Dr. Mandira Lamichhane Dhimal completed her PhD from Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 2018. In her PhD dissertation, she used gender perspectives on the health impacts of environmental and climate change in Nepal. Mandira is a recipient of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship, one of the prestigious scholarships from Germany, to conduct her PhD. She completed her Master’s degree in Sociology from Purwanchal University, Nepal.
As a returning expert of CIM/GIZ Germany, she is currently working as a research and social development advisor for Nepal Pollution Control and Environmental Management Centre, Nepal where she contributes to planning and promoting research activities, especially on socio-ecological issues; waste management; climate change; occupational health; water, sanitation and hygiene; health; gender, and social wellbeing. She has also served as a Social Scientist/Consultant for research projects on climate change and health, non-communicable diseases, tropical diseases, and sustainable development goals in Nepal.
She has more ten research articles published in various journals, three articles in national magazines and has participated in many conferences and workshops. She has recently published a book entitled "Gender Dimensions of Health Impacts of Climate Change in Nepal: A Comprehensive Empirical Study”. Her areas of expertise are gender, social development, health and climate change, mixed methods research and qualitative data analysis.