Profile picture of: Mandira Lamichhane Dhimal


Planetary Health Research Centre


Kathmandu, Nepal


Research Interests

Policy research, gender, climate change and health, social determinants of health, women’s health, sociology of health, social sciences


Topics to speak on:

Gender, climate change and health, social determinants of health, gender equality and social inclusion

Words of Wisdom

Social sciences is a key for translation of evidence and innovation into actions


Mandira Lamichhane Dhimal is a Director at Planetary Health Research Centre (PHRC), Kathmandu. She is also a visiting Faculty at Nepal Open University, Kathmandu and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She has over 10 years experiences working in International/Non-Governmental Organizations and Government Organizations including at the Policy Research Institute, a think tank of Government of Nepal as an Associate Research Fellow (2021-2024). As a CIM/GIZ returning expert, she served as a Research and Social Development Advisor for Nepal Pollution Control and Environmental Management Centre (2018-2021). She completed her PhD from Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 2018. Mandira is a recipient of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship, one of the prestigious scholarships from Germany, to conduct her PhD. In her PhD dissertation, she used gender perspectives on the health impacts of environmental and climate change in Nepal. She completed her Master’s Degree in Sociology from Purwanchal University, Nepal. She has published a book entitled “Gender Dimensions of Health Impact of Climate Change in Nepal: A Comprehensive Empirical Study”, two book chapters, two policy briefs and more than two dozen peer reviewed articles in national and international journals.


PhD full scholarship award from the DAAD

Gold Medal from Rt. Hon. President of Nepal in 2018


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