Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Clinical Research Fellow







Charing Cross HospitalCharing Cross Campus





Dr. Rakhee Shah is a paediatric doctor in London and a clinical research fellow at the Child Health Unit that is based in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health. 

Dr. Shah is passionate about improving the health of children and young people by carrying out research that can influence child health policy  and reduce inequalities.

Most recently Dr. Shah has investigated the causes of variation in epilepsy admissions among children and young people across England. Her current interests include investigating the impact of the wider determinants of health such as the uptake of early childcare on child health and development. Dr. Shah is also passionate about research that can help improve health services and reduce inequalities for young people with learning disabilities and autism. 



Shah R, Ram B, Hargreaves D, 2023, Childcare support and early education., Bmj: British Medical Journal, Vol:382, ISSN:0959-535X, Pages:1-2

Prendergast M, Kanella I, Milton-Jones H, et al., 2022, Public health for paediatricians: fifteen-minute guide to identify and address food insecurity, Archives of Disease in Childhood: Education and Practice Edition, Vol:107, ISSN:1743-0585, Pages:392-396

Shah R, Dodd M, Allen E, et al., 2022, Is being a victim of bullying or cyberbullying in secondary school associated with subsequent riskÔÇÉtaking behavior in adolescence? A longitudinal study in secondary schools, Journal of Adolescence, Vol:94, ISSN:0140-1971, Pages:611-627

Shah R, Mathews G, Hargreaves D, 2022, Data sharing measures in the Health and Care Bill exclude children, Bmj-british Medical Journal, Vol:377, ISSN:0959-535X

Shah R, Absoud M, 2021, The failure of provision for neurodiverse children during the covid-19 pandemic, Bmj-british Medical Journal, Vol:375, ISSN:0959-535X

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