Prof Padam Simkhada

Professor of International Public Health
Institution: Liverpool John Moores University
Current Insitution Location: United Kingdom

Phone Number: 0044 151 231 4451
Website: Go to website

Exchange Station, Liverpool UK

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
After completing my undergraduate degree in Nepal, I gained a M.Sc. (Distinction) in Public Health and Health Promotion from Brunel University (London) and completed my Ph.D. from Southampton University in 2003. Currently, I am Professor of International Public Health in the Public Health Institute (PHI) and Associate Dean for Global Engagement for the Faculty of Education, Health & Community at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) in the UK. Before I moved to LJMU, I was a Senior Lecturer in Public Health in the School of Health & Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. Prior to this, I was based in the Medical School at the University of Aberdeen and I have also worked for Save the Children (UK) and the Ministry of Health in Nepal. My expertise in the area of migration health research has been recognized internationally, including being Keynote Speaker at several migration and health-related national and international conferences. I have been recently invited as a Panellist at the International Conference on Migration Health. I have experience of working with the most vulnerable, marginalized and underprivileged population of the society. I have successfully conducted a number of research with trafficked women and girls, migrant workers, sex workers, and other underprivileged population. I have managed several research projects related to migrants population. I have published over 20 papers in this field.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Internally displaced persons (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Left-behind migrant families (Children, Elderly)
Migrant Workers (Adolescents, Adults)
Students (Adolescents, Adults)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Human trafficking (Adolescents, Adults)
International migrant workers (Adolescents, Adults)
International students (Adolescents, Adults)
Patient mobility across borders (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Seasonal farm workers (Adults)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Adolescent health
Community participation in health
Elderly health
Evidence-based reviews
Global health diplomacy
Health and human rights
Health assessment/ medical examination
Health communication
Health policy
Health promotion/ Health education
Health systems research
Human resources for health
Labour migration and health
Maternal and child health
Mental health
Non-communicable diseases (NCD)
Primary health care
Public Health
Sexual and reproductive health
Travel medicine

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Capturing discussions around PHC and private sector during Global Symposia on Health Systems Research 2018 2018 Principal Investigator
Systematic review - How effective are community engagement and participation approaches for delivering better health outcomes, improving delivery of services and sustaining benefits in low and middle income countries? 2017 Principal Investigator
Nepal Injury Research Centre 2017 Asia and the PacificNepal Faculty Adviser
Setting up the women migration dataset 2016 Asia and the PacificNepal Principal Investigator
Mental health training for maternity care providers in Nepal 2016 Asia and the PacificNepal Co-Investigator

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
A Survey of Health Problems of Nepalese Female Migrants Workers in the Middle-East and Malaysia Simkhada, P., van Teijlingen, E., Gurung, M. and Wasti, S. 2018
Identifying the gaps in Nepalese migrant workers’ health and well-being: a review of the literature Simkhada, P., Regmi, P.R., van Teijlingen, E. and Aryal, N. 2017
Injury and Mortality in Young Nepalese Migrant Workers: A Call for Public Health Action Aryal, N., Regmi, P.R., van Teijlingen, E., Simkhada, P., Adhikary, P., Bhatta, Y.K. and Mann, S. 2016
Improving local health through community health workers in Cambodia: challenges and solutions Ozano, K., Simkhada, P., Thann, K. and Khatri, R. 2018
Mental health in BME groups with diabetes: an overlooked issue? Regmi, P., Alloh, F., Pant, P., Simkhada, P. and van Teijlingen, E. 2017
High Rates of Suicide and Violence in the Lives of Girls and Young Women in Bangladesh: Issues for Feminist Intervention Bagley, C., Shahnaz, A. and Simkhada, P. 2017
Commercialised Sexual Exploitation of Children, Adolescents and Women: Health and Social Structure in Bangladesh Bagley, C., Kadri, S., Shahnaz, A., Simkhada, P. and King, K. 2017
Measuring What Works: An Impact Evaluation of Women’s Groups on Maternal Health Uptake in Rural Nepal Sharma, S., van Teijlingen, E., Belizán, JM., Hundley, V., Simkhada, P. and Sicuri, E. 2016
Factors influencing sexual behaviour between tourists and tourism employees: A systematic review Simkhada, P., Sharma, A., van Teijlingen, E. and Beanland, R. 2016
Knowledge and Risk Perceptions about HIV/AIDS among Nepalese Migrants in Gulf Countries: a Cross-sectional Study Joshi, S., Prescott, G., Simkhada, P., Sharma, N. and Bhurtyal, Y. 2014
Nepalese health workers' migration to the United Kingdom: A qualitative study Sapkota, T., van Teijlingen, E. and Simkhada, P. 2014