Research 2012-2024


Research: Promoting evidence-based interventions and policy advocacy

GTN promotes evidence-based practices and research in coordination with academia and experts.

GTNs experiences in managing research projects are summarised below:


study Title



Feasibility and Acceptability of Storytelling Intervention to Support Psychosocial Health of Nepalese Migrant Workers

Keele University, UK


Evaluation of the impact of the UK governments pilot scheme to recruit Nepalese nurses in the UK

Keele University, UK


Improving Mental Health of and Reducing Suicide Among Nepalese Migrant Workers: Co-producing Solutions

Bournemouth University, UK


Longitudinal Nepal-based Family Study

Consortia partner with Bournemouth University, University of Huddersfield and NIRI and its partners


Assessment of Kidney Health Related Risk Among Nepali Returnee Migrants in Nepal

Bournemouth University, COLT Foundation


Development and testing of an app-based smoking cessation intervention for people living with HIV


University of Massachusetts, USA


Fear, stigma and othering: The impact of COVID-19 rumours on marginalised population groups of Nepal

Bournemouth University and MMIHS


Nepal-Malaysia-UK partnership on Nepali migrants health research

Bournemouth University, GCRF


Co-producing Stories with Migrants in Nepal (CoSMiN)

GTN lead research in partnership with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School; University of Sussex, UK; Green Tara Nepal and Tribhuvan University, Nepal


Research on the sustainability of training Female Community Health Volunteers on Post-partum Family Planning (PPFP) in Morang District.

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO).


International Delphi Consensus Study on Migration Health Research: International Delphi Consensus Study on Migration Health Research

International Organization for Migration (IOM) and co-ordinated by global alliance Migration Health and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI)


Health vulnerabilities of cross-border migrants from Nepal

International Organisation for Migration country office Nepal


Understanding Nepalese labour migrant's perceptions of potential elements on mental health in pre-departure package

Bournemouth University, UK


Assessing knowledge and behavioural changes on maternal and newborn health among mothers following post-earthquake health promotion in Nepal

University of Tokyo, Japan, Bournemouth University, Liverpool John Moores Universities, UK


Mental health of female spouses of Nepalese labour migrants

Bournemouth and Liverpool John Moores Universities, UK


Situation of migrant returnees in Nepal

Bournemouth University, UK


Impact of female migration: developing a national database in Nepal

POURAKHI Nepal, Bournemouth and Liverpool John Moores Universities, UK


Context and process of trafficking in person in Nepal

Sheffield University, UK


Small-scale research projects:

These small-scale studies either scope the extent of problems or act as pilot or feasibility studies suggesting large-scale studies. These provide opportunity to establish research networks and disseminates findings for policy advocacy.

  • Social media and teenage abortion in modern Nepal, 2018-2019
  • Midwifery students understanding of Midwifery in a country where it is not formally recognised separate from nursing, 2018-2019
  • Support in International Delphi Consensus Study on Migration Health Research, December 2018-2019
  • Scanning of migration related publication in published and on-line journals of Nepal, January 2019
  • Dementia in South Asia. In coordination with Bournemouth University, UK, 2020
  • Scoping study to understand the maternal health, ageing & wellness in rural India to develop a grass-root centre, 2019-2021
  • Policy brief on migration health: supporting policy from evidence, 2020
  • Effectiveness of health component of pre-departure orientation training for aspiring Nepali migrant workers, June 2019
  • Kidney health-related problems migrant workers Malaysia, Jun 2019
  • Continuous professional development (CPD) nursing in Nepal, 2018-2020
  • Book Publication on writing and publishing academic work, September 2019
  • Baseline/endline study on safe delivery project (2018-2022), preparation on-going

GTN will continue to partner with academics and experts in the future to strengthen its research and evidence-based programmes.