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Dr Priyamvada Paudyal

Dr Priyamvada Paudyal

Dr Priyamvada Paudyal (BSc, MSc, MPh, PhD)

Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Course Leader MSc Public Health
T: +44 (0)1273 644548
Location: Watson Building, Room 321, University of Brighton Falmer Campus, BN1 9PH

Other roles:Course Leader for MSc in Public Health
Areas of expertise: Asthma, health services research, migration, public helath, systematic review and meta-analysis
Research areas: Epidemiology; public health; primary care and health services


Dr Priyamvada (Priya) Paudyal is a Lecturer in Public Health and Course Leader for MSc in Public Health at BSMS. Priya joined BSMS in March 2013. She has previously worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen and at Peninsula Medical School. 

Priya completed her primary and high school education in Nepal. Priya moved to the United Kingdom in 2005 to undertake a Master’s degree in Public Health and Health Services Research at the University of Aberdeen. She completed her PhD in 2011 from the University of Aberdeen. Her PhD work investigated respiratory symptoms and lung function in relation to cotton dust and endotoxin exposure in cotton textile workers. Following the completion of her PhD, Priya has been engaged in a wide range of epidemiology and public health related research and teaching activities.


Priya's current research interests focus on epidemiological methods and their application to studies of respiratory health (mainly asthma) and migration. Priya has desgined and executed various studies in these research areas at national and international level. Priya has methodological expertise in evidence synthesis. She is a Cochrane trained systematic reviewer and have authored a Cochrane review on written emotional disclosure for asthma, and co-authored several reviews in other chronic diseases.

Priya's previous work focused on implementing research findings into clinical settings and evaluating the implemented projects. Priya led a study which implemeted and evaluated the anti- fibrinolytic drug, Tranexamic acid (TXA) in trauma patients. This pioneering intervention led to the use of TXA in ambulance services, Southwest England, later extended across the UK. 
Priya currently collaborate with universities across the UK (Liverpool and Bournemouth), Europe (Carinthia, Austria) and Asia (Tribhuvan University, Nepal).


Priya currently leads the MSc Public Health Course at BSMS. In addition, she leads two postgraduate modules (Epidemiology, and Principles and Practice of Public Health) and co-lead Global Public Health.  In addition, Priya teaches across other modules including Research Methods and Statistics. 

Priya supervises undergraduate and postgraduate research project in areas related to respiratory health, migration and evidence synthesis. 

Selected publications

Maskell, Katherine, McDonald, Paula and Paudyal, Priyamvada (2018) The usefulness of health education materials in GP waiting rooms: cross-sectional study. British Journal of General Practice, 68. ISSN 0960-1643

Ford, Elizabeth, Greenslade, Nicholas, Paudyal, Priya, Bremner, Stephen, Smith, Helen, Banerjee, Sube, Sadhwani, Shanu, Rooney, Philip, Oliver, Seb and Cassell, Jackie (2018) Predicting dementia from primary care records: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE. pp. 1-23. ISSN 1932-6203

Paudyal, Priyamvada, Jones, Christina, Grindey, Caroline, Dawood, Rusha and Smith, Helen (2017) Meditation for asthma: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Asthma. ISSN 0277-0903

Bizzi, Isabella, Ghezzi, Pietro and Paudyal, Priyamvada (2017) Health information quality of websites on periodontology.Journal Of Clinical Periodontology, 44 (3). pp. 308-314. ISSN 1600-051X

Paudyal, Priyamvada, Smith, Jason, Robinson, Maria, South, Adrian, Higginson, Ian, Reuben, Adam, Shaffee, Julian, Black, Sarah and Logan, Stuart (2017) Tranexamic acid in major trauma implementation and evaluation across South West England. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 24 (1). pp. 44-48. ISSN 0969-9546

Kohn, Charlotte M and Paudyal, Priyamvada (2017) A systematic review and meta-analysis of complementary and alternative medicine in asthma. European Respiratory Review, 26 (143). a160092. ISSN 0905-9180

O'Bryan, Matt and Paudyal, Priyamvada (2016) [Abstract] Cross-shift lung function in relation to cotton dust and endotoxin exposure in non-smoking female textile workers: a cross-sectional study. European Respiratory Journal, 48 (S60). ISSN 0903-1936

Stephens, Sian, Ford, Elizabeth, Paudyal, Priya and Smith, Helen (2016) Effectiveness of psychological interventions for postnatal depression in primary care: a meta-analysis. Annals of Family Medicine, 14 (5). pp. 463-472. ISSN 1544-1709

Goodwin, Victoria A, Paudyal, Priyamvada, Perry, Mark G, Day, Nikki, Hawton, Annie, Gericke, Christian, Ukoumunne, Obioha C and Byng, Richard (2016) Implementing a patient-initiated review system for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective, comparative service evaluation. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, 22 (3). pp. 439-445. ISSN 1356-1294

Paudyal, Priyamvada, Semple, Sean, Gairhe, Santosh, Steiner, Markus F C, Niven, Rob and Ayres, Jon G (2015)Respiratory symptoms and cross-shift lung function in relation to cotton dust and endotoxin exposure in textile workers in Nepal: a cross-sectional study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 72. pp. 870-876. ISSN 1351-0711.