– Principal Investigators

Berit Schei
Project role: Principal Investigator
Professor of Women's Health, Department of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Consultant Gynecologist, St. Olavs Hospital
Trondheim, Norway

Sunil Kumar Joshi
Project role: Local Principal Investigator
Professor of Community Medicine, Department of Community Medicine, Kathmandu Medical College and Teaching Hospital (KMC)
Consultant General Practitioner
Kathmandu, Nepal

Rajendra Koju 
Project role: Local Principal Investigator
Director of Dhulikhel Hospital & Associate Dean of Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS)
Consultant Cardiologist, Dhulikhel Hospital
Dhulikhel, Nepal

Kumudu  Wijewardene
Project role: Local Principal Investigator, Researcher
Senior Professor of Community Medicine, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
Colombo, Sri Lanka

– Research Supervisors / Advisors

Ragnhild Lund
Project role: Researcher & Advisor
Professor of Geography and Development Studies, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim, Norway

Elisabeth Darj
Project role: Supervisor of PhD candidates
Professor of Global Health, Department of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim, Norway

Mirjam Lukasse 
Project role: Supervisor of PhD candidates
Professor Health Sciences and Global Health, Department of Health, Nutrition and Management, Faculty of Health Sciences, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Oslo, Norway

Katarina Swahnberg
Project role: Supervisor of PhD candidates, Head of project partnership for Linneaus University
Associate Professor of Gender and Medicine and Public Health, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Linneaus University
Kalmar, Sweden

Jacquelyn Campbell
Project role: Advisor
Professor of Nursing, Women's Health & Global Health, Department of Community-Public Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Baltimore, USA

 

 

 

 

 



 

– Research Fellows

Jennifer Infanti
Project role: Postdoctoral researcher, Co-supervisor to PhD candidates
Department of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim, Norway
Project
title: (with Ragnhild Lund and Kumudu Wijewardene) – "Mind the gap: The role of public health midwives in bridging health and social services for pregnant women in violent relationships in the estate sector of Badulla district, Sri Lanka"

Manuela Columbini
Project role: Researcher
Lecturer & Researcher, Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London, England
Project title: "How gender based violence is integrated into the Nepali health systems: A policy analysis"

Poonam Rishal
Project role: PhD candidate, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Kathmandu Medical College and Teaching Hospital
Kathmandu, Nepal
Project  title: "Evaluating an intervention in antenatal care to identify and assist victims of domestic violence during pregnancy in Kathmandu, Nepal"

Kunta Devi Pun
Project role: PhD candidate, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Dhulikhel Hospital-Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences
Dhulikhel, Nepal
Project  title: "Perceptions on domestic violence among community members, emotional well-being, birth preparedness and complication readiness among pregnant women in Dhulikhel, Nepal"

Mohamed Munas Mohamed Muzrif
Project role: MD candidate, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Project  title: "Prevalence, risk and resilience factors related to abuse of pregnant women and outcomes of pregnancy in abused women compared to non-abused women in estate sectors of Badulla district in Sri Lanka"

Dinusha Chamanie Perera
Project role: MD candidate, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Project
title: "Adverse experiences in health care and gender based violence among antenatal women in the district of Colombo in Sri Lanka"