Education


Educational Qualifications 



Educational Degrees


2013    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sociology and Anthropology, University of Newcastle, Australia
               Thesis: Experiences of the 1996–2006 Civil Conflict in Nepal:  Narratives of Engagement of Tamangs (Indigenous People) and Bahun-Chhetris (Non-Indigenous People)
            Advisor: Pamela Nilan and Terrence Leahy

1999    Master’s Degree (MA) in Sociology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
               Thesis: Socio-Economic Status and Use of Primary Health Care Services: A Sociological Study in Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal
            Advisor: Bipin Acharya

1996    Bachelor’s Degree in Education (BEd), Tribhuvan University, Nepal
               Thesis: Assessment of Health Behaviour of Community People in Chapagaun Village, Lalitpur, Nepal
            Advisor: Krisna Prasad Acharya

Educational Certificates and Diplomas


2016   Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Adult Education and Teaching, University of Minnesota, USA

2016   Advanced Equity and Diversity Certificate, University of Minnesota, USA

2016   Certificate in Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program, North Central Sociological Association, USA

2015   Certificate in Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program, University of Minnesota, USA

2009   Certificate Course in Conflict Analysis, United States Institute of Peace, USA

2002   Certificate in Management of Drug Supplies, Robert Gordon University, UK

2002   Postgraduate Certificate in Planning and Program Design, Swiss Tropical Institute, Switzerland

2001   Postgraduate Diploma in Health Care and Management, Swiss Tropical Institute, Switzerland

1998   Diploma in Human Resource Development, All India Council for Management Studies, India

1992    Proficiency Certificate in General Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Nepal

Additional Skills and Professional Development


Research Methodology

2015    Thinking Qualitatively Workshop Series, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, University of Edmonton, Canada, June 15–19
2011    Research Higher Degree Completion Symposium, Office of Graduate Studies, University of Newcastle, Nov. 16–17
2010    Social Science Methodology Conference, Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI), Dec. 1–3
2011    Research Writing Challenges and Skills Workshops: Time Management, The Seven Secrets, Defeating Self-Sabotage and Turbo-charge Your Research, by Maria Gardiner and Hugh Kearns, Flinders University, May 24–25
2001    Training on Health System Research Methodology, Nepal Health Research Council, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov. 26–30

Leadership Development

2015    Art of Hosting: Participatory Leadership Training, University of Minnesota, Oct. 24 and 31
2010    Independent Review of the Leadership Development Program, Sydney, May 17
2009    Leadership Refresh Workshop, AusAID, Sydney, July 10
2008    Leadership Development Conference, AusAID, Canberra, March 16–19
2008    Leadership Workshop, Dooralong, New South Wales, July 8–10
2008    Peer Coaching, Dr. Marita Naude (Mentor), Curtin University, July–Dec.

Management and Organization Development

2005    Institutional Development and Organisational Strengthening Training, Organisational Development Centre, Nepal, April 3–8
2005    Advisory Skills Development Training, Organisational Development Centre, Nepal, Jan. to June
2001    Managing Change, Britain Nepal Medical Trust, Biratnagar, July 23–24
2000    Project Management Training, Technical Institute for Technical Instruction, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, June 19–30
1999    Vision 2000: Intensive Management Training for Middle Managers, Britain Nepal Medical Trust, Biratnagar, April 26 – May 13

Race, Ethnicity and Cross-culture

2015    Cross Cultural Forum Facilitation Training, International Student and Scholar Services, University of Minnesota, Oct. 13.
2015    Cross Cultural Leadership Retreat, International Student and Scholar Services, University of Minnesota, March 27–28.
2012    Workshop on Theorising Indigenous Sociology: Developing Australian and International Approaches, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), July 19–20
2001    Meaning of Languages and Behaviours in Different Cultures, Swiss Tropical Institute, Switzerland, Feb. 28 – March 9

Community Development

2014    Community Transformation: Hopes and Challenges, German Association of Evangelical Missions and others, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, May 19–23
2008    Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Conference, Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle, Australia, Dec. 3–5
2008    Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Effective Facilitation Training, Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle, Australia, Dec. 1–2
2005    Orientation Training on Rights-Based-Approach to Development, Britain Nepal Medical Trust, Biratnagar, Nepal, April 12–15

Health and Society

2015    STAR-Lite Training: Learning Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience, Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, Dec. 4
2011    Study of Health and Society Workshop, by Professor Steven Wainwright, Professor Claire Williams and Dr. Alex Broom, University of Sydney, Jan. 4
2010    Tibetan Buddhism and the Tibetan Art of Healing, by Dr. Geoffery Samuel and Dr. Alex Broom, University of Sydney, Sept. 24
2007    23rd All Nepal Medical Conference (ANEMECON) “Integrated Health Care Delivery System in Nepal- Composite Dialogue”, Nepal Medical Association, Nov. 1–3
2007    South Asia HIV/AIDS Consultation Workshop “Towards a Shared Vision on Sexual and Reproductive Health”, Inter-Church Cooperation Organisation of Netherlands, Bangkok, Sept. 9–13
2004    International Conference on Improving Use of Medicines, World Health Organization and Chulalongkorn University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, March 30 – April 2
2004    Regional Conference on TB, HIV/AIDS/STI and Respiratory Infections, SAARC TB centre, Kathmandu, Nepal, Dec. 14–17
2003    HIV/AIDS workshop “Stepping up efforts against HIV/AIDS”, Inter-Church Cooperation Organisation of Netherlands, Assam, India, Nov. 18–21
2003    Post-Graduate Course and IUATLD (International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases) Conference, Nepal, Sept. 22–25
2001    International Conference on Pharmaceutical Affairs, Department of Drug Administration (DDA/Nepal) and United States Pharmacopoeia (USP/USA), Kathmandu Nepal, Dec. 17–20
1999    4th National Training Course on Rational Use of Drugs, International Network for Rational Use of Drugs (INRUD) Nepal, Kathmandu, Oct. 3–8
1999    Regional Drug Information Workshop, Department of Drug Administration, Pokhara, Jan. 13–14
1996    Special Professional Training on Depo-Provera Injection, Nepal Fertility Care Centre and Nepal Contraceptives Retail Sales Company, Kathmandu, Dec. 18–19
1995    The Oral Health Block Training in Community Oral Health Care, Oral Health Project, United Mission to Nepal, Lalitpur June 19–29
1995    Mental Health Training, Community Health and Development Project, United Mission to Nepal, Lalitpur, March 17–18
1994    Operational Theatre Management and Asepsis Training, Family Planning Association of Nepal, Lalitpur, April 21–27
1993    Counselling Training on Family Planning, Family Planning Association of Nepal, Kanchanpur, Oct. 5–10

