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Dr Saval Khanal

Research Fellow

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Saval Khanal is interested in research related to the development of the theory-informed behavioural interventions to improve quality and safety across the NHS organisations and its evaluation. In addition to them, he is also interested in the economic evaluation and decision making in health.

Behavioural Science Group

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Saval Khanal is working as a Research Fellow in Behavioural Science and Health Economics at Warwick Business School (WBS). With Professor Ivo Vlaev, at WBS, he is involved in the Health Foundation-funded project - 'Nudging more cost-effective medication use across NHS organisations'. His team will look at the most common reasons for sub-optimal medication use, and explore the groups of behaviours associated with these, for example selecting new medications and discontinuing previous medications. The aim is then to improve these behavioural outcomes using light-touch, low-cost interventions, i.e. 'nudges'. In addition to these, Saval is also working in research to understand factors associated with implementing quality improvement programs in the NHS organisations.

Prior to joining WBS, Saval had worked as a Research Fellow at the Center for Applied Health Economics, Griffith University, Australia. At Griffith University, Saval worked in research related to the economic evaluation of health and multi-criteria decision analysis in health care technology. Saval holds PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia. He was trained in Social and Behavioural Science while he pursued his MSc from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Saval was trained as a pharmacist in 2007, he obtained his pharmacy degree from Pokhara University, Nepal and is a registered pharmacist with Nepal Pharmacy Council. He has worked as a Lecturer of Pharmacy Practice in Nepal where he taught courses related to social pharmacy, pharmaceutical management and entrepreneurship. Furthermore, Saval has experience of working as a hospital and clinical pharmacist in one of the leading teaching hospitals of Nepal. At present, he is an active Pharmaceutical Scientist Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. He is also a member of the International Pharmaceutical Federation, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and International Health Economics Association.


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