Blizard Institute - Barts and The London

Dr Jahnavi Daru, MB BS, BSc (Hons), MRes


Clinical Research Fellow / PhD student



Jahnavi is an academic trainee in obstetrics & gynaecology, currently undertaking her PhD within the Women’s Health Research Unit.
Jahnavi is interested in understanding the impact haematological disorders have on women in pregnancy and the postpartum.
She is a member of the Ferritin Working Group within the World Health Organization and has contributed evidence to international and national guidelines on iron deficiency and anaemia in pregnancy.
She has presented her work and taught at national and international meetings.
Jahnavi undertook her undergraduate medical training at Imperial College London, graduating with honours in 2010, after which she continued her post graduate clinical training within the Integrated Academic Training pathway at the University of East Anglia and Queen Mary University of London.


Jahnavi is a PBL tutor, a SSC tutor and has been an OSCE examiner  at Barts and the London Medical School



Research Interests:

Systematic reviews, evidence based medicine, mixed methods.
Research Interests: 
  • Haematological disorders in pregnancy

  • Maternal public health


Moss N, Daru J, Lanz D, Thangaratinam S, Khan KS. Involving pregnant women, mothers and members of the public to improve the quality of women's health research. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (In Press)

Daru J, Cooper NAM, Khan KS. Systematic review of randomized trials of the effect of iron supplementation on iron stores and oxygen carrying capacity in pregnancy. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2016 95(3):270-9

Daru J and Lanz D. Introducing Katie's Team, a women's health public engagement group. Barts Life Newsletter, Research and Development Newsletter. Plain English Text. November 2015.

Daru J, Moores R, Dodds J, Rayment J, Allard S, Khan KS. Non-anaemic iron deficiency in pregnancy: The views of health service users and health care professionals. Transfus. Med. 2015;(25):27–32.

Goode E, Daru J, Ahmad S, Hart A, Nobes J, & Roques T. P-0067 Factors Affecting Thromboembolic Disease Prevalence In Gastro-Oesophageal Cancer Patients Treated With Neo-Adjuvant Ecx Chemotherapy: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Annals of Oncology, 2013 24(suppl 4), iv55-iv55.

Daru J, Nicklin J, Kondalasamy C, Adverse Events in Gynaecological Oncology in the Private Sector. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2011.DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2012.03315.x

Patel J, Nakamura T, International research. Student BMJ 2009; 17: 18-19