Pramod Regmi

Dr Pramod Regmi

  • Principal Academic in International Health
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BG410, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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I am primarily interested in global health and have predominantly studied around health and well-being of labour migrants and their left-behinds, young people’s sexual health and romantic relationships, health promotion, and the health of ethnic minority populations. I also have an interest in Research Ethics and Research Capacity Strengthening in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in South Asia.

I studied MSc (Health Services and Public Health Research) and PhD (Public Health) at the University of Aberdeen, UK. I have also completed a Master’s degree in Demography from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Before joining Bournemouth University, I worked for Family Health International 360 (FHI360) as a Senior Surveillance and Research Specialist.

I have successfully led several research around migration and health.

I am currently a Visiting Fellow at Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal; Chitwan Medical College (CMC), Nepal and Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, India...


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Decent work and economic growth

"Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Partnership for the Goals

"Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development"

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Journal Articles



  • Regmi, P., Simkhada, P., Mahato, P., van Teijlingen, E., Aryal, N. and Manandha, S., 2023. Health Research Priorities and Needs in Migrant Health: A Review of Reviews’. In: BNAC 20th Study Days 24-25 April 2023 Huddersfield.
  • Kurmi, O., Pant, P., Regmi, P., Delanerolle, G., Poudel, A.N., Hundley, V., Simkhada, P. and van Teijlingen, E., 2023. Nepal Family Cohort Study: Starting a Longitudinal Population Health Study. In: BNAC 20th Study Days 24-25 April 2023 Huddersfield.
  • Regmi, P., Dhakal Adhikari, S., Aryal, N., van Teijlingen, E., Wasti, S.P. and Sharma, S., 2021. Moral Panic and Othering Practices during Nepal’s COVID19 Pandemic. In: 10th Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal & the Himalaya 28-30 July 2021 Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Ekong, A., Regmi, P., Wood, J. and Tsofliou, F., 2019. Challenges and facilitators to healthy eating in pregnancy: a systematic review.
  • Simkhada, P., van Teijlingen, E., Bhujal, S., Gurung, M. and Regmi, P., 2018. Problems faced by Nepalese female migrants workers in the Gulf Countries: A quantitative survey. In: International Conference on Migration Health 1-3 October 2018 Rome. International Society of Travel Medicine.
  • van Teijlingen, E., Simkhada, P., Regmi, P., Aryal, N. and Adhikari, K., 2018. Skills transfer, employability & entrepreneurship of returnee labour migrants in Nepal. In: BNAC 16th Nepal Study Days (Nepal Conference) 16-17 April 2018 Durham.
  • Simkhada, P., Regmi, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Aryal, N., 2017. Identifying the gaps in Nepalese migrant workers’ health and well-being: A review of the literature. In: 15th BNAC Nepal Study Days 12-13 April 2017 Bournemouth. 15th BNAC Nepal Study Days, 1-16 London: Britain-Nepal Academic Council.
  • van Teijlingen, E., Simkhada, P., Regmi, P., Kurmi, O. and Hundley, V., 2017. How to apply for a PhD in the UK. In: BNAC 15th Nepal Study Days 12 April 2017 EBC< Bournemouth., 1-16 London: BNAC.
  • Alloh, F., Regmi, P., Pant, P.R., Simkhada, P. and van Teijlingen, E., 2017. Mental health among ethnic groups with diabetes in the UK. In: BNAC 15th Nepal Study Days 2017 12-13 April 2017 EBC, Bournemouth., 1-16 London: BNAC.
  • van teijlingen, E., Regmi, P. and Simkhada, P., 2017. Role of Qualitative Research in Health Technology Assessment. In: International Conference on Transforming Lives & Healthcare through Technology 9-10 January 2017 India.
  • Barnard, K.D., Regmi, P., Dolan, T. and Molloy, T., 2017. Diabetes UK Type 1 Events: positive impact on diabetes self-management, quality of life and development of social/peer support networks for children and families. DIABETIC MEDICINE, 34, 171.
  • Regmi, P., Pandey, S. and Kachkyapati, S., 2012. Are newer female sex workers (FSWs) more vulnerable to HIV ? Comparison of key behavioural indicators from integrated biological and behavioural surveillance (IBBS) survey among FSWs in Kathmandu. In: 4th AIDS Conference 1-4 December 2012 Pokhara, Nepal.
  • Regmi, P., Shrestha, B., Dhungel, D. and Khanal, R., 2012. Can we use new technology for HIV prevention? A qualitative study among female sex workers (FSWs) in Nepal. In: 4th AIDS Conference 1-4 December 2012 Pokhara, Nepal.
  • Regmi, P., Van Teijlingen, E. and Simkhada, P., 2009. Dating and Sex: Perception and Practice among Young People in Nepal. In: 19th World Congress for Sexual Health 21-25 June 2009 Goteborg, Sweeden.
  • Regmi, P., Van Teijlingen, E. and Simkhada, P., 2008. Dating culture: Does it encourage young people’s sexual behaviour? In: 3rd AIDS Conference 3-8 July 2008 Kathmandu Nepal.
  • van Teijlingen, E., Simkhada, P., Bhatta, P., Regmi, P. and Simkhada, B., 2006. Sexual health knowledge and risky sexual behaviour among Trekkers' Guides in Nepal. In: 9th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine: Bridging Behavior and Health – Connecting the Hemispheres 29 November-2 December 2006 Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Regmi, P. and Bhattarai, R., 2005. What are the key gaps in accessing HIV prevention programmes in Nepal ? In: 3rd International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment 24-27 July 2005 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Regmi, P., Bhattarai, R., Shakya, I., Lamsal, G. and Aryal, U., 2005. Role of out-of-school going Peer Educators to promote Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) among young people: experiences from Nepal. In: 7th International Congress on AIDS in ASIA and the Pacific 1-5 July 2005 Kobe, Japan.
  • Regmi, P., Subedi, K. and Lamsal, G., 2004. Baseline survey among adolescent students on adolescent reproductive health, HIV/AIDS/STD and sexual behaviours in Kathmandu, Nepal. In: The XV International AIDS Conference 11-16 July 2004 Thailand.

