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Congratulations the Abier Hamidi, PhD student in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences (FHSS) whose PhD work was published in The Conversation this week (24 April) under the title Social media now trumps traditional family networks in Libya – my Facebook survey reached 446,000 women. Her piece in The Conversation on the recruitment of female participants for a PhD study in a rather patriarchal society brings together issues of anonymity, gender, and wider social culture.
This is Abier’s PhD research is supervised by Dr. Pramod Regmi, Senior Lecturer in International Health and the Global Engagement Lead in the Department of Nursing Sciences, and Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen in the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health (CMMPH).
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The BNAC (Britain-Nepal Academic Council) twentieth Nepal Study Days (24-25 April) start today in Huddersfield. BU is directly represented through Dr. Pramod Regmi who will be presenting ‘Health Research Priorities and Needs in Migrant Health: A Review of Reviews’ today. Dr. Regmi based in the Department of Nursing Sciences and Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen in the Department of Midwifery & Health Sciences are also part of the paper ‘Nepal Family Cohort Study: Starting a Longitudinal Population Health Study’ which will be presented by our colleague Dr. Om P. Kurmi from Coventry University.
There will also be a BU paper on ‘Perceptions Around Covid-19 and Vaccine Hesitancy: A Qualitative Study Among People Living in Kaski, Western Nepal’ , presented by Dr. Preeti Mahato. Preeti is based at Royal Holloway (University of London) and she is also a Visiting Faculty member of FHSS. She’ll presenting a study recently published in PLOS Global Public Health.
These Nepal Studies Days pay serious attention to our ongoing interdisciplinary study ‘The impact of federalisation on Nepal’s health system: a longitudinal analysis’ which was reported in several national newspapers in Nepal last week. Tomorrow there will be a plenary session by Prof. Simon Rushton, the PI on this project in which BU collaborates. He will be talking about ‘Nepal’s Health System During Federalisation: Emerging Issues and the Co-production of Policy and Practice Recommendations’. Later that day there will be two further presentations based on this large-scale study, the first one by Dr. Sharada P. Wasti followed by one delivered by Dr. Sujata Sapkota.
The first paper in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences (FHSS) for 2023 appeared online today. The open access journal NursingOpen (publisher Wiley) add our paper ‘Stakeholders’ perceptions of continuing professional development among Nepalese nurses: A focus group study’.  The lead author Dr Bibha Simkhada and co-author Prof. Padam Simkhada are both Visiting Faculty at Bournemouth University. The paper reports on a study into stakeholders’ perceptions of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in nursing in Nepal. It is worth noting that nurses (and midwives) in Nepal have to renew their nursing licence every six years with the Nepal Nursing Council. However, there are no requirements of having completed any CPD in this post-registration renewal process, or to show any evidence of on-the-job learning. This qualitative study generated three major themes: (a) policy level including the national situation of CPD, political influence and training guided by the policy; (b) organizational level incorporating perceptions towards forms of CPD, staff shortage, poor staff retention, seniority for training, financial constraints and lack of continuity of training; and (c) individual level including motivation for training and lack of relevant training. It is the third paper from work supported by FHSS QR funding [2-3]
Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen
CMMPH (Cenre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health)
- Simkhada, B., van Teijlingen, ER., Panday, A., Sharma, S.C., Simkhada, P., Singh, D.R. (2023) Stakeholders’ perceptions of continuing professional development among Nepalese nurses: A focus group study, NursingOpen (online first https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.1586)
- Simkhada, B, Mackay, S, Khatri, R., Sharma, CK., Pokhrel, T, Marahatta, S, Angell, C, van Teijlingen, E., Simkhada, P (2016) Continual Professional Development (CPD): Improving Quality of Nursing Care in Nepal, Health Prospect 15 (3):1-3.
- Khatri, R., van Teijlingen, E., Marahatta, S., Simkhada, P., Mackay, S., Simkhada, B. (2021) Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities for Continuing Professional Development of Nurses: A Qualitative Study with Senior Nurse Leaders in Nepal. Journal of Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, 7(1); 15–29.
This week saw the publication of another Bournemouth University paper on academic writing and publishing. This latest paper ‘Struggling to reply to reviewers: Some advice for novice researchers‘ has been published in the scientific journal Health Prospect: Journal of Public Health. This journal is published in Nepal and it is Open Access, hence freely available across the globe.
Peer review is the process by which academic journals assess and regulate the quality of content they publish, by inviting academic experts to review your submitted manuscripts. It is a process of quality control. Once you have submitted your paper to a journal the editor will select potential peer reviewers within the field of research to peer-review your manuscript and make recommendations. In many case the peer review process can be a positive experience for you as it allows you to develop your skills and improve your written work. For example, good reviewers may notice potential imbalances, point out missing key references or highlight different potential perspectives, and thus help you to enhance the overall quality of the paper. On some occasions, however a reviewer can be a complete pain in the neck!
The paper is written by a multidisciplinary team based in the Department of Nursing Sciences (Dr. Regmi), the Department of Social Sciences and Social Work (Dr. Harvey), and the Department of Midwifery & Health Sciences (Dr. Taylor & Prof. van Teijlingen). The authors bring their combined expertise in midwifery, social work, health education, sociology and health services research to offers the readers advice how to deal with the more difficult reviewers.
- Harvey, O., Taylor, A., Regmi, P.R., van Teijlingen, E. (2022) Struggling to reply to reviewers: Some advice for novice researchers Health Prospect: Journal of Public Health 21(2):19-22
Our student nurses had a change of tutor this week, with James King, author of ‘Accelerating Excellence: the Principles that drive elite performance’ coming in to offer a keynote to set up their day. James outlined, through numerous examples, how to drive up our performance, whether we are studying, working, or trying to move to that healthier lifestyle! His main message was that it is elite performers do not simply add more and more hours to improve, but they change their mindset, and train in the ‘sweet spot’. He followed through with some clear principles about moving from ambition to follow through. Media student Sam Pickle came along to film the session, and kindly took the photos of James.
One student said afterwards: ‘I wish we had James talk to us in the first year, his messages are so clear, and it would have really helped me get into the mindset‘
and with the film on its way, we can share James’ work more widely.
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