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Bijaya Pokharel Graduate Researcher, Judith Lumley Centre

Bijaya is a PhD scholar at the Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University, Australia. Her supervisors are Prof Angela Taft, Dr Leesa Hooker, and A/Prof Jane Yelland. She received a La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (LTUPRS) and a La Trobe University Full-Fee Research Scholarship - 2019 for her P.hd. She is a registered nurse, registered with the Nepal Nursing Council and has worked as a community health nurse in Nepal. She has received intensive training and has a wide range of research experience in qualitative methods. Her PhD aims to explore cultural competency in the primary care context of women of immigrant and refugee backgrounds experiencing family violence. Her research interests are family violence, intimate partner violence, cultural competency, women's health, and qualitative research.


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