Last month Ph.D. student Sulochana Dhakal-Rai in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences (FHSS) returned from her successful trip to Nepal. Sulochana was awarded funding for her traineeship ‘Induction and sensitisation to field research health in Nepal.’ She presented at sessions organised for M.Sc. Nursing students at Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Science (MMIHS) in Kathmandu. The feedback she received helped her prepare for her fieldwork in Nepal, moreover it was especially helpful in focusing her qualitative analysis of the thesis data. Soluchana also met with various academics at MMIHS to exchange ideas and research plans. Sulochana also took the opportunity to visit staff in maternity hospitals which are taking part in the Ph.D. research study which focuses on ‘The Rising Rates of Caesarean Section in Urban Nepal’. Sulochana has three FHSS supervisors, Dr. Juliet Wood, Dr. Pramod Regmi and Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen as well as Nepal-based supervisors Dr. Ganesh Dangel (FHSS Visiting Faculty) and Dr. Keshar Bahadur Dhakal.
Sulochana also contributed to a one-day workshop introducing systematic reviews as a methodology which ran on Sunday 29th May. This event was jointly organised between MMIHS and Bournemouth University as part Professors Vanora Hundley and Edwin van Teijlingen’s visit to Nepal.