Rita Sharma Pandeya

Thesis Title:

Exploring the flood disasters and disease outbreaks in Nepal: A comprehensive analysis


My research is mostly concerned with utilising an intersectional approach to comprehend the connection between flood disasters and disease outbreaks. The research emphasis is on the relative significance of the socioeconomic situation of a local community, those who are compelled to live in a vulnerable environment. How these natural disasters and the country’s weak governance influence people’s health and the socioeconomic situation at the local level. The research also assesses flood-related losses and damages in terms of fatalities and other damages to habitation.

The study begins with a thorough analysis of the literature that examines how natural disasters emerge and interact with risk, vulnerability, and disease outbreaks. As well as examining how intersectionality is crucial to comprehend the relationship between natural disasters and disease outbreaks, it also looks at the health implications of flooding-related displacement and the inability to obtain adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene. My methodologies for data collecting and analysis, key informant interviews, and in-depth focus group discussions at the community level, including racial and ethnic minority groups. In order to manage disaster risk and its effects on health more effectively, it is necessary to gather, preserve, analyse, and apply data that has been explained by risk. The research findings will take into account the wide-ranging viewpoints and perspectives of various state and non-state bodies, including governmental bodies, NGOs, and civil society organization.

First Supervisor:

Dr Stephen Taylor


Pathway 3: Health, Biopolitics & Social Inequality