Name: Nalini Lama
Affiliation and Position (other than Canada Asia Research Collective): Coordinator of Centre of Research, Development and Innovation (CRDI), Kadambari Memorial College, School of Social Work.
Membership of organisations (other than Canada Asia Research Collective):
- Member of World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) (Direct Member No. 7503)
- Member of International Association of School of Social Work (IASSW) (Membership No. 615-2-2-IND)
Educational Qualification/s: (Degrees): Ph.D. in Social Work
Languages written and spoken: English
Dr. Nalini Lama obtained her Ph.D. in Social Work (2018) from Visva-Bharati, India. Her thesis focused on the marginalized segment of the society i.e. the children of sex workers. She holds degree of Masters in Social Work (M.S.W), 2012 and Bachelor in Social Work (B.S.W), 2010 from Visva-Bharati. This gives her a strong foundation on Social Work education and practice. In her Bachelors and Master’s degree she stood First Class First. She was also awarded Junior Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow respectively by University Grants Commission, India. She also qualified national level examination on Social Work conducted by UGC, India in 2012.
She has an experience of teaching MSW students in Netaji Subhash Open University, West Bengal (2015-2017). After completion of her Ph.D., she worked in collaboration with General Practitioners. This introduced her to WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors). She presented papers along with General Practitioners in many WONCA conferences. Some of the areas in collaboration with General Practitioners focuses on the study of medical anthropology in Santal tribe in India, the health care and social intervention needs of the tea garden workers, child abuse, family violence, menstrual health concentrating on Chhaupadi in Nepal and violence against women. Her interest, publications and experience in research not just confined to social work but also multidisciplinary research has now placed her in a position of Coordinator of Centre of Research, Development and Innovation at Kadambari Memorial College, School of Social Work. As a coordinator, she has been working on various research project from the Centre and is also a member of Quality Assurance Team of one of the leading social service organization in Nepal.