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Bhubaneswor DhakalResearch Fellow

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

Email: bhubaneswor.dhakal@otago.ac.nz

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

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Publications

Boden, J. M., Cleland, L., Dhakal, B., & Horwood, L. J. (2020). Attitudes towards cannabis and cannabis law change in a New Zealand birth cohort. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1515), 79-88. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Darlow, B. A., Horwood, J., Dhakal, B., Harris, S. L., McKelvey, V. A., Elliott, J. M., … Mackay, R. J. (2020). Biomarkers of ageing in New Zealand VLBW young adults and controls. Pediatric Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-0882-x

Dhakal, B., Khadka, M., & Gautam, M. (2020). Impacts of payment for ecosystem services of mountain agricultural landscapes on farming women in Nepal. GeoJournal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10708-019-10116-z

Boden, J. M., Dhakal, B., Foulds, J. A., & Horwood, L. J. (2020). Life-course trajectories of cannabis use: A latent class analysis of a New Zealand birth cohort. Addiction, 115(2), 279-290. doi: 10.1111/add.14814

Dhakal, B., & Horwood, J. (2019). Role of time variant factors in determining subpopulation heterogeneity in life course outcome: A case study on number of sexual partners. Proceedings of the New Zealand Statistical Association Conference. (pp. 44-45). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/nzsa/programme-and-speakers/

Chapter in Book - Other

Dhakal, B. (2016). Tourism in Nepal: Resources and opportunities beyond a conventional thinking. In Tourist resources and opportunities in Nepal: Approaches and information for exploration. (pp. 1-14). Christchurch, New Zealand: Support for Development. Retrieved from http://sfdnz.org/

Dhakal, B., & Yadav, B. D. (2016). Tourism in natural disasters: Surviving and opportunity utilizing approaches. In Tourist resources and opportunities in Nepal: Approaches and information for exploration. (pp. 26-34). Christchurch, New Zealand: Support for Development. Retrieved from http://sfdnz.org/

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Journal - Research Article

Boden, J. M., Cleland, L., Dhakal, B., & Horwood, L. J. (2020). Attitudes towards cannabis and cannabis law change in a New Zealand birth cohort. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1515), 79-88. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Boden, J. M., Dhakal, B., Foulds, J. A., & Horwood, L. J. (2020). Life-course trajectories of cannabis use: A latent class analysis of a New Zealand birth cohort. Addiction, 115(2), 279-290. doi: 10.1111/add.14814

Darlow, B. A., Horwood, J., Dhakal, B., Harris, S. L., McKelvey, V. A., Elliott, J. M., … Mackay, R. J. (2020). Biomarkers of ageing in New Zealand VLBW young adults and controls. Pediatric Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-0882-x

Dhakal, B., Khadka, M., & Gautam, M. (2020). Impacts of payment for ecosystem services of mountain agricultural landscapes on farming women in Nepal. GeoJournal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10708-019-10116-z

McLeod, G. F. H., Dhakal, B., Reeder, A. I., & McGee, R. (2019). Sunburn paradoxes and the New Zealand population. Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10389-019-01142-9

Dhakal, B., & Kattel, R. R. (2019). Effects of global changes on ecosystems services of multiple natural resources in agricultural landscapes. Science of the Total Environment, 676, 665-682. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.276

Dhakal, B. (2016). Can we get better information by any alternative to conventional statistical approaches for analysing land allocation decision problems? A case study on lowland rice varieties. Land Use Policy, 54, 522-533. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.03.006

Dhakal, B., & Scanlan, J. (2015). Assessment of functional forms of crop yield loss models of invasive plant species applied in decision support tools and bioeconomic modelling. Agricultural Systems, 138, 100-115. doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2015.04.001

Dhakal, B. (2014). The local environmental, economic and social tragedies of international interventions on community based forest management for global environmental conservation: A critical evaluation. Open Journal of Forestry, 4(1), 58-69. doi: 10.4236/ojf.2014.41010

Dhakal, B., Bigsby, H., & Cullen, R. (2012). Socioeconomic impacts of public forest policies on heterogeneous agricultural households. Environmental & Resource Economics, 53(1), 73-95. doi: 10.1007/s10640-012-9548-4

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Dhakal, B., & Horwood, J. (2019). Role of time variant factors in determining subpopulation heterogeneity in life course outcome: A case study on number of sexual partners. Proceedings of the New Zealand Statistical Association Conference. (pp. 44-45). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/nzsa/programme-and-speakers/

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Dhakal, B. (2005). Community forestry policy impacts and alternative policies for poverty alleviation in Nepal (PhD). Lincoln University. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10182/2510

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