Dr Devaki Nair was appointed as a consultant chemical pathologist hon senior lecturer in clinical biochemistry in 2002. She qualified from Madras Medical College India and completed her post graduate studies at the Royal Free Hospital.
Dr Nair is the clinical lead for lipids and cardiovascular risk prevention at the Royal Free Hospital. Her special interests include familial hyperlipidaemia or hyperlipidaemia of genetic origin. She runs a dedicated cardiovascular risk prevention clinic for antiretroviral drug induced hyperlipidaemia. She is the recipient of the innovation fund and set up cardiovascular clinics in a faith based setting ie. in the Bangladeshi community centre as well as holder of the Pfizer Foundation award for setting up screening clinics in the Hindu temples in North London.
Dr Devi Nair was also an investigator for the Department of Health funded study on familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) and she has extensive experience in management of FH and its diagnosis with genetic screening. She received funding from HEART UK, the cholesterol charity, for setting up the family support centre for London for people with inherited hyperlipidaemia. Recently she received a BHF grant to support two specialist nurses in the community for cascade testing. Dr Nair is the director for the Supra regional services for cardiac biomarkers based at the Royal Free Hospital. Her research interest includes FH and CVD risk factors in South Asians.
Dr Nair is the training programme director and chair of Training Programme Management Committee for chemical pathology and metabolic medicine for UCLP. She has a keen interest in training and has been involved in setting up a basic skills course in laboratory medicine over the past three years to encourage multi-professional training and development in clinical biochemistry,