Biography

Associate Professor Yoga moved to Ireland in 2008 with Mary and 3 children (2019 age - Ciara 20, Patrick 16 and Cian 14) from the NHS in Glasgow, Scotland where he was the Project Manager for a Research Project entitled 'Psychosocial and Biological Determinants of Disease' (pSoBid).
In Ireland, he was instrumental in coordinating the new Masters in Public Health (MPH) Programme in UCC where he was employed part-time as Senior Lecturer in the Public Health department.
At the same time, Yoga was a PBL Tutor in the School of Medicine UL part-time and was involved in planning and delivering the Public Health lectures.
He was appointed as a full time Senior Lecturer in Public Health in School of Medicine UL in October 2010.
In 2017, he became a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education in the School of Medicine involved in PBL facilitating.

Academic Qualifications: 1966-67Pre-University Examination; University of Madras, India
1969-74M.B.B.S Karnatak University, India
1995-96Master of Public Health (MPH) Glasgow University (MP Shah Award for best student from non-EEC member country)
2004PhD (Medicine, Community based science) Glasgow University

Professional Experience:
Yoga trained as a doctor from 1969-74 and was awarded MBBS by the Karnatak University in India. After practising as a GP in Malaysia he went to Lebanon to work as a volunteer working in Refugee Camps (training hospital doctors) with a London based charity (Medical Aid for Palestinians, MAP) from 1990 to 95 where he met Mary (who was training the nurses). They returned to Glasgow in 1995 where he completed a Master of Public Health (MPH) and went on to do a PhD (Medicine, Community based science) in 2004 from Glasgow University. He worked as a Research Manager with the Greater Glasgow Health Board (GGHB) from 1998. There within the Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) department he was a Project Manager, in 2004, analysing the great health divide in the city of Glasgow entitled Psychosocial and Biological Determinants of Ill health (pSoBid).
He then moved to Ireland in 2008, where he was the co-ordinator of the inaugural Masters in Public Health (MPH) programme in the University College Cork (UCC) until 2010. He was also a part-time PBL Tutor from 2008 in the School of Medicine in University of Limerick. From 2010 to 2016 he was Senior Lecturer in Public Health in School of Medicine. From 2016, Associate Professor Nathan is Senior Lecturer in Medical Education (PBL).

Professional Memberships: 1984Life Member of Malaysian Medical Association
1998Member of Society for Social Medicine UK
2006-11Honorary Clinical Teacher with the Division of Community Based Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow
2009 Honorary Member of the Faculty of Public Health UK

Research Interests: Yoga's research interests are in the psychosocial and biological determinants of illness, Health Needs Assessment (HNA), Refugees health, Palliative care, Health inequalities, Deprivation, Health Impact Assessment (HIA), Quantitative & qualitative methods and medical education (the PBL methods & its assessments).

Peer Reviewed Journals

2015

Using electronic medical records to determine prevalence and treatment of mental disorders in primary care: a database study

M Gleeson 1, A Hannigan 1, R Jamali 1, K Su Lin 1, J Klimas 1, M Mannix 2, Y Nathan 1, R O'Connor 3, C O'Gorman 1, C Dunne 1, D Meagher 1, W Cullen 1 (2015) Using electronic medical records to determine prevalence and treatment of mental disorders in primary care: a database study. Irish Journal Of Psychological Medicine

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2015

How social context impacts on the development, identification and treatment of mental and substance use disorders among young people - a qualitative study of health care workers

D Leahy 1, E Schaffalitzky 1, C Armstrong 1, L Latham 2, F McNicholas 3, D Meagher 1, Y Nathan 1, R O'Connor 1, V O'Keane 4, P Ryan 5, B P Smyth 6, D Swan 1, W Cullen 3 (2015) How social context impacts on the development, identification and treatment of mental and substance use disorders among young people - a qualitative study of health care workers. Irish Journal Of Psychological Medicine

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2015

'Soft and fluffy': Medical students' attitudes towards psychology in medical education

Gallagher, S., Wallace, S., Nathan, Y., McGrath, D. (2015) 'Soft and fluffy': Medical students' attitudes towards psychology in medical education. Journal of Health Psychology :91-101

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2014

Awareness of sexually transmitted infection and protection methods among university students in Ireland

Lally, K. and Nathan-V, Y. and Dunne, S. and McGrath, D. and Cullen, W. and Meagher, D. and Coffey, J.C. and Dunne, C. (2014) Awareness of sexually transmitted infection and protection methods among university students in Ireland. Irish Journal of Medical Science

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2013

National trends in intestinal resection for Crohn's disease in the post-biologic era

Burke, JP,Velupillai, Y,O'Connell, PR,Coffey, JC (2013) National trends in intestinal resection for Crohn's disease in the post-biologic era. International Journal Of Colorectal Disease :1401-1406

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2013

Socioeconomic Deprivation and Cortical Morphology: Psychological, Social, and Biological Determinants of Ill Health Study

