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Sapana Basnet Bista

Sapana Basnet Bista

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Biography

Sapana Basnet Bista is currently completing her PhD under the supervision of Rose Khatri, Professor Padam Simkhada and Dr Kim Ross-Houle. Sapana’s PhD explores the 'Experiences of Persons with Disabilities during Nepal Earthquake 2015: A Qualitative Study. Her PhD aims to explore psychological, physical and financial experiences of persons with disabilities; evaluate emergency preparedness, access to safe evacuation and rehabilitation; and explore experiences faced by emergency and humanitarian responders in implementation of disability inclusive disaster preparedness, recovery and rehabilitation.

Sapana was awarded by 'Community Contribution Impact Award' by the Doctoral Academy at Liverpool John Moores University for her work advocating for the rights of people with disability in Nepal and her skills working with organisations and policy makers to produce and advocacy policy tool with international reach.

Sapana's research interests include health and wellbeing of marginalised population in humanitarian crisis; gender equality and social inclusion, and inclusive disaster preparedness/ management. Sapana holds a MA in Children, Youth and International Development and another MA in Creative and Transactional Writing both from Brunel University, UK.

Currently Sapana is co-leading and managing LJMU Global Challenge Research Fund project 'Gender-Sensitive and Disability-Inclusive Guideline for Emergency'. This project is based in Nepal and in collaboration with Nepal Disabled Women Association.

Most recently, Sapana was research and evaluation team lead for capturing discussions/debated around primary health care and private sector during Global Symposia on Health System Research 2018 for Health Systems Global and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sapana has extensive experience in consultation, evaluation and monitoring and report writing of several national and international projects.

Sapana also works as a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist for Green Tara Nepal. She has previously worked in The Sethi Partnership Solicitors UK as an Asylum and Immigration Case Worker and other private and charity sectors including Anti-Slavery International UK, Oxfam UK, Nepal Red Cross Society and Whitbread PLC UK.

She is an executive member of Britain Nepal Academic Council, a founding member of Global Consortium for Public Health Research and President of the Nepal Study Society at LJMU.

Languages

English
Nepali
Hindi

Degrees

2012, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, United Kingdom, MA in Children Youth and International Development
2005, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, United Kingdom, MA in Creative and Transcational Writing

Academic appointments

Research Associate and Module Tutor, Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, 2017 - present
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountibility and Learning Specialist, Green Tara Nepal, 2011 - present

Publications

Internet publication

Bista S. 2019. Developing gender-sensitive and disability-inclusive guideline for emergency Publisher Url

Journal article

Bista S, Sharma S. 2019. Violence against women and girls with disabilities during and after the 2015 Nepal earthquake: thematic analysis of qualitative data Mullan Z. The Lancet Global Health, 7 :45-45 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Bista SB, Khatri R, Simkhada P, Ross-Houle K. 2018. Nepal's Response to Earthquake 2015: Experience of Emergency Responders and Humanitarian Assistance providers in Inclusive and Accessible Humanitarian Assistance Delivery Prasai M, Poudel B, Catolico G, Bhandari N. National Federation of the Disabled - Nepal, :68-77 Publisher Url Public Url

Standing K, Parker S, Bista S. 2016. Grassroots responses to violence against women and girls in post-earthquake Nepal: lessons from the field Gender and Development, 24 :187-204 DOI Public Url

Standing KE, Parker S, Bista S. ‘It's breaking quite big social taboos’ violence against women and girls and self-defence training in Nepal Women's Studies International Forum, DOI Author Url Public Url

Other

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,

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

Chapters

Bista S, Simkhada PP, Simkhada BD, van Teijlingen E. Mental Health Training Manual for Community Care Providers Mental Health Training Manual for Community Maternity Care Providers :42-52 Tribhuvan University. Kathmandu, Nepal

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Research Grants Awarded:

UN Women, Inclusive Partnership Against Violence, National Disabled Women Association, Grant value (£): 380000, Duration of research project: 3. 2019

Global Challange Research Fund, Liverpool John Moores University, Developing Gender-Sensitive and Disability-Inclusive Guideline and Resource for Emergency, Dr. Kay Standing, Grant value (£): 8330, Duration of research project: 5 months. 2018

Conference presentation:

"Hear My Pain, I am a Human too": Violence against Wome and Girls with Disabilities during and post 2015 Earthquake Nepal, 10th Annual Global Health Conference: Translation & Implementation for Impact in Global Health, Chicago, Oral presentation. 2019

"Hear My Pain, I am a Human Too": Violence against Women and Girls with Disabilities during and post 2015 Earthquake Nepal, Consortium of Univeristies for Global Health 10th Annual Conference, Chicago, Oral presentation. 2019

Using Participartoy Visual Metods to Understand and Support Health Sytems with a Focus on marginilised Populations, Global Symposia on Health System Research 2018, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2018

Inclusive Education: Opportunities and Challanges for Nepal in Federalism Era, International Conference on Quality Education in Federal Nepal, Kathmandu, nepal, Oral presentation. 2018

Grassroots responses to violence against women and girls in post-earthquake Nepal: Lessons from the field, BNAC Nepal Study Day 2016, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation. 2016

Other invited event:

The Global Dissability Summit, London, Invited by the International Disability Alliance and Department for International Development , UK.. 2018

Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) Maternal Meantal Health Training, Nepal, Invited to train 70 -80 maternal health workers on mental health and wellbeing of disabled women before, during and after pregnancy.. 2016

Other Professional Activity:

A part of core research team for capturing discussions/ debates around primary health care and private sector during Global Symposia on Health System Research 2018 for Health System Global and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation..

