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Dr Krishna Regmi

Principal Lecturer in Public Health & Public Health Portfolio Lead

Krishna Regmi

Currently employed as Principal Lecturer in Public Health and Academic Public Health Portfolio Lead at the School of Healthcare Practice at the University of Bedfordshire (UK).

Dr Regmi is responsible for providing academic leadership and development of the suite of courses within the public health portfolio - MSc Public Health, MSc Global Health, BSc Public Health, and short courses in public health and health systems.

He has a proven track record of professional practice, course development, leadership, teaching, and research in the health field, having worked in public health for the last 20 years.

This has involved undertaking a variety of course leadership, teaching and research responsibilities both internationally (DFID UK, British Council, UNICEF, USAID, WHO, Save the Children, Department of Health – Nepal) and in the UK (NHS, University of Surrey, West London, Liverpool, Open University, East London, Bedfordshire).

Dr Regmi has also taught online courses at the University of Liverpool (MSc Public Health) and the Open University (BSc Health). His research interests are wide-ranging, although he has a special focus on health system research, including primary healthcare, health sector reform, health inequalities and international/global health. 

Other References


  • PhD
  • MPH
  • PGDipHE
  • FRSM

Teaching Role

  • Public health intelligence (MSc Public Health)
  • Epidemiology in public health (MSc Public Health)
  • Dissertation supervisor for MSc Public Health students
  • PhD supervision

Research Interests

  • Health system/service research
  • Health reform – decentralisation
  • Primary health care
  • Global Health
  • International health
  • Health inequalities
  • Public health policy
  • Ethnicity and health
  • Policy research and evaluation

Service to the Academic/Professional Community

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health
  • Member of the Faculty of Public Health
  • Member of the Society of Social Medicine

Recent Conference Presentations

  • Regmi, K. (2012) Understanding Teaching Methods - Lecture and Facilitation in Higher Education: A Summary of the Published Evidence. Paper presented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, 8-10 February 2012, Centre for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia (USA).
  • Dilmohamed, A., Regmi, K. & Hayee, M. (2010)  Strengthening primary diabetes prevention: A quantitative study of the introduction of a diabetic specialist nurse (DNS) within all General Practice (GP) surgeries located in the most deprived areas of London with a large South Asian population. Paper presented at 6th National Conference on Diabetes, 19-20 November, 2010, Birmingham (UK).
  • Regmi, K., Naidoo, J., Greer A., & Pilkington, P. (2009) Decentralisation and health services. A critical review. Paper presented at Devolution and Divergence: Health and Social Care in the UK. A conference examining the impact of decentralisation on health and social care policy and practice, 30 November-1 December 2009, University of Cardiff, Wales (UK).
  • Regmi, K. (2009) Qualitative or quantitative - which one is the best? Experience from a novice researcher. Paper presented at 5thInternational Mixed Methods Conference, Leeds, 8-11 July, UK. 

Recent Publications

Books & Book Chapters

  • Regmi, K. (2014). Decentralizing health services - A global perspective. Spring Street, New York: Springer Publication. ISBN 978-1-4614-9070-8, ISBN 978-1-4614-9071-5 (eBook), DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-9071-5.
  • Regmi, K. (2011). Assessing evidence-the strengths and weakness of various ways of assessing public health outcomes. In Ajieas, C. (Ed.), Assessing the evidence to improve population health and wellbeing (pp. 83-98). London: Sage/Learning Matters.
  • Ajieas, C. and Regmi, K. (2011). Quality and effectiveness. In Ajieas, C. (Ed.), Assessing the evidence to improve population health and wellbeing (pp. 127-139). London: Sage/Learning Matters.