Krishnadas, R,McLean, J,Batty, GD,Burns, H,Deans, KA,Ford, I,McConnachie, A,McLean, JS,Millar, K,Sattar, N,Shiels, PG,Tannahill, C,Velupillai, YN,Packard, CJ,Cavanagh, J (2013) Socioeconomic Deprivation and Cortical Morphology: Psychological, Social, and Biological Determinants of Ill Health Study. Psychosomatic medicine :616-623

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2013

Socioeconomic Status and the Cerebellar Grey Matter Volume. Data from a Well-Characterised Population Sample

Cavanagh, J,Krishnadas, R,Batty, GD,Burns, H,Deans, KA,Ford, I,McConnachie, A,McGinty, A,McLean, JS,Millar, K,Sattar, N,Shiels, PG,Tannahill, C,Velupillai, YN,Packard, CJ,McLean, J (2013) Socioeconomic Status and the Cerebellar Grey Matter Volume. Data from a Well-Characterised Population Sample. Cerebellum :882-891

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2013

Cardio-metabolic risk factors and cortical thickness in a neurologically healthy male population: Results from the psychological, social and biological determinants of ill health (pSoBid) study

Rajeev Krishnadasa, John McLean, David G. Batty, Harry Burns, Kevin A. Deans, Ian Ford, Alex McConnachie, Agnes McGinty, Jennifer S. McLean, Keith Millar, Naveed Sattar, Paul G. Shiels, Yoga N. Velupillai, Chris J. Packard, Jonathan Cavanagh (2013) Cardio-metabolic risk factors and cortical thickness in a neurologically healthy male population: Results from the psychological, social and biological determinants of ill health (pSoBid) study. NeuroImage. Clinical :646-657

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2013

Cardio-metabolic risk factors and cortical thickness in a neurologically healthy male population: Results from the psychological, social and biological determinants of ill health (pSoBid) study

Krishnadas, R,McLean, J,Batty, DG,Burns, H,Deans, KA,Ford, I,McConnachie, A,McGinty, A,McLean, JS,Millar, K,Sattar, N,Shiels, PG,Velupillai, YN,Packard, CJ,Cavanagh, J (2013) Cardio-metabolic risk factors and cortical thickness in a neurologically healthy male population: Results from the psychological, social and biological determinants of ill health (pSoBid) study. Neuroimage-Clinical :646-657

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2013

Personality, Socio-Economic Status and Inflammation: Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Study

Millar, K,Lloyd, SM,McLean, JS,Batty, GD,Burns, H,Cavanagh, J,Deans, KA,Ford, I,McConnachie, A,McGinty, A,Mottus, R,Packard, CJ,Sattar, N,Shiels, PG,Velupillai, YN,Tannahill, C (2013) Personality, Socio-Economic Status and Inflammation: Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Study. Plos One

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2012

Rapid assessment of the health needs of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon in 1996: a randomised study.

Yoga Nathan (2012) Rapid assessment of the health needs of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon in 1996: a randomised study.. Lancet

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2012

25-Hydroxyvitamin D is lower in deprived groups, but is not associated with carotid intima media thickness or plaques: Results from pSoBid

4. Susan Knox , Paul Welsh , Vladimir Bezlyak , Alex McConnachie , Emma Boulton , Kevin A. Deans , Ian Ford , G. David Batty , Harry Burns , Jonathan Cavanagh , Keith Millar , Iain B. McInnes , Jennifer McLean , Yoga Velupillai , Paul Shiels , Carol Tannahill , Chris J. Packard, A. Michael Wallace , Naveed Sattar (2012) 25-Hydroxyvitamin D is lower in deprived groups, but is not associated with carotid intima media thickness or plaques: Results from pSoBid. Atherosclerosis

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2012

Interaction of personality traits with social deprivation in determining mental wellbeing and health behaviours

Packard, CJ,Cavanagh, J,McLean, JS,McConnachie, A,Messow, CM,Batty, GD,Burns, H,Deans, KA,Sattar, N,Shiels, PG,Velupillai, YN,Tannahill, C,Millar, K (2012) Interaction of personality traits with social deprivation in determining mental wellbeing and health behaviours. Journal Of Public Health :615-624

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2012

Early life socioeconomic status, chronic physiological stress and hippocampal N-acetyl aspartate concentrations

3. John McLean, , Rajeev Krishnadas , G. David Batty, Harry Burns , Kevin A. Deans, Ian Ford , Alex McConnachie , Agnes McGinty , Jennifer S. McLean , Keith Millar , Naveed Sattar , Paul G. Shiels , Carol Tannahill , Yoga N. Velupillai , Chris J. Packard , Barrie R. Condon , Donald M. Hadley, Jonathan Cavanagh (2012) Early life socioeconomic status, chronic physiological stress and hippocampal N-acetyl aspartate concentrations. Behavioural Brain Research :225-230

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2012

Socio-economic status is associated with epigenetic differences in the pSoBid cohort

McGuinness, D,McGlynn, LM,Johnson, PC,MacIntyre, A,Batty, GD,Burns, H,Cavanagh, J,Deans, KA,Ford, I,McConnachie, A,McGinty, A,McLean, JS,Millar, K,Packard, CJ,Sattar, NA,Tannahill, C,Velupillai, YN,Shiels, PG (2012) Socio-economic status is associated with epigenetic differences in the pSoBid cohort. International Journal Of Epidemiology :151-160

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2012

Soluble ST2 Associates with Diabetes but Not Established Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A New Inflammatory Pathway of Relevance to Diabetes?

