Dr Sheela Tripathee

Dr Sheela Tripathee
Dr Sheela Tripathee

Dr Sheela Tripathee


Research Fellow


Academic Urology Unit
Health Sciences Building (2nd Floor)
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
Tel: +44 (0)1224 438127
Email: sheela.tripathee@abdn.ac.uk


Dr Sheela Tripathee is a Research fellow at the Academic Urology Unit at University of Aberdeen. Sheela joined AUU in January 2019. She has previously worked at University of Dundee and the Rockefeller University New York.

Sheela's current research focus is on how health systems and context impact health behaviour change and health outcome.

She is currently working in NIHR-funded ‘CATHETER II Randomized Control Trial' exploring patients’ experience of living with long-term catheter and various catheter washout policies, and health care professionals' perception of ‘Catheter II’ trial delivery and outcomes.

She is also working on the PIONEER WP2 study to explore treatment outcomes that matter most to patients with advanced prostate cancer in order to inform the development of prostate cancer Core Outcome Sets. 

Sheela is leading the GCRF funded 'Increasing participation in breast cancer screening and treatment in Nepal' project. ICANTREAT Nepal aims to create a firm foundation of knowledge and data in cancer care in Nepal through data audit and stakeholders engagement.

Sheela has expertise in qualitative methods and evidence synthesis. Her previous work focused on review of health policies, and effectiveness of health interventions. She has collaborated with universities and institutions across the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, India and Nepal.  She advocates patient and public involvement in health research, policy and care.

          2009 - 2014    University of Dundee, College of medicine dentistry and nursing, UK 

          2007 - 2008     The Rockefeller University, New York, USA

          2006 - 2007      ABC News, New York, USA


Sheela is interested in supervising Masters/PhD projects related to health behaviour change, global health, health systems research, cancer care, urology, nutrition, physical activity, and overweight/obesity.


  • PhD (Funded by Medical Reasearch Council, UK) Health Sciences 
    2018 - University of Glasgow 
  • MRes Public Health  
    2014 - University of Dundee, UK 
  • BA (Hons, Dean's list) Media Studies 
    2007 - City University of New York, USA 

External Memberships

European Association of Urology (EAU)

The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)


Research Overview

Research Interests

Health behaviour change, Health service policies, Qualitative studies embedded within RCT

Cancer care,  Family/couple context, Weight loss, Dietary practices, Physical activity

Funding and Grants


S Maclennan (PI), Tripathee S (co-applicant) (2021). NHS Grampian, Endowment Research Grant

Tripathee S (PI) (2020). University of Aberdeen, GCRF Pump-priming grant

Maclennan S (PI), Tripathee S (co-applicant) (2019). University of Aberdeen,  ISSF International Partnership Award 

Tripathee S (2016) University of Glasgow, Principal’s Early Career Mobility Fund 

Tripathee S (2014) Medical Research Council UK, PhD Studentship                    

Turner S, Tripathee S (co-applicant) (2012). General Dental Council, Evidence Review Grant



Non-course Teaching Responsibilities

Post graduate research supervision.


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  • Randomised controlled trial comparing the clinical and cost-effectiveness of various washout policies versus no washout policy in preventing catheter associated complications in adults living with long-term catheters: study protocol for the CATHETER II study

    Abdel-fattah, M., Johnson, D., Constable, L., Thomas, R., Cotton, S., Tripathee, S., Cooper, D., Boran, S., Dimitropoulos, K., Evans, S., Granitsiotis, P., Hashim, H., Kilonzo, M., Larcombe, J., Little, P., MacLennan, S., Murchie, P., Myint, P., N’Dow, J., Norrie, J., Omar, M. I., Paterson, C., Scotland, G., Thiruchelvam, N., MacLennan, G.
    Trials, vol. 23, no. 1, 630
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Patients’ and Health Care Professionals’ Expectations, Experience, and Perception of the Outcomes of Various Washout Policies in Preventing Catheter-associated Complications: Qualitative Study of the CATHETER II

    Tripathee, S., Omar, I., Abdel-Fattah, M., MacLennan, S.
    European Urology Focus, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 235-238
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Key Role of Patient Involvement in the Development of Core Outcome Sets in Prostate Cancer

    Beyer, K., MacLennan, S., Moris, L., Lardas, M., Lardas, M., Mastris, K., Hooker, G., Greene, R., Briers, E., Omar, M. I., Healey, J., Tripathee, S., Gandaglia, G., Venderbos, L. D., Smith, E. J., Bjorkqvist, J., Asiimwe, A., Huberm, J., Roobol, M. J., Zong, J., Bjartell, A., N'Dow, J., Brigantii, A., MacLennan, S., Van Hemelrijck, M., The PIONEER Consortium
    European Urology Focus
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Increasing Engagement for Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment: The "ICANTREAT" Community of Expertise Initiative

    Kathrikolly, T. R., Nair, S., Poobalan, A., Shetty, R. S., Tripathee, S., MacLennan, S. J.
    Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 3655-3659
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • How men receive and utilise partner support when trying to change their diet and physical activity within a men’s weight management programme

    Tripathee, S., Sweeting, H., Chambers, S., MacLean, A.
    BMC Public Health, vol. 20, pp. 199
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Influence of men’s attempts to change diet and physical activity on their partners: Qualitative evidence from FFIT participants

    Tripathee, S.
    2019 Annual Conference of the ISBNPA (International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity)
    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts
  • Together through thick and thin: Cohabiting partners’ reciprocal influence during men’s attempts to change their dietary practices and physical activity to lose weight and maintain weight loss

    Tripathee, S.
    Other Contributions: Other Contributions
  • Cohabiting partners’ reciprocal influence during men’s attempts to change their dietary practices and physical activity to lose weight and maintain weight loss

    Tripathee, S.
    Medical Research Council, Postgraduate Research Conference
    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts
  • How are men’s attempts to change diet and physical activity to manage their weight influenced by cohabiting partners?

    Tripathee, S.
    Contributions to Conferences: Papers
  • Parental intentions to provide healthy diets for pre‐school children

    Tripathee, S.
    University of Dundee.
    Other Contributions: Other Contributions
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