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Bhubaneswor DhakalResearch Fellow

MSc(Applied Sc)(Lincoln) PhD(Policy/Economics)(Lincoln)


Bhubaneswor (often known by 'Dhakal') has been working in biostatistics and data management roles with the Christchurch Health and Development Study research unit.

His research interests include multivariable statistical methods for the analysis of longitudinal data, developmental trajectories in human behaviour, fixed and time dynamic influences on adult psychosocial wellbeing, and economic resource management.

Current/recent research has examined:

  • Time dynamic influences on the pattern of sexual partner relationships
  • Life course trajectories and socioeconomic outcomes of cannabis users
  • Management of environmental resources in Nepalese mountain farming communities


Dhakal, B., McLeod, G. F. H., Insch, A., & Boden, J. M. (2024). Modified inverse propensity weighting method to alleviate estimation errors in the model with multiple endogenous variables. MethodsX, 12, 102513. doi: 10.1016/j.mex.2023.102513

Dhakal, B., Adhikari, K. N., Chand, N., Shrestha, H. L., Shrestha, A., Dhakal, N., … Bhandari, P. L. (2023). International environmental policy processes that dispossessed developing societies of public land resources: A case study of Nepal. GeoJournal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10708-023-10926-2

Telfar, S., McLeod, G. F. H., Dhakal, B., Henderson, J., Tanveer, S., Broad, H. E. T., Woolhouse, W., … Boden, J. M. (2023). Child abuse and neglect and mental health outcomes in adulthood by ethnicity: Findings from a 40-year longitudinal study in New Zealand/Aotearoa. Child Abuse & Neglect, 145, 106444. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106444

Hobbs, M., McLeod, G. F. H., Mackenbach, J. D., Marek, L., Wiki, J., Deng, B., … Boden, J. M., Dhakal, B., … Horwood, L. J. (2023). Change in the food environment and measured adiposity in adulthood in the Christchurch Health and Development birth cohort, Aotearoa, New Zealand: A birth cohort study. Health & Place, 83, 103078. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2023.103078

Beaglehole, B., Boden, J. M., Bell, C., Mulder, R. T., Dhakal, B., & Horwood, L. J. (2023). The long-term impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes on the mental health of the Christchurch Health and Development Study cohort. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 57(7), 966-974. doi: 10.1177/00048674221138499

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