Ms. Shraddha Manandhar is a public health professional specializing in health research. She is currently involved in a study titled ‘Surveys for Urban Equity: getting and using the data to respond to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in urban areas’ at HERD International. Prior to this, she has been engaged in several qualitative and quantitative research projects over a duration of four years. Her areas of engagement include tobacco cessation, nutrition and cancer among others.
Ms. Manandhar has considerable experience in different methodologies within qualitative and quantitative research. This includes first-hand experience in qualitative techniques such as designing, conducting and analysing focus group discussions, in-depth interviews, observational techniques such as shadowing and document review. In terms of quantitative techniques, she has conducted several cross-sectional studies including online surveys and structured interviews.
She has had research experience in different cultural settings including experience in rural and urban Nepal, Thailand and the United Kingdom (UK).
2016- MSc International Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
2015- Post Graduate Diploma in Women’s Studies, Tribhuwan University, Nepal
Work undertaken that best illustrates capability to handle the tasks assigned
A survey study on factors affecting the choices employees with cancer make regarding their work, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom: This was an academic collaboration with a social enterprise named ProAbility based in Liverpool, UK, where her role was to critically analyse an online survey conducted by the enterprise and prepare the report.
Rapid Appraisal of the Instructional Methods used in the School of Global Studies (SGS), Thammasat University, Thailand: As a recipient of the Go Global funding from Liverpool John Moores University, she conducted a small-scale independent mixed methods study at the SGS. This study comprised of focus group discussions among students, and in-depth interviews and online surveys among the faculty members of the SGS.
Suaahara Process Evaluation: Process Evaluation and Governance structures (PEGS) and Suaahara Process Evaluation: Frontline worker (FLW) study: Ms. Manandhar worked as part of the core team to implement both the PEGS and FLW study. During the implementation of this study, she gained invaluable report writing skills and networking skills with government and non-government stakeholders from peripheral to the national level.
Designing and implementing a Tobacco Cessation programme for primary care in Nepal: Her role in this project was the facilitation of the tobacco cessation package at Gokarna Primary Health Care Centre. As part of a technical team at HERD, she was engaged in designing an educational leaflet, a flip-chart and several posters for this project. These IEC materials were designed in collaboration with the National Health Education Information and Communication Centre (NHEICC) and later endorsed by the same for nation-wide distribution.
Recipient of the International Roscoe Scholarship 2015, Liverpool John Moores Univerity, UK
Elsey, H., Khanal, S., Manandhar, S., Sah, D., Baral, S.C., Siddiqi, K. and Newell, J.N., 2016. Understanding implementation and feasibility of tobacco cessation in routine primary care in Nepal: a mixed methods study. Implementation Science, 11(1), p.104.
Elsey, H., Manandhar, S., Sah, D., Khanal, S., MacGuire, F., King, R., Wallace, H. and Baral, S.C. “Public Health Risks in Urban Slums: Findings of the Qualitative ‘Healthy Kitchens Healthy Cities’ Study in Kathmandu, Nepal” Submitted to Plos One (Awaiting response)
Presentation in Conference
Poster presentation on Understanding Implementation and Feasibility of Tobacco Cessation in Routine Primary Care in Nepal: a mixed methods study presented at the 14th Nepal Study Days organized by the Britain Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) from 14th to 15th April, 2016 in Liverpool, UK
Khatri, R., Manandhar, S., Bhatt, A., Dahal, K., Baral, S.C. Suaahara Process Evaluation: Policy Environment and Governance Strucutres (PEGS) study. Health Research and Social Development Forum (HERD) and Suaahara: Building Strong & Smart families, Final report, 2015
Khatri, R., Manandhar, S., Arjyal, A., Baral, S.C. Suaahara Process Evaluation: Frontline Worker (FLW) study. Health Research and Social Development Forum (HERD) and Suaahara: Building Strong & Smart families, Final report, 2015