Dr Padam Simkhada MSc (Distinction), PhD
Senior Lecturer in International Health
Section of Public Health
University of Sheffield
30 Regent Street
Office: Room no: 3036, Regent Court
Tel: 0044 (0) 114 222 0752
Fax: 0044 (0) 114 272 4095
Email : P.Simkhada@sheffield.ac.uk
I joined ScHARR as a Senior Lecturer in Public Health (International Health) in June 2010. I am originally from Nepal and graduated from Tribhuvan University Nepal. I completed M.Sc. in Public Health and Health Promotion from Brunel University in 1999 and PhD from Southampton University in 2003. Before I moved to Sheffield, I was Programme Co-ordinator and Lecturer in International Health at the University of Aberdeen. Previously, I worked for Save the Children (UK) and Ministry of Health in Nepal.
My primary research interest is in Global Health particularly in public health problems in developing countries. My research interests are:
- Reproductive and sexual health
- Maternal and child health
- Migration and sex trafficking
- Health promotion in middle and low income countries
- Research methodology
I am currently the module leader for MPH Key Issues in Global Public Health module and International Development Field Class module. I also deliver lectures within International Health Policy or Global Health related topics in other courses. I also contribute to the International Health Policy and Systems, Health Promotion and other modules with the Masters in Public Health, and to undergraduate teaching within Behavioural and Population Health Sciences for Phase 1 of the MBChB programme.
- Visiting Professor- Monamohan Institute of Health Science, Tribhuvun University, Nepal
- Visiting Professor - Nobel College, Pokhara University, Nepal
- Honorary Lecturer (2010-2013)- Division of Applied Health Science, the University of Aberdeen, Scotland
- Visiting Fellow (2010-2014)- Bournemouth University, England
- Scientific Committee Member- XVI International AIDS Conference 2006 (2005-2006), Toronto, Canada
- Scientific Committee Chair - International Conference in Health Promotion - 2013 in Nepal
- Member of International AIDS Society (IAS) AND South Asian Public Health Forum
Community Based Health Promotion Intervention in Nepal (2012-2015) second phase - Funded by Green Tara Trust, London - Padam Simkhada (PI) and Edwin van Teijilingen
DelPHE (Development of Partnership in Higher Education) Project (2009-2012)- funded by DFID/British Council- Padam Simkhada, Edwin van Teijlingen, Ram Saran Pathak and Bhimsen Devkota
Facilitating an inter-disciplinary assessment of the role of social, economic and demographic development in the reduction of maternal mortaility in Nepal (2011-2012). Funded by Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, University of Sheffield. Research and Innovation Grants. Padam Simkhada (PI) and Andrew Lee.
Comprehensive Health Promotion Pilot Programme in Nepal (2008-2012) first phase. Funded by Green Tara Trust, London. Padam Simkhada (PI) and Edwin van Teijilingen.
Simkhada P, Seigengen D, van Teijilingen E, Stephens J, Kanden S and Gurung T (2012). Women's attitude towards disability in Nepal; Disability and Rehabilitation (July 23 - Epub ahead of print. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22823929
Simkhada P, van Teijilingen E, Sharma G, Simkhada B and Townend J. (2012) User costs and informal payments for care in the largest maternity hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. Health Science Journal 6 (2).
Wasti S P, Simkhada P, Randall J, Freeman J V and van Teijilingen E. (2012) Factors influencing adherence to antiretroviral treatment in Nepal: A mixed-methods study. PLoS ONE, 7 (5).
Kurmi O, Devereux G, Smith C S , Sean Semple S, Steiner M, Simkhada P, Hubert Lam K, Ayres J. (2012) Reduced lung function due to biomass smoke exposure in young adults in rural Nepal. European Respiratory Journal. Published on May 3, 2012 as doi: 10.1183/09031936.00220511.
van Teijlingen E, Simkhada P and Rizyal A. (2012) Submitting a paper to an academic peer-reviewed journal, where to start? Health Renaissance, 10 (1): 1-4.
van Teijlingen E and Simkhada P. (2012) Ethical approval in developing countries is not optional. Journal of Medical Ethics. Online first as 10.1136/medethics-2011-100123.
Wasti S P, van Teijlingen E, Simkhada P, Randall J, Baxter S, Kirkpatrick P and G C Sigh V. (2012) Factors influencing Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment in Asian Developing Countries: A Systematic Review. Tropical Medicine & International Health. 17, 71-81.
Regmi P, van Teijlingen E, Simkhada P and Acharaya D R. (2011) Dating and Sex Among Emerging Adults in Nepal. Journal of Adolescent Research. 26 (6), pp. 675-700.
van Teijlingen E, Simkhada B, Porter M, Simkhada P, Pitchforth E and Bhatta P. (2011) An overview of qualitative research methods and its place in health research in Nepal. Kathmandu University Medical. 36 (4): 301-5.
Acharya D R, Bell J, Simkhada P, van Teijlingen E and Regmi P. (2010) Women's autonomy in household decision-making: a demographic study in Nepal. Reproductive Health, 7 (15).
Simkhada P Bhatta P, van Teijlingen ER and Regmi P (2010) Sexual health knowledge, sexual relationships and condom use among male trekking guides in Nepal; Culture, Health & Sexuality. 12 (1) pp 45-58
Simkhada P, Baral YR and van Teijlingen ER (2010) Health and Medical Research in Nepal: A Bibliometric Review; Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. 22 (4) pp. 492-500.
Regmi, P, Simkhada, P and van Teijlingen, E, (2010) "Boys Remain Prestigious, Girls Become Prostitutes": Socio-Cultural Context of Relationships and Sex among Young People in Nepal. Global Journal of Health Science, 2 (1), pp. 60-72.
van Teijlingen E, Simkhada P, and Ireland J (2010) Critical reflections on research into maternity care in developing countries. Evidence-Based Midwifery 8(1): 12-16.
Kurmi OP, Semple S, Simkhada P,, Smith W C and Ayres J (2010) COPD and Chronic bronchitis risk of indoor air pollution from solid fuel: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Thorax; 65(3):221-22