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Dr Preethy D'Souza
10, Wobourn Square
United Kingdom
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  • Senior Research Fellow
  • IOE - Social Research Institute
  • UCL Institute of Education


·                 Ph.D. (Intervention for training in Evidence-Based Practice), University of Manipal, India, 2015 

MPhil (Research & Theory development) University of Manipal, India,2003


MSc (Maternal & Child Health Nursing) Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, 1996

Certificate courses in Research Ethics, Biostatistics, Evidence-based Practice, Counseling,Teaching and Training


Research Summary

Preethy D’Souza, is involved in undertaking qualitative and quantitative systematic reviews, providing support to review teams at EPPI-Centre since Jan 2016. She has around 10 years of experience of conducting systematic reviews in social care, education, nursing, contraception, public health, vascular surgery and child health and has expertise in developing complex search strategies, evidence synthesis and capacity building activities. She participated in conducting wide range of systematic reviews funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Education Endowment fund (EEF), World Bank, College of Policing and Porticus. Preethy is a seminar leader and participate in teaching   for several undergraduate and postgraduate modules at Department of Social Science, UCL Institute of Education. She also provides support to international research teams for carrying out systematic reviews in various topics including education, international development and health. She has 20 years of experience in training health professionals and conducting primary research and has first-hand work experience in India, Sultanate of Oman and UK. Presented papers and posters at several international conferences, conducted several workshops and training programs.

Preethy D'Souza is appointed as Adjunct Professor in Research synthesis, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (aka Manipal University), Manipal, India.


Teaching Summary

  • Jan 2016 - till date:  Research Associate, EPPI-Centre, Institute of Education, University of London - Module tutor for the following modules: Systematic Reviews Design and Planning, Systematic Reviews for Complex Policy, Advanced Synthesis methods, Research Engagement and Participation, Evidence for Policy and Practice, Public Health, International Health and Health & Wellbeing.
  • Approved PhD Co-supervisor at UCL IOE, London
  • Postgradute tutor at UCL Institute of Education, London
  • Personal Tutor to undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Guest Lecturer for the following modules: International development,Systematic Reviews for Complex Policy 
  • External evaluator for PhD candidates from various universities in India 
  • Jan 2012- Dec 2014: Research Scholar, Public Health Evidence South Asia, Manipal University, India
  • Sept 2005 – Dec 2011: Nurse educator & researcher, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman
  • Jan 1991- Aug 2005: Nurse educator & researcher, St. Johns National Academy of Health Sciences, India

01-JUN-2020 Adjunct Professor Faculty of Nursing and Public Health Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
16-JAN-2016 Research Fellow/Associate Social Science Research Institute UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom
SEP-2005 – DEC-2011 Nurse Educator College of Nursing Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
01-JUN-2002 – 30-AUG-2005 Professor College of Nursing St.Johns National Academy of Health Sciences, India, India
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