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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 322, University of Brighton Falmer Campus, BN1 9PH

Other relevant: Course Leader for MSc in Public Health. 
Areas of expertise:, Ethnicity, Migration, Co-production, Health Education Materials, Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Research areas: Migration; Public Health; Epidemiology.


Dr Priyamvada (Priya) Paudyal is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Course Leader for MSc Public Health at BSMS. Priya joined BSMS in March 2013. She previously held postdoctoral positions at the University of Aberdeen and Peninsula Medical School. Priya completed her primary and high school education in Nepal and moved to the UK in 2005 to undertake a Master’s degree in Public Health at the University of Aberdeen. Following the completion of her PhD in 2011, Priya has been engaged in a wide range of epidemiology and public health related research and teaching activities. Her current research focuses on ethnicity and migration, with a particular focus on co-production of public health interventions.


Priya's current research is focused on ethnicity and migration. Priya has designed and executed various studies in these research areas at national and international level. She is currently working with ethnic minority communities in the UK to co-produce culturally sensitive public health information on COVID-19. Her recent study was focused on the health and wellbeing issues of the Nepalese migrant workers and their families. The study co-produced a culturally appropriate storytelling intervention to address these issues. Please see here for further detail on the project.

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Priya has methodological expertise in evidence synthesis. She is a Cochrane trained systematic reviewer and have authored several systematic reviews including a Cochrane review. 

Priya's previous work focused on epidemiological methods and their application to studies of respiratory health. Also she was involved in implementing research findings into clinical settings and evaluating the implemented projects. Priya led a study which implemented 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 leads the MSc Public Health Course at BSMS. In addition, she leads Epidemiology module and teaches across other postgraduate modules including Principles and Practice of Public Health and Global Public Health.  

Priya supervises undergraduate and postgraduate research projects in areas related to ethnicity, migration, co-production and evidence synthesis. 

Selected publications

PAUDYAL P, KULASABANATHAN K, CASSELL J, MEMON A, SIMKHADA P, WASTI SP. Health and Wellbeing Issues of Nepalese Migrant Workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and Malaysia: A Systematic Review. BMJ Open 2020;10: e038439. doi:10.1136/. Read more at

PORAT T, NYRUP R, CALVO A, PAUDYAL P AND FORD E.  Public health and risk communication during COVID-19 – enhancing psychological needs to promote sustainable behaviour change. Frontiers in Public Health (2020). Read more at

HIMSWORTH C, PAUDYAL P AND SARGEANT C.  Risk factors for unplanned hospital admission in a specialist homeless general practice population – the relationship with tri-morbidity. British Journal of General Practice 2020. ISSN 0960-1643. Read more at

PAUDYAL P, JONES C, GRINDEY C, DAWOOD R AND SMITH H.  Meditation for asthma: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Asthma 2018, 55. pp. 771-778. ISSN 0277-0903. Read more at

MASKELL K, MCDONALD P AND PAUDYAL P.  The usefulness of health education materials in GP waiting rooms: cross-sectional study. British Journal of General Practice 2018, 68: e869-e876. Read more at

PAUDYAL P, SMITH J, ROBINSON M, SOUTH A, HIGGINSON I REUBEN A, SHAFFE, J, BLACK S, LOGAN S. Tranexamic acid (TXA) in major trauma: Implementation and Evaluation across South West England. European Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017; 24:44-48. Read more at

PAUDYAL P, SEMPLE S., GAIRHE S., STEINER, M, NIVEN R, AYRES J. 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 & Environmental Medicine 2015;72:870-876. Read more at

PAUDYAL P, HINE P, THEADOM A, APFELBACHER CJ, JONES CJ, YORKE J, HANKINS M, SMITH HE. Written emotional disclosure for asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD007676. DOI: 0.1002/14651858.CD007676.pub2. Read more at

PAUDYAL P, AYRES J, SEMPLE S, MACFARLANE G. Low Back Pain amongst textile workers: a cross-sectional study. Occupational Medicine 2013; 63:129-134. Read more at

PAUDYAL P, SIMKHADA P, BRUCE J. Infection control knowledge, attitude, and practice among Nepalese health care workers. American Journal of Infection Control 2008; 36:595-7.63463-163-1. Read more at

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