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra. He is interested in substantive and methodological issues in maternal and child health, adolescent health, health inequalities, sexual and reproductive health, health systems, low fertility and international female migration in low and middle income countries. His current methodological interest is in Implementation Research in health. Professor Pallikadavath is the chief editor of a special Journal of Biosocial Sciences (JBS) volume on “Causes and implications of low fertility in developing countries”. He is currently a Senior Fellow of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) peer review college. He served on the bilateral panel of the National Institute of Health (NIH), USA. He also served as a senior research advisor for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funded Research Design Services (RSD) for over 5 years.

 

Research projects

Professor Pallikadavath is the principal investigator of a research grant worth £1 million funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) under the MRC Global Programme in Maternal and Child Health. This study examines the impact of demand side financing (DSF) instruments on maternal and child health (MNCH) in India and Bangladesh. He is also the principal investigator of another Newton Fund grant in partnership with the University of Brawijaya in Indonesia. This project examines the impact of international female migration from Indonesia on the left-behind population. He is a co-investigator of the Portsmouth Birth Cohort study which examines early life, and its impact on subsequent health and well-being. He recently concluded an ESRC Seminar Series on low fertility with the University of St Andrews and the University of Oxford. He is a recipient of prestigious research grants from British Academy, British Council, ESRC, MRC, DFID, Nuffield Foundation, and UK local Governments.

Publications

Pallikadavath S, Rajan SI, Wilson C. (2016). Impact of low fertility and early age at sterilisation on women’s formal education and skill development in South India. J Pop Research, 1-22.

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Singh A, Pallikadavath S, Ram F & Alagarajan M. (2014). Do antenatal care interventions improve neonatal survival in India? Health Policy and Planning, 29 (7), 842-848.

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Singh A, Singh A, Pallikadavath S & Ram F. (2014). Gender differentials in inequality of educational opportunities: new evidence from an Indian youth study. European Journal of Development Research, 26 (5),707-724.

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Bradley T, Pallikadavath S. (2013). Dowry and women’s lives in Kerala: what has changed in a decade? Contemporary South Asia, 21 (4), 444-461.

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MacKenzie H, Drahota A, Pallikadavath S, Stones W, Dean T, Fogg C, Stores R, Kilburn S, Dewey A & Ogollah R. (2013). What is the impact of contraceptive methods and mixes of contraceptive methods on contraceptive prevalence, unmet need for family planning, and unwanted and unintended pregnancies? (EPPI report; vol.2108). EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.

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Odimegwu C, Pallikadavath S & Adedini S. (2013). The cost of being a man: social and health consequences of lgbo masculinity. Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care,15 (2), 219-234

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Pallikadavath S, Singh A, Ogollah R, Dean T & Stones W. (2013). Human resource inequalities at the base of India’s public health care system. Health & Place, 23, 26-32.

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Singh A, Ogollah R, Ram F & Pallikadavath S. (2012). Sterilization regret among married women in India: implications for the Indian National Family Planning Program. International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 38 (4), 187-195.

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Singh A, Padmadas S, Mishra U, Pallikadavath S, Johnson F & Matthews Z. (2012). Socio-economic inequalities in the use of postnatal care in India. PLos One 7 (5), e37037.


Singh A, Pallikadavath S, Ogollah R & Stones W. (2012). Maternal tetanus toxoid vaccination and neonatal mortality in rural north India. PLos One 7 (11), e48891.

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Singh A, Pallikadavath S, Ram F & Ogollah R. (2012). Inequalities in advice provided by public health workers to women during antenatal sessions in rural India. PLoS One 7 (9), e44931.

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