Centre for Public Health

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health Institute - Liverpool John Moores University

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention

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Sapana Bista

Sapana Bista

PhD Student


Sapana Bista is currently working towards an MPhil to transfer to PhD under the supervision of Professor Padam Simkhada and Rose Khatri. Sapana’s PhD will focus on the disaster experiences of people with disabilities: a study of 2015 major earthquake in Nepal. Sapana aims to study emergency preparedness, access to safe evacuation and rehabilitation for people with disabilities during disaster; and to provide policy and program level recommendations that can be used to plan future disaster and emergency services to people with disabilities.

Sapana completed a MA in Children, Youth and International Development in 2013 at Brunel University and a MA in Creative and Transactional Writing in 2005 also at Brunel University. Her previous research includes a study about socio-cultural transition in adolescents among the British Gurkha immigrants. Sapana has previously worked in private and charity sector including Anti Slavery International and local NGOs in Nepal.