Marital Relationships and Health of Non-migrating Spouses of International Labour Migrants from Nepal

Room 515
207 Bouverie Street
University of Melbourne


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Shraddha Manandhar is a graduate public health researcher from the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom. She is currently visiting the University of Melbourne under the Turing scheme awarded jointly by the UK government and her university.

In this seminar, Shraddha Manandhar will discuss her mixed-methods study focused on Nepal, looking at how years of spousal separation as a result of low- and semi-skilled workers migrating to middle-eastern or south-east Asian countries, such as Qatar and Singapore, affects their marital relationship and the health of the women who remain behind. The study also examines the health impacts, both physical and mental, of these relationships.

Bookings are not required for in-person attendance. To join via Zoom, please email Associate Professor Karen Block.

Shraddha Manandhar is a third-year PhD candidate at the School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield. She is a public health researcher with ten years of experience in qualitative research and some experience in quantitative research. She completed her Master's degree in International Public Health from Liverpool John Moores University in 2016.