Dr Sanda Ismail

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About me

Sanda Umar Ismail has a PhD awarded by the University of the West of England (UWE). His PhD thesis is entitled, “Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia”. In it, he investigated a novel application of nostalgia among people living with dementia through a series of randomised controlled trials. He has a Master’s degree in Public Health with Distinction, specialising in Statistics in Public Health and Applied Epidemiology, and this was awarded by UWE. Sanda completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Community Nutrition (Public Health Nutrition) with First Class Honours at the University for Development Studies, Ghana. 

Area of expertise

Sanda teaches on various modules on the MSc Public Health and MSc Environmental Health programmes. He is the module leader for Quantitative Health Research (on-campus and distance learning) and Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Disease modules. He also contributes to the Public Health Policy & Politics, Leadership in Public Health and Dissertation modules. 

Sanda is an Early Career Researcher in Public Health, who is experienced in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and has skills in evidence synthesis (systematic reviews and meta-analysis). He is also experienced in applying statistical techniques in the analysis of primary and secondary data. Sanda is engaged in several research projects involving older people and people with dementia and has particular interest in research on dementia from a population and public health perspective. 


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