Miller, AM,Purves, D,McConnachie, A,Asquith, DL,Batty, GD,Burns, H,Cavanagh, J,Ford, I,McLean, JS,Packard, CJ,Shiels, PG,Turner, H,Velupillai, YN,Deans, KA,Welsh, P,McInnes, IB,Sattar, N (2012) Soluble ST2 Associates with Diabetes but Not Established Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A New Inflammatory Pathway of Relevance to Diabetes?. Plos One

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2011

Early life socioeconomic adversity is associated in adult life with chronic inflammation, carotid atherosclerosis, poorer lung function and decreased cognitive performance: a cross-sectional, population-based study

Packard CJ; Bezlyak V, McLean JS; Batty GD, Ford I, Burns H, Cavanagh J, Deans KA, Henderson M; McGinty A, Millar K, Sattar N, Shiels PG, Velupillai YN, Tannahill C. (2011) Early life socioeconomic adversity is associated in adult life with chronic inflammation, carotid atherosclerosis, poorer lung function and decreased cognitive performance: a cross-sectional, population-based study. Bmc Public Health

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2011

Accelerated telomere attrition is associated with relative household income, diet and inflammation in the pSoBid cohort

7. Paul G Shiels, Liane M McGlynn, Alan MacIntyre, Paul CD Johnson, G David Batty, Harry Burns, Jonathan Cavanagh, Kevin A Deans, Ian Ford, Alex McConnachie, Agnes McGinty, Jennifer S McLean, Keith Millar, Naveed Sattar, Carol Tannahill, Yoga N Velupillai and Chris J Packard (2011) Accelerated telomere attrition is associated with relative household income, diet and inflammation in the pSoBid cohort. Plos One

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2009

Differences in atherosclerosis according to area level socioeconomic deprivation: cross sectional, population based study.

Deans KA, Bezlyak V, Ford I, Batty GD, Burns H, Cavanagh J, de Groot E, McGinty A, Millar K, Shiels PG, Tannahill C, Velupillai YN, Sattar N, Packard CJ. (2009) Differences in atherosclerosis according to area level socioeconomic deprivation: cross sectional, population based study. . BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

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2008

Psychological, social and biological

Velupillai YN, Packard CJ, Batty GD, Bezlyak V, Burns H, Cavanagh J, Deans K, Ford I, McGinty A, Millar K, Sattar N, Shiels P, Tannahill C (2008) Psychological, social and biological. Bmc Public Health

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2001

A rapid health needs assessment of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

11. Velupillai Y; McEwen J (2001) A rapid health needs assessment of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.. Journal Of Public Health Medicine :102-106

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2000

When is referral to a Specialist Palliative Care Team appropriate?

14. Velupillai Y, Welsh J and McEwen J (2000) When is referral to a Specialist Palliative Care Team appropriate?. Palliative Medicine :349-350

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2000

General Practitioners' and district nurses' perception of bed availability in hospice and hospitals for palliative care patients.

13. Velupillai Y, Welsh J and McEwen (2000) General Practitioners' and district nurses' perception of bed availability in hospice and hospitals for palliative care patients. . Palliative Medicine :348-349

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2000

General Practitioners' and district nurses' perception of patients preferred place of death and obstacles preventing this happening.

Velupillai Y, Welsh J and McEwen J (2000) General Practitioners' and district nurses' perception of patients preferred place of death and obstacles preventing this happening.. Palliative Medicine :347-348

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2015

Cardio-metabolic risk factors and cortical thickness in a neurologically healthy male population: Results from the psychological, social and biological determinants of ill health (pSoBid) study (vol 2, pg 646, 2013)

Krishnadas, R;McLean, J;Batty, GD;Burns, H;Deans, KA;Ford, I;McConnachie, A;McGinty, A;McLean, JS;Millar, K;Sattar, N;Shiels, PG;Velupillai, YN;Packard, CJ;Cavanagh, J (2015) Cardio-metabolic risk factors and cortical thickness in a neurologically healthy male population: Results from the psychological, social and biological determinants of ill health (pSoBid) study (vol 2, pg 646, 2013). OXFORD : ELSEVIER SCI LTD NeuroImage. Clinical :1-1

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2015

Erratum: Cardio-metabolic risk factors and cortical thickness in a neurologically healthy male population: Results from the psychological, social and biological determinants of ill health (pSoBid) study (Neuroimage Clin. (2013) 2 (646-57))

Krishnadas R.;McLean J.;Batty G.;Burns H.;Deans K.;Ford I.;McConnachie A.;McGinty A.;McLean J.;Millar K.;Sattar N.;Shiels P.;Velupillai Y.;Packard C.;Cavanagh J. (2015) Erratum: Cardio-metabolic risk factors and cortical thickness in a neurologically healthy male population: Results from the psychological, social and biological determinants of ill health (pSoBid) study (Neuroimage Clin. (2013) 2 (646-57)). NeuroImage. Clinical :-e1

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