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


Presenter and affiliation


April 6th

Skaiste Linceviciute, PB Centre

Qualitative study investigating perceptions and experiences of older persons living with asthma

May 4th

Mark Lyons-Amos, PB Centre

Contraceptive method choice and spousal communication

June 1st

Aditya Singh, PB Centre

Shortage and inequality of specialist doctors across rural hospitals in India

July 6th

Sofoklis Panteleimonitis, PB Centre

Does neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy affect short term clinical outcomes in patients with rectal cancer?

August 3rd

Mariam Vahdaninia, PB Centre

Maternal dietary habits in pregnancy and infant feeding behaviours and infant’s z-score

September 7th

Madeleine Cleal, PB Centre

Effects of gene-environmental interactions on addiction

October 5th

Louise Baxter, PB Centre

Wellbeing and quality of life of pregnant women and new mothers in the Portsmouth Birth Cohort

November 2nd

Ngianga II Kandala, PB Centre

Anaemia and children‘s nutritional status in the Democratic Republic of Congo

December 7th

Muhammad Zakir Hossain, PB Centre

Understanding Dementia among the Bangladeshi Community in England

February 1st

Karen Pilkington, PB centre

Finding and assessing evidence on complex interventions: a case study on yoga research

March 1st

Lana Chikhungu, PB centre

Trends and patterns of child stunting and underweight in Malawi: 2000-2015