Dr Daru completed undergraduate medical training at Imperial College London, graduating with honours, after which she continued her post graduate clinical training within the Integrated Academic Training pathway at the University of East Anglia and Queen Mary University of London.
In 2019 Dr Daru completed her PhD in using a variety of statistical modelling techniques to understand the impact of maternal anaemia on health outcomes in high- and low-income countries. Prior to commencing her doctorate, she worked at the WHO headquarters in Geneva on antenatal care provision in low and middle income countries and nutrition policy on iron deficiency. She has also worked with the British Society for Haematology as a co-author on the BSH 2019 guideline on anaemia in pregnancy.
Currently, she is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ COVID-19 guidance cell team, which produces rapid guidance for maternity and gynaecology care during the coronavirus pandemic.