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Dr.Nidup Dorji

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


Background: Nidup has an Honors degree in Nursing from Khonkaen University and Masters in Public Health from Mahidol University in Thailand, and Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He also obtained his Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada in end-of-life care. 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, end-of-life care and spirituality. Mix-method research design is also his area of special interests. He is currently a member of the Institutional Research Board of the faculty. Nidup has presented scientific papers in international conferences and has publications in peer-reviewed journals.


  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: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23130501
  1. 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/
  2. Dorji, N. “Adverse Life Experiences, health and quality of life among senior citizens of Bhutan” itouch Newsletter of the Public Health Associations of Australia Inc. ((Vol 32, No 8 September 2015).
  3. 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 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1010539516685609
  1. Dorji, N. “Cessation of Betel Quid Chewing: Lessons from the ex-chewers”. Bhutan Health Journal, 2017, Vol. 2(3). 1-6. Available at http://www.bhj.com.bt/index.php/bhj/article/view/40
  2. Disseminated research findings on “Childhood experiences linked to quality of life” via National Newspaper Kuensel, Jan. 2017. Soft copy available at http://www.kuenselonline.com/childhood-experiences-linked-to-quality-of-life/
  3. 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. Dori:10.15406/mojph.2017.06.00185. Available at http://medcraveonline.com/MOJPH/
  4. Dorji, N., Dunne, P.M, Seib, C. and Deb, S. “Health-related quality of life and co-morbidities among older adults in Bhutan”. 2018. Bhutan Health Journal. Vol. 4(2). 15-24. Available at http://www.bhj.com.bt/index.php/bhj/article/view/72
  5. Dorji, N., Dunne, P.M, Seib, C. and Deb, S. (2018). “Qualitative inquiry into quality of life among older adults in Bhutan”. Biomed J Sci&Tech Res 5(4). BJSTR. MS.ID.001244. DOI: 10.26717/ BJSTR.2018.05.001244. Available at https://miomedres.us/pdfs/BJSTR.MS.ID.001244.pdf
  6. Dorji, N., Dunne, M., Gurung, M. (2018). “Socio-demographic correlates of psychological wellbeing among older adults in Bhutan”. Environ Soc Psychol, 3(2); doi: 10.18063/esp.v3.i2.782. Available at http://ojs.whioce.com/index.php/esp/article/view/782
  7. Dorji,N. (2019). “Happiness: to pursue or ensue it”. Academic.edu. Available at https://www.academia.edu/38488893/Happiness_to_pursue_or_ensue_it_2019.pdf
  8. Dorji, N., Dunne, P.M, Seib, C. and Deb, S. (2020). “Adverse childhood experiences: Associations with physical and mental health conditions among older adults in Bhutan” Public Health. 182: p. 173-178 Available at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033350620300524?dgcid=author
  9. Dorji, N., Dunne, M., Seib, C., Deb, Si., & Lui, P.S.C. (2019). “Perceived Benefits of Spirituality and Religiosity on Health among Senior Citizens of Bhutan: A Mixed-methods Approach”. Thai Journal of Public Health (493), 300-213. Available athttps://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jph/article/view/232482
  10. Dorji, N., S. Lapierre, and D.A.C. Dransart, (2020). Perception of Medical Assistance in Dying Among Asian Buddhists Living in Montreal, Canada. OMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying, 2020: p. 0030222820948645. Available at https://doi.org/10.1177/0030222820948645


  1. Wang, U., & Dorji, N. (2019) “Perception on nursing profession and academic and work related stress among nursing students in Bhutan”. SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science 5(3), 13-19. Available at http://www.internationaljournalssrg.org/IJNHS/paper-details?Id=33
  2. Dukpa, T., Dorji, N., Thinley, S., Wangchuk, Tshering, K, Gyen, K., et al. (2020). “Soil-Tramsmitted Helminth infections reduction in Bhutan: A report of 29 years of deworming”. PLoS ONE 15(1): e0227273. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227273 Available at  https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0227273
  1. Rai, R., Fritschi, L., Carey, RN, Lewkowski,K, Glass, DC., Dorji,N., & EI-Zaemey,S. (2020). “The estimated prevalence of exposure to carcinogens, asthmagens, and ototoxic agents among healthcare workers in Australia”. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. doi: 10.1002/ajim.23108. Available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32236973
  2. Lui, P.S.C. & Dorji, N. (2020). Prevalence and predictors of lower urinary tract symptoms in Solomon Islander men aged 18 years and over. (In press). Journal of Clinical Urology. Available at
  3. Rai, R., EI-Zaemey,S., Dorji, N. & Fritschi, L., (2020). “Reliability and Validity of an Adapted Questionnaire Assessing Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals among HealthCare Workers in Bhutan”. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 11(3):128-139. Available at https://www.theijoem.com/ijoem/index.php/ijoem/article/view/1878