Civil Conflict/War

2006    International Conference on Social Sciences in a Multicultural World: Addressing the Persistence of Deprivation, Conflict and Violence, Kathmandu, Dec. 11–13

Academic and Professional Development

2015    Certificate of Continuing Education Clock Hours: CEHD Saturday Scholars, University of Minnesota and Minnesota Board of School Administrators, Nov. 7
2010    Postgraduate Writing Group Seminars, University of Newcastle, two hours in every two weeks from Aug. to Dec.
2008    Academic Writing Workshop for Academic Staff and Research Higher Degree Students, by Emeritus Professor Barbara Kalmer, Deakin University, Aug. 20–21
2008    Introductory Academic Program for AusAID Scholars, University of Newcastle, Jan. 10 – Feb. 8
2000    Professional English Training for Managers, British Council, Kathmandu, Feb. 7–11

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

2007    Strategy Planning Training, Communication and Management Institute, Nepal, Jan. 3–5
2007    Regional planning and program review workshops, National Tuberculosis Centre/ Eastern Regional Health Directorate, Nepal, in every 4 months
2005    Monitoring and Evaluation Training, Bond, London, the United Kingdom, Sept. 16
2003    Gender mainstreaming workshop, World Health Organization and Government of Nepal, Kathmandu, May 21–24
2002    Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Training, Education/Language/Development Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal, Jan. 14–19

Disaster Management

2001    Emergency Disaster Management, Nepal Red Cross Society, Biratnagar, Nepal, Aug. 23–29

Grant Making and Proposal Development

2000    Proposal Development Workshop, World Health Organisation and Collaborating Partners, Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 29 – Dec. 8

Training of Trainers (TOT)

2002    Master Training of Trainers: Birth Preparedness Package (MTOT BPP), Save the Children (US), Siraha, Nepal, Dec. 19–20
2002    Master Training of Trainers: Community Drug Program (MTOT CDP), Department of Health Services (LMD/DHS), Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov. 28–30
1997    Basic Training of Trainers (BTOT), Britain Nepal Medical Trust, Dec. 14–19
1995    Training of Trainers on Female Community Health Volunteers (TOT FCHV), District Health Office, Lalitpur, May 17–26

Data Processing and Analysis

2008    QSR NVivo 7 Qualitative Research Software Training, Centre for the Study of Research Training and Impact (SORTI), University of Newcastle, Nov. 17
2005    Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) training, Institute of Engineering, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 1–15
2000    EPI-INFO computer training, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, Oct. 14–20

Microsoft Office

1997    Windows Application Course (MS DOS, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Gem Educational Home, Lalitpur, Dec. 2, 1996 – Feb. 19, 1997
                                                                                                                                                      

Theological/ Spiritual Growth


2015    Certificate of Completion of Fall Semester Course - Comparative Worldviews: A Christian Perspective on the 12 Major Worldviews and the Way They Shape Our World, Wilberforce Academy, USA, Sept. – Dec. 
2015    Wilberforce Academy Fellows Global Summit, MacLaurinCSF House, Saint Paul, USA, Oct. 15–16 
2015    A Common Call: Christian Professor’s Conference, Faculty Commons: A Ministry of Cru, Minneapolis, USA, Oct. 9–10 
2015    Bhutanese Nepalese Churches of America Summit, Himalayan Christian Fellowship, Minnesota, USA, July 9–11 
2015    Lectio Divina: Bible Study led by Professor Chris Macosko, at Stadium Village Church and University of Minnesota, May - Dec.
2015    Certificate of Completion of Summer Course - Politics After the Fall: Christianity and Public Life in the Nations, Wilberforce Academy, USA, June – July 
2014    Christian Leadership Retreat, International Nepal Fellowship (INF), Nepal, Sept.
2013    Building Healthy Leaders Training, Robert Walter and Raj Chelvaraj from LeaderSource SGA/USA, Lalitpur, Nepal, Dec. 1–5
2013    Integral Mission Conversation, Micah Network, Nepal, Oct. 21–22
2012    Christian Fellowship, Study and Prayer led by Professor Neil Foster, University of Newcastle, Australia, Feb. - Oct.
2011    Certificate of Attendance of Introduction to Funerals, Hunter Presbytery and Uniting Church in Australia, East Maitland, Feb. 5–26
2010    Power Living: Christian Foundation Course in the Christian Lifestyle, Newcastle Christian Centre, Hamilton, Australia, June 1 – July 25
1993    Campus Leadership Training, Lalitpur, Nepal, Feb. 15–17