Sapana Basnet Bista has been working with Green Tara Nepal as a Research Associate since September 2016. She is a member of Research Unit and supports in research, publication and funding application including writing proposals, research protocols and supervising research projects. Sapana works closely with the Country Director in periodic reporting, communication and coordination, fundraising and project report and publication writing and reviewing tasks.
Sapana is a PhD candidate at Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Sapana holds a MA in Children, Youth and International Development and another MA in Creative and Transactional Writing both from Brunel University, UK. She is a founding member of Global Consortium for Public Health Research and President of Nepal Study Society at Liverpool John Moores University.
Sapana has previously worked in Liverpool John Moores University UK as a Research Associate, The Sethi Partnership Solicitors UK as an Asylum and Immigration Case Worker. She also has performed responsibilities in private and charity sectors such as Anti-Slavery International UK, Oxfam UK, Nepal Red Cross Society and Whitbread PLC UK.
Sapana has published several articles related to her past experiences. Her research interests include international public health and wellbeing during crisis and conflict, gender development, mental health, natural disaster/ crisis preparedness, displacement, and disabilities. Her current and previous researchers and publications include:
- Experiences of Persons with Disabilities during Nepal earthquake 2015: a Qualitative study.
- Grassroots responses to violence against women and girls in post-earthquake Nepal: lessons from the field. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13552074.2016.1194562#.V58I4fkrLcs
- ‘It’s breaking quite big social taboos’ violence against women and girls and self-defense training in Nepal. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277539516301698
- Mental Health Training Manual for Community Care Providers. http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29401/1/Nepal%20THET%20ICM%202017.pdf
- Need and Scope of Global Partnership on Public Health Research. http://archive.journaldmims.com/frmArchivesDetails.aspx?Id=66
- A study of socio-cultural transition in adolescents among the British Gurkha immigrants.
- Case study research design for education project for children of marginalized Haliya and Kamiya communities in a far-western part of Nepal.