Dr Fatim Lakha


Assistant Professor

9th Floor, Satharanasukwisit Building
Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University,
420/1 Rajvithi Rd., Ratchathewi,

Fatim trained in medicine at Glasgow University. She is a trained GP with a specialist interest in reproductive and sexual health and a consultant in Public Health Medicine. She has clinical and academic experience in primary care, secondary care, drug development, epidemiology, biostatistics and health technology assessment.

During a fellowship with the Contraceptive Development Network, funded by MRC and DFID, she completed her MD at the University of Edinburgh titled "Increasing choice and use of contraception". She also holds a master's degree with distinction in Public health research from the University of Edinburgh and is currently in the final year of a Masters in Health Technology Assessment (distance learning) at the University of Glasgow. Her dissertation is the economic evaluation of PET-CT scanniing for lymphoma (HL and NHL) in Thailand.

Fatim is a reviewer for the Journal of Public Health  (UK) and the Child Development and Mental Health Journal of Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development (Thailand). She is an Honorary Consultant in Public Health at NHS Lothian, where she is working on projects in communicable disease and integration of health services.


Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


She has taught postgraduates on the Masters in Public Health Research course; The Masters in Family Medicine and the Master in Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, UK and has taught fourth year medical undergraduates at Thammasat University, Thailand.


Her research interests include capacity building in LMICs, health systems improvement, women's health, migrant health and communicable disease.

Her current body of research includes providign medical and epidemiological expertise to a programme of work establishing biopharmaceutical and animal vaccine capacity in Thailand and neighbouring South-East Asian countries.

Research Area
Drug discovery and development
Economic evaluation
Health inequalities
Health systems
Health technology assessment
Maternal health
Public health
Adolescent health
Global Health
Health services
Reproductive health
Health economics