Ms. Abriti Arjyal is an experienced professional working in the area of health research in Nepal using mixed method approach. She has more than three years of professional experience in qualitative research with expertise in conducting research, designing tools, conducting literature reviews, data analysis through statistical software, report writing, and organizing and facilitating training. Within qualitative research methods, she is adept in in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, shadowing, participatory group discussions and observations.
She has worked in several areas of public health including maternal health, child health, reproductive health, nutrition, health system, diabetes and violence against women (VAW).
2014 – Master of Public Health, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Work undertaken that best illustrates capability to handle the tasks assigned
Exploring factors affecting healthy lifestyle in patients with type II diabetes in Urban Kathmandu: She is the research lead for this qualitative study funded by University College London (UCL). This study explores the lifestyle and dietary practices of type II diabetes patients in urban Nepal.
Violence against women and women’s economic empowerment- Understanding gender dynamics within domestic, public and workspaces: She is the team leader for this multi-country study being conducted in Pakistan, Myanmar and Nepal. This study aims to understand the complex and reciprocal relationship that Violence against Women (VAW) has with Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE).
Strengthening National Family Planning Programme: She is the research lead for Nepal in one of the pilot “Mobilization of FCHVs to disseminate family planning messages using inter-personal communication in Myagdi district of Nepal”. This two-year monitoring and evaluation project comprises of pilot studies and analytical works.
Developing strategies to diffuse fertility awareness through community network- Formative Research for FACT project: Ms. Arjyal led the implementation of this research funded by Institute of Reproductive Health, Georgetown University. This study aimed to explore awareness on fertility and family planning, as well as to understand factors influencing motivation and ability to use family planning among young married women and men.