I am a Researcher at the School of Nursing and Allied Health working in the Centre for Collaborative Innovation in Dementia which is an accredited Living Lab (European Network of Living Labs) in the UK. Currently working on HELIUM project which aims to increase the efficiency of public funding dedicated to health innovation.
I am also working to develop Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training for Nurses working in Nepal. In past, I have worked in various international research projects:
• Women’s health in developing countries.
• Health and wellbeing of Nepali community living in the UK.
• Involved in mental health training for maternity care providers in Nepal.
My research interest includes Dementia, Aging Research, Health Innovation, Health Inequalities, Lifestyle Research of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK.
I have background in Adult Nursing (RGN) with extensive experiences of working in NHS and completed PhD in Public Health. I am also Visiting Fellow in Bournemouth University and Visiting Lecturer in the College of Medical Science in Nepal.
I am Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, 2016 - present
Research Associate, Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - 2016
Smith GM, Simkhada BD. 2018. Co-creating solutions to address the everyday challenge of living with dementia: research-to-innovation as a good and ethical practice 24th International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference
Simkhada BD, Smith GM. 2018. Features of Good Practice in Healthcare Innovation Nursing Science - 2018 Program, 2nd International Conference on Nursing Science & Practice
Smith GM, Simkhada BD. 2018. Innovation through technology: using a living lab approach as a driver for a smart and healthy city Health Care: Current Reviews, 13th World Congress on Healthcare & Technology 6 :51-51 >DOI
Smith GM, Simkhada BD. 2018. Living Lab: The Co-creation Technique Health Care: Current Reviews, 13th World Congress on Healthcare & Technology 6 :40-40 >DOI
Mahato PK, van Teijlingen E, Simkhada P, Angell C, Ireland J. 2018. Qualitative evaluation of mental health training of auxiliary nurse midwives in rural Nepal NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, 66 :44-50 >DOI >Link
Simkhada B, Sharma G, Pradhan S, Van Teijlingen E, Ireland J, Simkhada P, Devkota B. 2016. Needs assessment of mental health training for Auxiliary Nurse Midwives: a cross-sectional survey Journal of Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, 2 :20-20 >DOI
Van Teijlingen E, Simkhada P, Devkota B, Fanning P, Ireland J, Simkhada B, Sherchan L, Silwal RC, Pradhan S, Maharjan SK, Maharjan RK. 2015. Mental health issues in pregnant women in Nepal Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, 5 :499-499 >DOI
Simkhada B, Van Teijlingen ER, Porter M, Simkhada P, Wasti SP. 2014. Why do costs act as a barrier in maternity care for some, but not all women? A qualitative study in rural Nepal International Journal of Social Economics, 41 :705-713 >DOI
Van Teijlingen ER, Simkhada PP, Simkhada B, Ireland JC. 2013. The long and winding road to publication Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, 2 >DOI
Van Teijlingen E, Simkhada B, Simkhada P. 2013. Midwifery and maternity care in Nepal: The vital link Practising Midwife, 16 :24-27
Simkhada P, van Teijlingen E, Hundley V, Simkhada BD. 2013. Writing an abstract for a scientific conference Kathmandu University Medical Journal, 11 :262-265
Simkhada P, van Teijlingen E, Sharma G, Simkhada B, Townend J. 2012. User costs and informal payments for care in the largest maternity hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal Health Science Journal, 6 :317-334
Simkhada P, van Teijlingen ER, Sharma G, Simkhada B and Townend J , Simkhada BD. 2012. User costs and informal payments for hospital maternity care in urban Nepal Health Science Journal, Vol. 6 >Link
V Teijlingen E, Simkhada P, Stephens J, Simkhada B, Rogers S, Sharma S. 2012. Making the best use of all resources: developing a health promotion intervention in rural Nepal Health Renaissance, 10 >DOI
van Teijlingen ER, Simkhada B, Porter M, Simkhada P, Pitchforth E and Bhatta , Simkhada BD. 2011. Qualitative research and its place in health research in Nepal Kathmandu University medical journal (KUMJ), >Link
Simkhada B, Porter M, van Teijlingen E. 2011. 'My mother-in-law tells me what to do'. Midwives, 14 :34-36
Simkhada BD, Porter M and van Teijlingen ER . 2011. My mother-in-law tells me what to do Rcm Midwives, >Link
Simkhada B, Porter MA, van Teijlingen ER. 2010. The role of mothers-in-law in antenatal care decision-making in Nepal: a qualitative study BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 10 >DOI
Simkhada B, Van Teijlingen ER, Porter M, Simkhada P. 2008. Factors affecting the utilization of antenatal care in developing countries: Systematic review of the literature Journal of Advanced Nursing, 61 :244-260 >DOI
Simkhada B, Van Teijlingen ER, Porter M, Simkhada P. 2006. Major problems and key issues in maternal health in Nepal Kathmandu University Medical Journal, 4 NO. 2 :258-263
Simkhada BD, van Teijlingen ER, Porter M and Simkhada P . 2006. Major problems and key issues in Maternal Health in Nepal Kathmandu University Medical Journal, >Link
Simkhada BD, van Teijlingen E. 2018. Why suicide rates among pregnant women in Nepal are rising >Link
Bista S, Simkhada PP, Simkhada BD, van Teijlingen E. 2017. Mental Health Training Manual for Community Care Providers Mental Health Training Manual for Community Maternity Care Providers :42-52 Tribhuvan University. Kathmandu, Nepal
Editorial/letter to the editor
Simkhada P, Poudel AN, Simkhada B, Sumnall H, Jones L, Bista S, McVeigh J, Gaidhane A, Zahiruddin QS, Chowdhury ME, Bhuiyan MBAS, Iliyasu Z, Pant PR, Kurmi O, Hill R, van Teijlingen E, Regmi PR. 2016. Need and scope of global partnership on public health research Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, 11 :202-204
Simkhada B, Mackay S, Khatri R, simkhada P, van Teijlingen E, Sharma CK, Angell C, Pokhrel T, Marahatta S. 2016. Continual Professional Development (CPD): Improving Quality of Nursing Care in Nepal Health Prospect: Journal of Public Health, 111 >Link
Simkhada P, Poudel AN, Simkhada B, Sumnall H, Jones L, Bista S, McVeigh J, Gaidhane A, Zahiruddin QS, Chowdhury ME, Bhuiyan MBAS, Iliyasu Z, Pant PR, Kurmi O, Hill R, Van Teijlingen E, Regmi PR. , Simkhada BD. 2016. Need and scope of global partnership on public health research 2016. Need and scope of global partnership on public health research Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, 11 :260-262,
Engagement & Impact
Damibu, Co-design of a dementia travel app, http://www.damibu.com/