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
01/03/2018Lana Chikhungu, PB centreTrends and patterns of child stunting and underweight in Malawi: 2000-2015
01/02/2018Karen Pilkington, PB centreFinding and assessing evidence on complex interventions: a case study on yoga research
07/12/2017Muhammad Zakir Hossain, PB CentreUnderstanding Dementia among the Bangladeshi Community in England
07/09/2017Madeleine Cleal, PB CentreEffects of gene-environmental interactions on addiction
06/07/2017Sofoklis Panteleimonitis, PB CentreDoes neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy affect short term clinical outcomes in patients with rectal cancer?
06/04/2017Skaiste Linceviciute, PB CentreQualitative study investigating perceptions and experiences of older persons living with asthma
05/10/2017Louise Baxter, PB CentreWellbeing and quality of life of pregnant women and new mothers in the Portsmouth Birth Cohort
04/05/2017Mark Lyons-Amos, PB CentreContraceptive method choice and spousal communication
03/08/2017Mariam Vahdaninia, PB CentreMaternal dietary habits in pregnancy and infant feeding behaviours and infant’s z-score
02/11/2017Ngianga II Kandala, PB CentreAnaemia and children‘s nutritional status in the Democratic Republic of Congo
01/06/2017Aditya Singh, PB CentreShortage and inequality of specialist doctors across rural hospitals in India