A ScHARR lecturer who is helping to improve the quality of health research in low income countries has been recognised with an international award for excellence in his field.
Dr Padam Simkhada, senior lecturer in International Health at ScHARR, was awarded the CEA Award of Global Health Research for his contribution to the field of global research at a special ceremony at the Mahatma Gandi University in India. Dr Simkhada was born in a remote village in Nepal where he completed his proficiency certificate in medical science and batchelor’s degree in health education before gaining a MSc and PhD in Public Health in the UK. He has previously worked for Save the Children and the Ministry of Health in Nepal, and is a visiting professor at the Pokhara University and Trivhuan University in Nepal.
He has published more than 70 research articles in scientific journals on issues including sexual health, migration and sex trafficking, maternal and child health and health promotion in middle and low income countries. Dr Simkhada is working to build international links and partnerships around the world.
Dr Simkhada said: “I feel greatly honoured with this award as it has encouraged me to dedicate my work in improving the quality of higher education in the developing countries.”