Dr.
Rehana Shrestha
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Socialepidemiology, Institute of Public Health and Nursing, Leibniz ScienceCampus

Information

Education
2013-2018 PhD in Urban Planning and Geoinformation Management, Universität Twente, The Netherlands

2010-2012 MSc in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, University Twente, The Netherlands

2003-2008 Bachelor in Architecture, Purbanchal University, Nepal

Professional experience:
Since 02/2020 Postdoctoral Researcher, Universität Bremen, Abteilung Sozialepidemiologie im Institut für Public Health und Pflegeforschung (IPP), Leibniz Science Campus Digital Public Health

06/2019-12/2019 GIS/ Urban Planning Consultant at NEST Pvt Ltd, Nepal

03/2018-05/2019 Women in Research (WiRE) Postdoctoral Researcher, Universität Münster, WWU, Münster

06/2018-07/2018 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Twente, Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-information Management, Enschede, The Netherlands

04/2012-04/2013 GIS/ Urban Planning Consultant at NEST Pvt Ltd, Nepal

2009 - 2010 Architect, Jaya Pradhan Architect Office, Nepal

Publications:
1. Shrestha, R., Telkmann, K., Schüz, B., Koju, P., Shrestha, R., Karmacharya, B., & Bolte, G. (2022). Measuring Environmental Justice in Real Time: A Pilot Study Using Digital Participatory Method in the Global South, Nepal. International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(8), 4752.

2. Flacke J, Maharjan B, Shrestha R and Martinez J (2022) Environmental Inequalities in Kathmandu, Nepal—Household Perceptions of Changes Between 2013 and 2021. Front. Sustain. Cities 4:835534. doi: 10.3389/frsc.2022.835534

3. Shrestha, R., Riedel, N., Bolte, G. (2021). Partizipation im Kontext von Umweltgerechtigkeit: Potenziale digitaler Werkzeuge, IPP-Schriften/18/2021, Bremen: Institut für Public Health und Pflegeforschung (IPP), Universität Bremen

4. Flacke, J., Shrestha, R., & Aguilar, R. (2020). Strengthening Participation using Interactive Planning Support Systems: A Systematic Review. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 9(1), 49.

5. Shrestha, R., & Flacke, J. (2019). Leveraging Citizen Science to Advance Interactive Spatial Decision Support Technology: a Swot Analysis. The International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 42, 99-105.

6. Shrestha, R., Flacke, J., Martinez, J., & Van Maarseveen, M. (2018). Interactive Cumulative Burden Assessment: Engaging Stakeholders in an Adaptive, Participatory and Transdisciplinary Approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(2), 260
Shrestha, R., Flacke, J., Martinez, J., & Van Maarseveen, M. (2018). Knowledge Co-Production and Social Learning for Environmental Health Issues: The role of interactive GIS-based approach. In M. Van Maarseveen, J. Martinez, & J. Flacke (Eds.), GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management: A Global Perspective: CRC Press.

7. Shrestha, R., Flacke, J., Zuidgeest, Mark. (2018). Towards low carbon development: A planning support tool for scenario analysis of low carbon transport plans in a data poor context. In M. Van Maarseveen, J. Martinez, & J. Flacke (Eds.), GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management: A Global Perspective: CRC Press.

8. Köckler, H., Baumgart, S., Blättner, B., Bolte, G., Flacke, J., Hemetek, U., Rüdiger, A., Schüle, SA., Shrestha, R., Sieber, R., & Waegerle, L. (2018). Stadt als gesunder Lebensort unabhängig von sozialer Ungleichheit 265 Die Forschungsgruppe Salus. In R. Fehr, & C. Hornberg (Eds.), Stadt der Zukunft – Gesund und nachhaltig: Brueckenbau zwischen Disziplinen und Sektoren: Oekom verlag, Muenchen
Shrestha, R., Köckler, H., Flacke, J., Martinez, J., & Van Maarseveen, M. (2017). Interactive knowledge co-production and integration for healthy urban development. Sustainability, 9(11), 1945.

9. Shrestha, R., Flacke, J., Martinez, J., & Van Maarseveen, M. (2016). Environmental Health Related Socio-Spatial Inequalities: Identifying “Hotspots” of Environmental Burdens and Social Vulnerability. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(7), 691.
Shrestha, R., Zuidgeest, M. H. P., Flacke, J., & Bakker, S. (2013). Paving the pathway for low carbon development: Urban accessibility-based planning support for low carbon transport development in Kathmandu. International review for spatial planning and sustainable development, 1(2), 25-46.

10. Zeeb, H., Wienert, J., Jahnel, T., & Shrestha, R. (2022). Implementation of Evidence-Based Digital Health Interventions to Support Public Health. Frontiers in Public Health, 1237.

Project Grants:
Jan 2021- Dec 2022 Principle Investigator: DASEIN-NP – Digital assessment of subjective environmental exposure and environmental justice: Feasibility Study In Nepal: Sponsor: Leibniz Science Campus Digital Public Health

Dec 2018 – Feb 2019 Women in Research (WiRE), Münster




Shrestha, R., Telkmann, K., Schüz, B., Koju, P., Shrestha, R., Karmacharya, B., & Bolte, G. (2022). Measuring Environmental Justice in Real Time: A Pilot Study Using Digital Participatory Method in the Global South, Nepal. International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(8), 4752.

Flacke J, Maharjan B, Shrestha R and Martinez J (2022) Environmental Inequalities in Kathmandu, Nepal—Household Perceptions of Changes Between 2013 and 2021. Front. Sustain. Cities 4:835534. doi: 10.3389/frsc.2022.835534

Shrestha, R., Flacke, J., Martinez, J., & Van Maarseveen, M. (2018). Interactive Cumulative Burden Assessment: Engaging Stakeholders in an Adaptive, Participatory and Transdisciplinary Approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(2), 260

Shrestha, R., Köckler, H., Flacke, J., Martinez, J., & Van Maarseveen, M. (2017). Interactive knowledge co-production and integration for healthy urban development. Sustainability, 9(11), 1945.

Shrestha, R., Flacke, J., Martinez, J., & Van Maarseveen, M. (2016). Environmental Health Related Socio-Spatial Inequalities: Identifying “Hotspots” of Environmental Burdens and Social Vulnerability. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(7), 691.

Member in the International Working Group on "Urban Planning for Health Equity"
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  • Spatial planning
  • Urban development

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