Internet Publications


  • Regmi, P., 2011. Sexual Culture among Young People in Nepal. PhD Thesis. University of Aberdeen, Section of Population Health.
  • Regmi, P., 2005. Sexual Behaviour of Trekking Guides of Nepal. Master's Thesis. University of Aberdeen, Section of Population Health.
  • Regmi, P., 2001. Utilisation of Maternal Health Care Services in Nepal. Master's Thesis. Tribhuvan University, Central Department of Population Studies.


PhD Students

  • Abier Hamidi. Awareness of HIV amongst married Libyan women, (In progress)
  • Yagya Adhikari. Parental migration and its impact on health and well-being of left-behind adolescents in Nepal, (In progress)
  • Sulochana Rai-Dhakal, 2023. Assessing factors associated with rising caesarean section rates in urban Nepal: a hospital-based study, (Completed)
  • Aniebiet Ekong. Barriers and facilitators to the uptake of healthy eating messages by pregnant African immigrants living in the UK: perspectives of women and midwives, (Completed)
  • Clare Keys. Consideration of holistic support strategies for families who have experienced forced migration: avoidance of children's withdrawal syndromes., (Completed)
  • Raksha Thapa. Discrimination by caste and access to health services in Nepal, (Completed)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Advanced Principles of Enquiry and Evidence Based Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Enquiry and Evidence Based Practice in Health and Social Care
  • MSc Public Health

Profile of Teaching UG

  • My Health and Wellbeing
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Fundamental Communication Skills
  • Service Improvement Project
  • Foundations for Professional Practice and Research
  • Developing Skills for Promoting Health and Wellbeing (Unit Lead)
  • Review Literature to Inform Practice (RLIP)
  • Reserach for Professional Practice (RfPP)

Invited Lectures

  • Multidisciplinary Research: not easy, Nottingham, 24 May 2019 more


  • Risk of kidney injury among returnee Nepali migrants: a mixed-method study (The Colt Foundation, 01 Jul 2022). Awarded
  • Promoting Publishing in the Field of Gender and Development in Nepal (British Academy, 30 Sep 2021). Awarded
  • Fear, Stigma and Othering: The Impact of COVID-19 rumours on marginalised population groups of Nepal (British Academy, 03 Aug 2020). In Progress
  • Nepal-Malaysia-UK partnership on Nepali migrants’ health research (Bournemouth University GCRF, 15 Feb 2020). In Progress
  • Investigating sudden cardiac death of Nepali labour migrants in Malaysia (Bournemouth University GCRF, 15 Feb 2020). In Progress
  • Effectiveness of health component of pre-departure orientation training for aspiring Nepali migrant workers (Bournemouith University GCRF, 01 Jun 2019). In Progress
  • Patient Public Involvement (PPI) for the project ‘Kidney health related problems in migrant workers in Malaysia’ (BU's FHSS Pump Priming, 01 Apr 2019). Completed
  • Mental health of female spouses of Nepalese labour migrants (FHSS, Bournemouth University, 01 Jan 2018). Completed
  • Mental health risk factors in Nepalese labour migrant workers and their perceptions of potential elements on mental health needed in pre-departure training (FHSS, Bournemouth University, 01 Mar 2017). Completed
  • Qualitative insights into epilepsy-related death and prevention: A narrative synthesis (Epilepsy Action, 01 Feb 2017). Completed
  • Exploring hormone use among male to female transgender (MTF) populations in Nepal (FHSS, Bournemouth University, 01 Mar 2016). Completed
  • Sexual culture among young people of Nepal (University of Aberdeen and The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, 01 Jan 2006). Completed
  • Utilisation of Maternal Health Care Services in Nepal (UNFPA, 01 Jan 2000). Completed

Conference Presentations

  • DSA Conference 2021: Unsettling Development, An exploration of the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on Migrant returnees: evidence from Nepal, 28 Jun 2021, University of East Anglia, Norwich


  • PGCE in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2018)
  • PhD in Public Health (University of Aberdeen, UK, 2011)
  • MSc in Health Services and Public Health Research (Aberdeen University, UK, 2005)
  • MSc in Demography (Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2001)


  • Nepal Bidhya Bhusan 'Ka' (Education award for my PhD degree from the President of Nepal) (Office of the President of Nepal, 2012)


  • Advanced HE, Fellow (2018-),
  • Chitwan Medical College, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, Fellow (2015-),
  • Population Association of Nepal (PAN), Member,

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