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School of Geography

Rita Sharma Pandeya


PhD student

Room Number: City Centre 2.08


PhD project: understanding natural disasters and disease outbreaks in Nepal through the lens of an intersectional approach.

My project investigates natural disasters and disease outbreaks in the context of changing climatic condition and socioeconomic factors. This study aims to learn more about the social and health effects of natural disasters on poor and marginalised people.


Dr. Stephen Taylor, School of Geography, QMUL

Dr. Tim Brown, School of Geography, QMUL


MRes in Global Health Geographies, QMUL 
MA in Geography, Tribhuvan University, Nepal 
BA in Geography, Tribhuvan University, Nepal


Research Interests:

Research interests: natural disasters, public health, disease outbreaks, disaster risk resilience, climate change adaptation and environmental sustainability.

Examples of research funding:

Research funding:

PhD funding: London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership, +3 ESRC studentship

Research Grant for M.A. Geography degree (Nepal) supported by National Centre of Competence in Research North-South (NCCR - North South) in association with Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) & Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Geography Departmental Small Grant, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

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