Lunchtime seminar series

To promote research and dissemination on global health issues, the PB Centre is organising monthly informal seminar series at the University of Portsmouth. Both internal and external speakers, including postgraduate scholars, are invited to present their research outputs, grant application proposals, or to discuss early ideas for research! We greatly welcome researchers across the university to participate in this seminar. Dates for the seminar programme are given below and additional dates can be allocated if required. Presentations will take place during lunchtime (1-2 pm). Venues and speaker details will be emailed well in advance of each seminar through University channels and the PB Centre website. The seminar series is co-ordinated Dr Rahman at Please email Dr Rahman if you would like to present. PB Centre would like to receive your contributions, suggestions and feedback.

Timetable for 2016 / 2017

DatePresenter and affiliationTopic
April 6thSkaiste Linceviciute, PB CentreQualitative study investigating perceptions and experiences of older persons living with asthma
May 4thMark Lyons-Amos, PB CentreContraceptive method choice and spousal communication
June 1stAditya Singh, PB CentreShortage and inequality of specialist doctors across rural hospitals in India
July 6thSofoklis Panteleimonitis, PB CentreDoes neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy affect short term clinical outcomes in patients with rectal cancer?
August 3rdMariam Vahdaninia, PB CentreMaternal dietary habits in pregnancy and infant feeding behaviours and infant’s z-score
September 7thMadeleine Cleal, PB CentreEffects of gene-environmental interactions on addiction
October 5thLouise Baxter, PB CentreWellbeing and quality of life of pregnant women and new mothers in the Portsmouth Birth Cohort
November 2ndNgianga II Kandala, PB CentreAnaemia and children‘s nutritional status in the Democratic Republic of Congo
December 7thMuhammad Zakir Hossain, PB CentreUnderstanding Dementia among the Bangladeshi Community in England
February 1stKaren Pilkington, PB centreFinding and assessing evidence on complex interventions: a case study on yoga research
March 1stLana Chikhungu, PB centreTrends and patterns of child stunting and underweight in Malawi: 2000-2015