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.
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 in Health Economics 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 School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland, Australia. He was trained in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 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, pharmacoeconomics, pharmaceutical management and jurisprudence. 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 and International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.
Shrestha, S., Shrestha, S., KC, B., Sapkota, B., Khadka, A., Khanal, S. and Koller, M. (2020) "Translation and cultural adaptation of EORTC QLQ-LC 29 into Nepalese language for lung cancer patients in Nepal", Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, 4, 1, 46
Khanal, S., Veerman, L., Nissen, L. and Hollingworth, S. (2019) "Forecasting the amount and cost of medicine to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in Nepal using knowledge on medicine usage from a developed country", Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 10, 1, 91-99
Shrestha, S., Palaian, S., Shrestha, B., Santosh, K. C. and Khanal, S. (2019) "The potential role of social media in pharmacovigilance in Nepal : glimpse from a resource-limited setting", Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research, 13, 3, FE04-FE07
Shrestha, S., Danekhu, K., Thapa, S., Khanal, S. and Shankar, P. R. (2019) "The unmet need for pharmacists as important members of the emergency department team in resource-limited settings : a case of Nepal", Journal of Pharmacy Technology, 35, 5, 219-224
Shrestha, S., Shrestha, S. and Khanal, S. (2019) "Polypharmacy in elderly cancer patients : challenges and the way clinical pharmacists can contribute in resource-limited settings", Aging Medicine, 2, 1, 42-49
Khanal, S., Veerman, L., Ewen, M., Nissen, L. and Hollingworth, S. (2019) "Availability, price, and affordability of essential medicines to manage noncommunicable diseases : a national survey from Nepal", Inquiry, 56
Singh, J. K., Kadel, R., Acharya, D., Lombard, D., Khanal, S. and Singh, S. P. (2018) "‘MATRI-SUMAN’ a capacity building and text messaging intervention to enhance maternal and child health service utilization among pregnant women from rural Nepal : study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial", BMC health services research, 18, 1, 447
Khanal, S., Veerman, L., Nissen, L. and Hollingworth, S. (2017) "Use of healthcare services by patients with non-communicable diseases in Nepal : a qualitative study with healthcare providers", Journal of clinical and diagnostic research: JCDR, 11, 6, LC01-LC05
Khanal, S., Mohamed Ibrahim, M. I. b., Shankar, P. R., Palaian, S. and Mishra, P. (2013) "Evaluation of academic detailing Programme on childhood Diarrhoea management by primary healthcare providers in Banke District of Nepal", Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition, 31, 2, 231-242