Directors

Dr Jayakumar Jayaraman, BDS (Ind), MDS (HK), MPaed DentRCS (Edin), FDSRCS (Edin), DipFHID (Lond), PhD (HK),

Dr Jayakumar is the Founder & Managing Director of Date of Birth Foundation. He is Pediatric Dentist by specialty and has strong research interest in Forensic Dentistry and Human Biology. He is involved in age assessment related research for the past 8 years and holds PhD degree in “Age Estimation” from the University of Hong Kong. Having had research training from King’s College Dental Institute, London, he is working with research collaborators in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. Dr Jayakumar is an Executive Committee Member of Dental Age Research London Information Group (DARLInG). He has lectured extensively in national and international platforms emphasizing the importance of birth registration and the need for an ethical method for age assessment. He has  published papers in several peer-reviewed scientific journals. Furthermore, he also serves as Director of Health services for Waters of the Earth Institute in Belo Horizonte, Brazil that holds consultative status in the United Nations. Dr Jayakumar leads the DOB Foundation and he assigns roles to the Board of Directors and gets involved in implementation of research and projects activities on age estimation.

 

Dr Jayaraman Nagaiah, BDS (Ind), MRSH (Lon), FAGE, PGDAS,

Dr Jayaraman is a general dental practitioner with more than 35 years of experience in running a private practice in Pudukkottai, India. He is a human rights activist working on empowerment of scheduled caste people and other caste related issues in India. He is also a founder of A.P.K Cultural and Scientific Society that conducts regular educational and informative scientific sessions. He has served as a President of Indian Dental Association and has been actively involved in this organization for more than 10 years. Dr Jayaraman will collaborate with NGO within India for campaigning about poor birth registration practices in India. He will help in collaborating with professional organizations in India to dissipate the research findings.

 

Mr. Arul Kumar Ethiraj, BE (Ind),

Mr. Arul Kumar is a chemical Engineer by profession. He has got a wide experience serving for multi-national companies in South Korea and the United States. He currently lives in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Arul Kumar will contribute in establishing international contacts and in organizing events. He will serve to expand the scope of this foundation in Middle East and North African countries.

 

Mrs. Manimekalai Annadasan, MA (Ind), MEd (Ind), MPhil (Ind),

Mrs. Manimekalai served as a Head Mistress in a public higher secondary school in Pudukkottai District, India. She has more than 30 years of teaching experience and she has been involved in managerial works since then.