Dr Khutan is a Principal Lecturer (Head of Public Health) who leads the Faculty’s academic team across the undergraduate and postgraduate public health portfolio. He ensures that the management, review, learning outcomes and assessment of programmes in the subject area comply with the strategic framework of the QAA, the needs of professional bodies and employers, and are in line with the objectives outlined within the Faculty’s teaching and learning strategy. He also plays an active role in maintaining and developing leads to enhance the current teaching and research portfolio, assists with the implementation of the Faculty’s internationalisation strategy and generates additional income through enterprise and consultancy.
Dr Khutan teaches at all levels and supervises students engaging in research. He has sustained and enhanced recruitment through local, national and international partnerships, engagement with our alumni and through collaboration and support to overseas students. His specialist teaching areas include public health promotion, health needs assessment, leadership and change management, and qualitative research methods. These are closely aligned to his research interests which span the life-course whilst focussing on specific populations, settings and activities; and aim to analyse, explain and reframe discourse and evidence in public health. Areas of interest include the use and effectiveness of the arts in public health and how these activities can be evaluated, the health and wellbeing of BAME prisoners, dementia within the LGBT and the South Asian communities, and tackling obesity within the South Asian community.
Dr Khutan has also led the Faculty in the creation of reusable learning objects for the Universities Collaboration into e-learning project (co-ordinated by the University of Cambridge), and he has assisted other universities with their public health programmes as an external consultant and advisor.