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Dr Rajeeb Sah is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health and an International Lead for the Department of Allied Health Professions, Sports and Exercise at the University of Huddersfield. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and the Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH). Dr Sah is trained as a Medical Doctor and have completed a PhD in Health and Social Care (Public Health) and MSc in Public Health. Before joining the University of Huddersfield, he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Health Promotion at Canterbury Christ Church University where he was also the Programme Director for MSc Global Public Health and International Lead for the School of Allied and Public Health Professions. He has successfully designed and led the MSc Global Public Health programme and delivered various modules within the undergraduate and postgraduate public health courses.

Dr Sah is an interdisciplinary researcher with a focus on international aspects of health and education. His PhD study was about an ethnographic exploration of social and cultural factors affecting sexual lifestyles and relationships of Nepalese young people in the UK. His research expertise includes Sexual and Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health, Adolescent Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Social Determinants of Health, Health Inequalities, Health Services Research, Sustainable Development Goals, and Global Public Health. He is a qualitative researcher with special interests in Co-production and Participatory Research, Ethnography and Systematic Reviews.

Dr Sah is currently accepting PhD students.

Current Research Projects:

  • Mental health experiences and coping strategies of Asian or Asian British children and young people in West Yorkshire
  • Families Growing Together: Mental health and wellbeing benefits on interaction with nature among Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups
  • Improving health and wellbeing of homeless people through improved access to health and social care services in West Yorkshire
  • Experiences of refugees and asylum seekers towards access and utilisation of sexual health services
  • Exploring the impact of wider determinants of health to tackle inequalities in Kirklees Council
  • Exploring health and economic impacts of fuel poverty

Research Degree Supervision

Current PhD Students:

  • An exploration of preferences for risk communication among people with cardiovascular disease (Maryam Ibrahim)
  • Co-design in health services: an initiative to improve the uptake and delivery of the free maternal and newborn health services in Nepal (Devendra Raj Singh)
  • Loss to follow up among people living with HIV/AIDS: Exploring barriers and facilitators of Antiretroviral Therapy in Nigeria (Hassana Josephine John)
  • Maternal Mental Health and Child Wellbeing of Black African Immigrant Mothers in the UK (Funmilayo Fabiyi)
  • Exploring knowledge and perceptions of parents/caregivers towards social determinants of health in accessing malaria treatment for children under five years in Nigeria (Nafiu Sabiu Usman)
  • Pre-migration expectations and post-migration realities: Impact on the mental health and well-being of Nigerian International postgraduate students in the United Kingdom (Joy Osifo)
  • An ethnographic study on how do we educate midwives for the future given the demands and challenges in contemporary practice? (Charlotte Kenyon)
  • Access and utilisation of maternal health services among women with disability in India: A mixed method study (Divya Vinnakota)
  • Exploring experiences of Learning Disability Nurses in supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities with their sexual lives and relationships (Emma Stripe)
  • An exploration of the role and impact of Patient Safety Partners with a particular focus on health inequalities (Gemma Fowler)
  • Investigating inequity in the utilisation of maternal health services among women with disabilities in Nepal: A mixed method study (Prakash Shahi)

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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 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

External positions

External Examiner , University of Central Lancashire


External Examiner , Arden University


External Examiner, Oxford Brookes University

1 Oct 201930 Sep 2023

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Global Health
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Health Inequality
  • COVID-19
  • Migration and Health
  • Ethnography
  • Co-production
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • Young people and social changes
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Systematic Review, Evidence synthesis and evidence-based policy
  • Maternal and Child Health


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