Dr Puspa Pant

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  • Qualifications:MA (Population Studies) - TU Nepal, MSc (Public Health Researcg) - University of Aberdeen; PhD (Injury Prevention) - UWE Bristol
  • Position:Research Fellow
  • Department:College of Health, Science and Society
  • Telephone:+4411732 82709

About me

I hold a Master's Degree in Population Studies from Tribhuvan University (TU), Central Department of Population Studies in 2000. In late 2006, I pursued an MSc in Public Health at the University of Aberdeen, which I completed in 2007. With a scholarship from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), I began injury prevention research in Nepal in 2009. The World Health Organization's Violence and Prevention Department also provided funding support for my field research activities of the Doctoral study.

As a postdoctoral researcher at UWE Bristol from 2013 to 2016, I developed a community-based model for child injury prevention in Nepal by mobilizing mothers' groups in rural areas. With this project, I also learned about co-creation and community mobilisation for injury prevention in low-income settings. Prior to this, between 1998 and 2006, I worked for various educational institutions, NGOs, and the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations food aid organization.

From July 2017, I am working as a Research Fellow at UWE Bristol (UK) for the NIHR-Global Health Research Project in Nepal. Currently, I lead the Community Engagement and Involvement (CEI) theme of the NIHR-funded SAFETrIP Nepal Project. Simultaneously, I am also working as a Project Officer (community engagement) for a NHS England/UWE collaborative project – Diverse Images for Healthcare.

I am a self-motivated and passionate individual dedicated to developing sustainable injury prevention strategies and facilitating knowledge transfer between high-income and low-income country settings. My membership in professional networks for drowning prevention, road safety, child injury prevention, and global health reflects my commitment to these areas.

I received a Gold Medal from the President of Nepal for my doctoral study on the epidemiology of child injuries, the first of its kind in Nepal. I strive for advocacy around safety promotion by developing networks, engaging with media, and publishing in international peer-reviewed journals. I also contribute to the advancement of public health research by serving on the editorial boards or as a reviewer for several international peer-eviewed journals, including Injury Prevention (BMJ). I post in X space via @Puspa_RPant.

I invite you to explore my research publications on Google Scholar‪Puspa Raj Pant and learn more about my professional journey through ORCiD https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8827-0018


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