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Dr.Nidup Dorji

Designation :Lecturer
Email : nidupdorji@fnph.edu.bt


Background: Nidup has an Honours degree in Nursing from Khonkaen University and Masters in Public Health from Mahidol University in Thailand. He also has Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Health from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Since mid-2006, he has taught at the Faculty of Nursing and Public Health (FNPH) the then Royal Institute of Health Sciences (RIHS) after serving two years in the district hospitals of Punakha and Trashiyangtse in varying capacity. Nidup taught subjects related to midwifery in late 2000 and is teaching International Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Sexual and Reproductive health, and Research since 2010. His special interests are in areas of prevention of childhood adversities, wellbeing and quality of life in people with chronic health conditions, elderly health, life skills and application, and spirituality. Mix-method design is also his area of research interests. He is currently a member of the Institutional Research Board of the faculty. Nidup has also presented scientific papers in international conferences.


1. Monograph. “Chewing of Betel Quid among Health Care Providers in Thimphu, Bhutan”. Lambert Academic Publishing House. ISBN 978-3-8433-8396-7

2. Dorji. N, Pacheun. O and Boonshuyar C. “Chewing of betel Quid: Why health care providers in Thimphu, Bhutan do it?” J Med Assoc Thai Vol. 95 Suppl. 2012 available at: http://www.jmat.mat.or.th

3. Doctor of Philosophy Thesis “Adverse life experiences and quality of life among senior citizens of Bhutan”, School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 2013-2016. Available at https://eprints.qut.edu.au/101525/

4. Dorji, N., Dunne, P.M, Seib, C. and Deb, S. “Quality of Life Among Senior Citizens in Bhutan: Associations with Adverse Life Experiences, Chronic Diseases, Spirituality, and Social Connectedness”. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 2017, Vol 29(1) 35-46. Available at http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1010539516685609?journalCode=apha

5. Dorji, N. “Cessation of Betel Quid Chewing: Lessons from the ex-chewers”. Bhutan Health Journal, 2017, Vol. 2(3). 1-6. Available at http://bhj.com.bt/bhj/index.php/bhj

6. Dorji, N., Dunne, M. (2017). Stressful Life Events: Association with Physical and Mental Health Conditions among Older Adults in Bhutan. MOJ Public Health 6(5):00185. Doi:10.15406/mojph.2017.06.00185

7. Nidup D, Michael PD, Charrlotte S, Sibnath D. Qualitative Inquiry into Quality of Life among Older Adults in Bhutan. Biomed J Sci&Tech Res 5(4)- 2018. BJSTR. MS.ID.001244. DOI: 10.26717/ BJSTR.2018.05.001244.” Available at https://biomedres.us/pdfs/BJSTR.MS.ID.001244.pdf 

8. “Dorji, N., Dunne, M., Gurung, M. “Socio-demographic correlates of psychological wellbeing among older adults in Bhutan”. Environ Soc Psychol 2018, 3(2); doi: 10.18063/esp.v3.i2.782. Available at http://ojs.whioce.com/index.php/esp/article/view/782

9. Dorji, N., Dunne, P.M., Seib, C., & Deb, S. (2018). Health-related quality of life and co-morbidities among older adults in Bhutan.Bhutan Health Journal. Vol. 4(2). 15-24. Available at http://www.bhj.com.bt/index.php/bhj/article/view/72