Nirmal Aryal

Dr Nirmal Aryal

Post Doctoral Researcher
Institution: Bournemouth University
Current Insitution Location: United Kingdom

Email: nirmal.aryal.2010@gmail.com
Phone Number: +44 (0)1202-961564
Website: Go to website

Address:
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth House, 19 Christchurch Road, BU1 3LH

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
I possess strong interest and motivation towards migration health research. Along with the researchers based in the UK, I have published three migrant health-related scientific peer-reviewed papers (one original research, one brief report, and one review). I am a lead author in two of them. In addition, I am one of the key members to envisage 'Migrant workers' health research consortium' based in Liverpool John Moores University, UK. I have voluntarily co-ordinated this consortium since its inception in 2016. The Associated Press (AP) has quoted me and my first-authored publication regarding sudden cardiac deaths of South Asian migrant workers in the Gulf countries (link: https://apnews.com/28087f4580be4501ac4d2a228f278297/soaring-rate-nepalis-seeking-jobs-abroad-come-home-dead). This news story has subsequently gained worldwide media attention in December 2016 which was nicely highlighted by research blog of Bournemouth University where other two authors are based at (link: http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2016/12/23/worldwide-media-coverage-bu-co-authored-paper/). I am involved in three migrant health-related research as a Co-Principal Investigator. First one is a qualitative study on "mental health risk factors in Nepalese labour migrant workers and their perceptions of potential elements on mental health needed in pre-departure training" (August-November 2017) funded by Bournemouth University. The second one is mixed method study "Health vulnerabilities of cross-border migrants from Nepal" (August 2017-January 2018) funded by International Organization for Migration (IOM) Nepal, and the current project is "Mental health risk of female spouses of Nepalese migrant workers" funded by Bournemouth University, UK.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Left-behind migrant families (Adults)
Migrant Workers (Adults)

International/Cross-Border Migration
International migrant workers (Adults)


General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Disease surveillance
Epidemiology
Evidence-based reviews
Gender
Health and human rights
HIV/ AIDS
Labour migration and health
Mental health
Non-communicable diseases (NCD)
Public Health
Research ethics
Sexual and reproductive health
Violence and health

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Mental health risk of female spouses of Nepalese migrant workers 2018 Asia and the PacificNepal Co-Investigator
Health vulnerabilities of cross-border migrants from Nepal 2017 Asia and the PacificNepal Co-Investigator
Mental health risk factors in Nepalese labour migrant workers and their perceptions of potential elements on mental health needed in pre-departure training 2017 Asia and the PacificNepal Co-Investigator Nepalese migrant workers in the Gulf countries and Malaysia were found to have a mental health risk and mental health-related orientation is recommended in pre-departure training.

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Identifying the gaps in Nepalese migrant workers’ health and well-being: a review of the literature Aryal N, Regmi PR, Simkhada P, Bhatta YKD, Adhikary P, van Teijlingen E, & Mann S 2017
Injury and mortality in young Nepalese migrant workers: a call for public health action Aryal N, Regmi PR, Simkhada P, Bhatta YKD, Adhikary P, van Teijlingen E, & Mann S 2016
Knowing is not enough: migrant workers' spouses vulnerability to HIV Aryal N, Regmi PR, van Teijlingen E, Dhungel D, Ghale G, & Bhatta GK 2016