Dr Resham Khatri

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine


Resham B Khatri (PhD MPH MA) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Public Health. He is researching the Australian health system focusing on primary health care services, universal health coverage, and health equity. He has worked in the Nepalese health system as a paramedic (2002-2007). Later, he worked affiliating with different humanitarian organizations, including Adventist Development and Relief Agency, Plan International, and Save the Children in Nepal. He has long experience in research and health program management, mainly community-based reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health, adolescent, and nutrition programs. He advised the Nepalese Ministry of Health and Population to design and implement maternal and newborn health policies and programs. His research interests include implementation research, health service epidemiology/social epidemiology, health systems and services, health policy, governance, health equity, and universal health coverage, focusing on the primary health care approach. In addition, he is interested in health equity research and unpacking underlying factors of inequity in health that influence the multiple levels of the health system and beyond. He has published dozens of research papers in international peer-reviewed journals on several topics of public health significance.

Research Interests

  • Health Policy and Systems, Global Health
    • Universal health coverage, primary health care services, social determinants of health and social epidemiology, health service epidemiology. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research. • Health equity, intersectionality, people with multiple disadvantages and vulnerabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Research Impacts

His research focuses on the health policy and systems, and health services research focuses on primary health care services of populations with multiple disadvantages (intersectionality) using mixed methods. His research program aims to address inequities of access to primary health care services for universal coverage quality health services, especially in low resource settings. He has a strong background working in the local health system and multilayers of health systems, policy, and program planning.


  • Bachelor Degree, Tribhuvan University
  • Masters Degree, Tribhuvan University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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