NIHR School for Public Health Research Predoctoral Fellow
South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Daniel Mutanda is a NIHR School for Public Health Predoctoral Fellow as part of the School for Public Health Environments Research at Exeter (SPHERE). Before Exeter, he worked as a research assistant in an NHS specialist mental health trust. In this role, he worked across eight research clinics aiding researchers and clinicians to evaluate the latest interventions and help bridge the gap between research and clinical practice.
Daniel's interests span research civic epistemologies, the co-production of environmental public health knowledge and their translation into public policy. He is also a campaigner and advocate for the rights of displaced people for health and education. In these areas, he has lobbied policymakers at the House of Lords and delivered interventions at national and international conferences with UNHCR and UNESCO. Additionally, he is a member of the national steering group for City of Sanctuary’s ‘Universities of Sanctuary’ and ‘Wellbeing and Health’ streams.
- Master of Public Health (2020) University of Warwick
- BSc Psychology (2019) University of Winchester
His research interests cover the determinants of mental health; health inequalities; natural environments; green cities; borderlands, bordering practices and migration. Further, he is interested in the co-production of environmental public health knowledge and its translation into public policy.
NIHR SPHR Health Inequalities Programme Work Stream 2 - Co-creating knowledge partnerships with minoritized & marginalised communities/groups
NIHR SPHR Health Inequalities Programme Work Stream 2 - Evaluating coastal rural communities' active and sustainable travel (COAST)
External Engagement and Impact
- Universities of Sanctuary National Steering group member
- City of Sanctuary Wellbeing and Health Stream group member
- Student Action for Refugees Equal Access Activist group member