Journal Articles

  • Regmi, K. & Naidoo, J. (2013) From knowing to doing - understanding the processes of writing papers reflectively. Nurse Researcher. Vol. 20, No. 6, 32-38.
  • Yeasmin, S. & Regmi, K. (2013) A qualitative study on the food habits and related beliefs of pregnant British-Bangladeshis. Health Care for Women International. Vol. 34, No. 5, 395-415.
  • Regmi, K. (2012) A Review of Teaching Methods - Lecturing and Facilitation in Higher Education: A Summary of the Published Evidence. Journal of Effective Teaching. Vol. 12, No. 3, 60-75.
  • Regmi, K. (2012) Effective health services: perspectives and perceptions of health service users and healthcare practitioners. Primary Health Care: Open Access 2:117. doi:10.4172/2167-1079.1000117.
  • Regmi, S. and Regmi, K. (2012) Best practice in venous leg ulcer. Nursing Standard. Vol. 26 No. 33, pp.56-66.
  • Regmi, K., Bone, A. & McGowan, F. (2011) To what extent could local general practitioners commissioning help increase the effectiveness of NHS at primary care? A meta-ethnographic study in the UK. American Journal of Health Studies. Vol. 26 No. 3, pp.160-173.
  • Regmi, K. (2011) Ethical and legal issues in publication and dissemination of scholarly knowledge: A summary of the published evidence. Journal of Academic Ethics. Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 71-81.
  • Regmi, K., Naidoo, J. & Pilkington, P. (2010) Understanding the processes of translation and transliteration in qualitative research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 16-26.
  • Regmi, K. & Regmi, S. (2010) Medical and nursing students' attitudes towards interprofessional education in Nepal.  Journal of Interprofessional Care. Vol. 24, No. 2, pp.150-167.
  • Regmi, K. (2010) Assessing students' written work: experience of a student practice lecturer in the UK. Journal of Reflective Practice. Vol. 11 No. 1. pp. 107-114.
  • Regmi, K., Naidoo, J., Greer A., & Pilkington, P. (2010) Understanding the effect of decentralisation on health services: the Nepalese experience. Journal of Health Organization and Management. Vol. 24 No 4. pp. 361-382.
  • Regmi, K., Naidoo, J., Pilkington, P. & Greer A. (2009) Decentralisation and district health services in Nepal: understanding the views of service users and service providers. Journal of Public Health, Vol. 32 No. 3. pp. 406-417.
  • Regmi, K., Williams, D., & Regmi, S. (2009) Understanding the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic service users in relation to access to National Health Service (NHS): A qualitative study in the UK. American Journal of Health Studies, Vol. 24 No. 4. pp. 411-422.
  • Regmi, K., Regmi, S. & Shahi, M. (2009) An evaluation of nursing certificate curriculum in Nepal.  Journal of Institute of Medicine. Vol. 31 No 3, pp. 46-55.
  • Regmi, K. (2009) Reflection - a preferred method of teaching in Higher Education. A probationer student teacher's experience. Journal of Reflective Practice. Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 559–565

Editorial Articles

  • Regmi, K. (2013) Health Sector Reform Decentralisation: What would be the 'Next Move'? Primary Health Care S6: e001. doi:10.4172/2167-1079.S6-001.
  • Regmi, K. (2012) Primary Healthcare: A 'Jigsaw' In Reform of the Health Services. Primary Health Care: Open Access 2:e103. doi:10.4172/phcoa.1000e103

Book Reviews

  • Regmi, K. (2013). Book Review: Global health: diseases, programs, systems and policies (3rd ed), Health Journal (Sage). Vol. 17 No. 3: 319-320, DOI: doi:10.1177/1363459312461823.
  • Regmi, K. (2012). Book Review: Essentials of Public Health. Health Journal (Sage), Vol. 16 No. 2, pp. 230-231. DOI: 10.1177/1363459311423337.

Contact Details

School of Healthcare Practice
Faculty of Health & Social Sciences - Institute for Health Research
University of Bedfordshire
Putteridge Bury campus, Room 32
Luton LU2 8LE, UK

T: +44(0)1582 743475
F: +44(0)1582 743918
E: krishna.regmi@beds.ac.uk

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