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Padam Simkhada is an Associate Dean International and Professor of Global Health at the School of Human and Health Sciences. He has expertise and interest on internationalisation in Higher Education sectors. He is working collaboratively across Schools and Professional Services, and supporting the University’s ambitious international aims to broaden the global partnerships, develop a successful transnational education portfolio, increase international student recruitment and continue to enhance reputation as a world-leading institution.

Padam remains an active researcher, having authored over 230 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. His current research are on health system research, longitidunal study looking at risk factors for NCDs and migration and health. He has methodological expertise particularly in systematic review, evidence synthesis and mixed methods. He is also an educationalist and recognise the importance of internationalisation on teaching and research. In the recent past he developed and run a series of postgraduate Public Health courses. He has supervised many PhD students. Currently 10 PhD students are working with him under his supervision. He is internationally known in public health field. He has received many prestigious awards of public health field such as Global Health Award 2013. He has experience of working many countries.

Padam has completed M.Sc. in Public Health and Health Promotion from Brunel University and PhD from Southampton University, UK. Before he moved Huddersfield University, he was an Associate Dean of Global Engagement and Professor of International Health at Liverpool John Moores University (2014-2019), Senior Lecturer in International Health at Sheffield University (2010-2014) and Programme Co-ordinator and Lecturer in International Health at the University of Aberdeen (2002-2010).  Previously, he worked for Save the Children (UK) and Ministry of Health in Nepal.

Padam is a Visiting Professor in Nepal, Visiting Professor in Bournemouth University and Liverpool John Moores University and Adjunct Faculty at Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences Nagpur, India.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Global Health, University of Southampton

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Global Health
  • Health System Research
  • Migration and Health
  • Covid-19
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Evidence based practice
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • Maternal Health
  • Mental Health
  • Nepal
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Nigeria
  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Community based intervientions
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Health System Research in LMICs particularly in Nepal
  • Health promotion in developing countries
  • Health and Wellbeing of migrant workers and impact of migration on left behind families
  • Sexual behaviour, sexual and reproductive health including HIV/AIDS
  • Systematic Review, Evidence synthesis and evidence-based policy


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