14:live with Professor Edwin Van Teijlingen

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14:live will be returning on the 17th of November 14:00-14:45 at Poole House Refectory, next to Papa Johns. This is open to all staff and students and I am pleased to welcome Professor Edwin Van Teijingen.

Bournemouth University has been conducting health research in Nepal for many years. Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen, Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, highlights key work conducted in Nepal. He will also highlight the work of four BU PhD students, whose research ranges from the health & well-being of Nepalese migrant workers in the Middle East (Pratik Adhikary) to nutrition in the poorest families (Jib Acharya) to the uptake of maternity care in rural Nepal (Sheetal Sharma) and the use of birthing centres (Preeti Mahato).

Prof. van Teijlingen has published over seventy academic papers on Nepal and in scientific journals based in Nepal.

The latest BU project focuses on mental health training needs of health care workers serving pregnant women. This THET-funded project will bring 15 highly experienced UK volunteers to train around 100 maternity care practitioners about key mental health issues in pregnancy and after birth. The target population is health care practitioners at the level of nurse and below (there are no doctors in rural villages). This BU-led project is jointly with Tribhuvan University (largest & oldest university in Nepal), Liverpool John Moores University and Green Tara Nepal, and the London-based Buddhist charity Green Tara Trust.

It would be great to see you all there to listen to what’s going to be a very interesting talk with Edward Apeh, and just to give you that little bit more incentive to come along, there will be 30 x tokens for the first 30 audience members to be exchanged for a FREE individual Papa John’s Pizza at the end of the talk, plus lots of free tea & coffee, don’t miss out! If you have any questions about this event or would like to hear about any other upcoming student engagement with research events, contact me on ocooke@bournemouth.ac.uk