Breast Cancer Awareness day planned and organised for adolescent girls and women of Liverpool Nepalese community..

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 , invited to contribute in high-level discussion around link between Sendai framework and Sustainable Development Goals, and achieving disability inclusive disaster risk reduction..

Professional activities

Research Grants Awarded:

UN Women, Inclusive Partnership Against Violence, National Disabled Women Association, Grant value (£): 380000, Duration of research project: 3. 2019

GCRF/LJMU, Developing gender-sensitive and disability-inclusive guidelines and resource development for emergencies, Grant value (£): 8,330.00, Duration of research project: 7 months. 2019

Global Challange Research Fund, Liverpool John Moores University, Developing Gender-Sensitive and Disability-Inclusive Guideline and Resource for Emergency, Dr. Kay Standing, Grant value (£): 8330, Duration of research project: 5 months. 2018

Conference presentation:

Indiscrimination Earthquaek Distriminatory Aid: Effectiveness of Blanket Approach to Aid Distribution to People with Disabilities, The Annual Kathmandu Conference on Neapl and the Himalaya, Kathmandu, Nepal, Oral presentation. 2019

"Hear My Pain, I am a Human too": Violence against Wome and Girls with Disabilities during and post 2015 Earthquake Nepal, 10th Annual Global Health Conference: Translation & Implementation for Impact in Global Health, Chicago, Oral presentation. 2019

"Hear My Pain, I am a Human Too": Violence against Women and Girls with Disabilities during and post 2015 Earthquake Nepal, Consortium of Univeristies for Global Health 10th Annual Conference, Chicago, Oral presentation. 2019

Using Participartoy Visual Metods to Understand and Support Health Sytems with a Focus on marginilised Populations, Global Symposia on Health System Research 2018, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2018

Nepal's Response to Earthquake 2015: Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Actions and Lessons Learned, 2nd International Conference on Disability & Disaster Risk Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh. http://dkconf18.modmr.gov.bd/index.php/event/concurrent-5-research-surveys-and-study-findings-on-disability-inclusive-drm-humanitarian-actions/, Oral presentation. 2018

Invisible Victims of an Invisible Problem: Psychological Impact of Neapl Earthquake on People with Disabilities, British Nepal Academic Council Nepal Conference, Durham University, UK, Oral presentation. 2018

Inclusive Education: Opportunities and Challanges for Nepal in Federalism Era, International Conference on Quality Education in Federal Nepal, Kathmandu, nepal, Oral presentation. 2018

The Invisible Victims of an Invisible Problem: Psychological Impact of Nepal Earthquake to People Living with Disabilities, International Mental Health Conference Nepal 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal, Poster presentation. 2018

Undertaking Research in Nepal: Strength and Challanges, PGR Research Seminar, Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Mores University, Oral presentation. 2018

Nepal Earthquake: Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Nepal Focus Day, university of Sheffield, Oral presentation. 2017

Nepal's Experience in Responding to Earthquake: Disability Sector's Perspective, Faculty of Education, Health and Community Annual Research Festival, Crown Plaza, Liverpool City Centre, Oral presentation. 2017

Nepal's Experience in Responding to Earthquake: Disability Secotr's Perspective, BNAC Nepal Study Day, Bournemouth University, Oral presentation. 2017

Experience of People Living with Disabilities during a Major Earthquake: A Critical Review, Public Health PhD Symposium, Redmonds Building, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation. 2016

Experience of People with Disability during Major Earthquakes: A Critical Review, International Conference on Disability, Kathmandu, Nepal, Oral presentation. 2016

Grassroots responses to violence against women and girls in post-earthquake Nepal: Lessons from the field, BNAC Nepal Study Day 2016, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation. 2016

Conference organisation:

Developing Gender-Sensitive and Disability-Inclusive Guideline for Emergency, Organiser. 2019

LJMU BAME Staff Network Launch Event, Organiser and Poster Judge. 2018

Public Health PhD Symposium 2017, Conference Organising team, http://www.cph.org.uk/public-health-phd-symposium/. 2017

Global Consortium for Public Health Research, Organising team. 2016

BNAC Nepal Study Day, Conference organisation team, http://bnac.ac.uk/activities/14th-nepal-study-days-in-ljmu-liverpool-all-information/. 2016

Other invited event:

Inclusive Education Summit, Kathmandu, Nepal, Invited as consulting expert to facilitate and consolidate outcome of 2 days inclusive education summit. The government of Nepal has committed to include the outcome in its Special Needs Education/Inclusive Education Master Plan (2019-2023). 2018

The Global Dissability Summit, London, Invited by the International Disability Alliance and Department for International Development , UK.. 2018

Fight Back Training for Visually Impaired, Kathmandu Nepal, Talk on violence against women with disabilities during crisis and the role of fight back training. 2018

Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) Maternal Meantal Health Training, Nepal, Invited to train 70 -80 maternal health workers on mental health and wellbeing of disabled women before, during and after pregnancy.. 2016

Media Coverage:

https://www.preventionweb.net/events/view/64757?id=64757, Publication about Gender-Sensitive and Disability- Inclusive guideline for emergency development workshop in Prevention web..

Other Professional Activity:

A part of core research team for capturing discussions/ debates around primary health care and private sector during Global Symposia on Health System Research 2018 for Health System Global and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation..

Breast Cancer Awareness day planned and organised for adolescent girls and women of Liverpool Nepalese community..

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 , invited to contribute in high-level discussion around link between Sendai framework and Sustainable Development Goals, and achieving disability inclusive disaster risk reduction..