• University Of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD13DH

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  • 540 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
20062020

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Biography

Dr Bibha Simkhada is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the Department of Nursing and Midwifery in the School of Health and Human Sciences.  She previously worked as Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the Bournemouth University. Her research interest includes Technology in Healthcare, Ageing research mainly in Dementia, Health and Wellbeing of BAME population and women’s health. She is also interested in capacity building for health workers particularly for Nurses in low and middle income countries (LMICs). She has methodological expertise on narrative review, systematic review and qualitative research.

She has background in Adult Nursing and Public Health with extensive experiences of working in NHS and international context. She has completed PhD in Public Health from the University of Aberdeen. She previously worked in user-centric innovation (health) in the Centre for Collaborative Innovation in Dementia in Liverpool John Moores University. Her previous works includes:

  • Health Innovation Exchange (HIE) project which is a collaborative support programme designed to support businesses with world-class health care, technology and resources to accelerate innovation within the health & social care sector.
  • Interreg Europe funded project "HELIUM" to share and use European good practices to inform local practice, and improve policy/strategies to increase the efficiency and use of innovation.
  • Continuing professional development (CPD) training for Nurses working in Nepal.
  • Women's health in developing countries.
  • Health and wellbeing of BAME community living in the UK.
  • Involved in mental health training for maternity care providers in Nepal

Recently completed research projects

1. Factors affecting access to mental health services in the Nepali and Iranian communities living in UK. ACORN funding, Bournemouth University.

2. Exploring Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training programmes in Nepal. Pump Priming funding, Bournemouth University.

3. Assessing the Need for and Type of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Nurses Trained and Working in Nepal. Research Capacity Building Fund LJMU/BU.

4. UK-Nepali Community Equality in Health and Social Care Project. Big Lottery fund

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Qualitative Research
  • BAME
  • Systematic Review
  • Narrative Review
  • Nepal
  • Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)
  • Dementia
  • Mental Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Technology in Healthcare

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Research Output

  • 540 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 2 Comment/debate
  • 1 Editorial

Mental health services designed for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnics (BAME) in the UK: a scoping review of case studies

Vahdaninia, M., Simkhada, B., van Teijlingen, E., Blunt, H. & Mercel-Sanca, A., 24 Jan 2020, In : Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 24, 2, p. 81-95 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Perceptions and Experiences of Health and Social Care Utilisation of the UK-Nepali Population

    Simkhada, B., Sah, R. K., Mercel-Sanca, A., van Teijlingen, E., Bhurtyal, Y. M. & Regmi, P., 20 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Co-Creating the Living Well with Dementia Message

    Smith, G. & Simkhada, B., 1 Sep 2019, In : Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 40, 9, p. 825-826 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    The Impact of Federalization on Health Sector in Nepal: New Opportunities and Challenges

    Vaidya, A., Simkhada, P. & Simkhada, B., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Nepal Health Research Council. 17, 4, p. 558-559 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
  • Need and Scope of Global Partnership on Public Health Research

    Simkhada, P., Poudel, A. N., Simkhada, B., Sumnall, H., Jones, L., Bista, S., McVeigh, J., Gaidhane, A., Zahiruddin, Q. S., Chowdhury, M. E., Bhuiyan, M. B. A. S., Iliyasu, Z., Pant, P. R., Kurmi, O., Hill, R., van Teijlingen, E. & Regmi, P. R., 1 Apr 2016, In : Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University. 11, 3, p. 260-262 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Activities

    • 5 Oral presentation

    Features of Good Practice in Healthcare Innovation

    Bibha Simkhada (Speaker) & Grahame Smith (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

    7 Aug 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Innovation through technology: using a living lab approach as driver for a smart and healthy city

    Grahame Smith (Speaker), Bibha Simkhada (Contributor to Paper or Presentation) & Daz Greenop (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

    Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Assessing the need and type of continuing professional development (CPD) for nurses trained and working in Nepal

    Bibha Simkhada (Speaker), Edwin R. Van Teijlingen (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Padam Simkhada (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Sean Mackey (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Rose Khatri (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Catherine Angell (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Chandra Kala Sharma (Contributor to Paper or Presentation) & Sujan Marahatta (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

    Apr 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    The influence of mothers-in-law in antenatal care decision-making in Nepal: A qualitative study

    Bibha Simkhada (Speaker), Maureen Porter (Contributor to Paper or Presentation) & Edwin R. Van Teijlingen (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

    Aug 2010

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Factors affecting utilisation of antenatal care in Nepal: Mothers-in-law’s role in the decision-making process

    Bibha Simkhada (Speaker), Edwin R. Van Teijlingen (Contributor to Paper or Presentation) & Maureen Porter (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

    Jun 2008

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Press / Media

    Interview on CPD in Nursing and its impact in the country

    Bibha Simkhada

    8/08/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Why suicide rates among pregnant women in Nepal are rising?

    Bibha Simkhada & Edwin R. Van Teijlingen

    8/03/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Interview on impact of CPD training in re-registration in Nursing

    Bibha Simkhada

    1/02/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment