Staff Profile


Dr Rajeeb Sah

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Allied and Public Health Professions

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 922312

Profile summary

Dr Rajeeb Sah is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health and programme director for MSc Global Public Health. He is the School Lead for International, member of Faculty Ethics Panel and University Sustainable Education group. He is a fellow of Higher Education Academy. He is trained as a medical doctor, has completed MSc in Public Health from Queen Mary and PhD from Canterbury Christ Church University. His PhD examined social and cultural factors affecting sexual lifestyles and relationships of young people. He has worked with marginalised and disadvantaged communities and is particularly interested in international aspects of health and education.

Dr Sah’s research areas include young people and social changes, sexual health, lifestyles and relationships, migrant health, social inclusion and global health inequalities, and internationalisation in higher education. He is a qualitative researcher with an interest in ethnography, grounded theory and intersectionality. He is available to supervise PhD MSc by Research and PhD students.

Research and knowledge exchange

  • Research training for health care professionals in Nepal [Higher Education Innovative Fund]
  • Health and Wellbeing of Nepalese population in the UK [Big Lottery Fund]
  • Sexual health knowledge and attitudes of Afghan community in London [Big Lottery Fund]
  • Mental health and wellbeing of Nepalese older population in the UK [Contributor]

Teaching and subject expertise

Dr Sah teaches on modules Principles of Public Health and Global Public Health at postgraduate level and Principles of Epidemiology, Global Health, Major Health and Lifestyle Issues, Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Teams Skills, and Environment and Health at undergraduate level. Dr Sah provides dissertation supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate students and is open to supervise PhD students. 

External activities

Sah, R.K. (2020) “Health and Wellbeing of Nepalese population in the UK”, Joint Wellbeing Scholarship Day, Canterbury Christ Church University, 6th February.

Sah, R.K. (2019) “Sexuality and secret intimacy: Negotiating sexual relationships amongst Nepalese young people in the UK”, The Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE) Public Lecture, Canterbury Christ Church University, 24th April.

Sah, R.K. (2018) “Using Blended Learning to deliver research trainings for health care professionals in Nepal: Challenges and Opportunities”, Lunchtime Research Seminar Series, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Canterbury Christ Church University, 12th December.

Sah, R.K. (2018) “Working towards Internationalisation”, Cultures of Learning Staff Development Event, Canterbury Christ Church University, 5th July

Sah, R.K. (2017) “Sexual health knowledge and attitudes of Afghan population in London”, School of Public Health, Midwifery and Social Work School Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University, 27th March.

Sah, R.K. (2015) “Exploring social and cultural determinants of sexual health among Nepalese young people in the United Kingdom”, PhD Workshop, Canterbury Christ Church University, 12th November.

Sah, R.K. (2014) “An ethnographic research exploring social and cultural factors affecting sexual health of young people”, Erasmus Intensive programme doctoral studies in research methodologies, at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, 10 June.

Sah, R.K. (2012) “Sexual health needs of Nepalese community in the UK”, British Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) Study Day, at the University of Edinburgh, 18 April.

Sah, R.K. (2009) “Promoting Chlamydia Screening through Health Fair awareness in Harrow”, Poster presentation at Staff and Students conference at Queen Mary, University of London, 18 June

Publications and research outputs

Simkhada, B., Sah, R. K., Mercel-Sanca, A., Van Teijlingen, E., Bhurtyal, Y. M., & Regmi, P. (2020). Perceptions and experiences of health and social care utilisation of the UK-Nepali population. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1-10

Blackman, S., Phillips, A. & Sah, R. K. (2019) ‘Ethnography and Emotions: New Directions for Critical Reflexivity within Contemporary Qualitative Health Care Research’ in Hayre, C. M. & Muller, D. J. (ed.) Enhancing Healthcare and Rehabilitation: The Impact of Qualitative Research. London: CRC Press

Sah, L. K.Burgess, R. and Sah, R. K. (2018) “Medicine doesn’t cure my worries”: Understanding the drivers of mental distress of older Nepalese women living in the UK. Global Public Health.ISSN 1744-1692. 

Sah, R. K. (2017) Positive sexual health: an ethnographic exploration of social and cultural factors affecting sexual lifestyles and relationships of Nepalese young people in the UK. PhD thesis, Canterbury Christ Church University.

Mahendru, R. and Sah, R.K. (2017) Sexual Health Knowledge and Attitudes of Afghan Community in London, South Asian Sexual Health.

Simkhada, B., Sah, R. K., Mercel-Sanca, A., Van Teijlingen, E., Devkota, B., & Bhurtyal, Y. M. (2015). Health and Wellbeing of Nepalese population: Access and experiences of health and social care services in the UK.

Sah, R.K. (2011) Parental attitudes and beliefs towards childhood immunisation, VDM Verlag.


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