Associate Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security
Bhimsen Devkota
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Bhimsen Devkota, received a PhD in Public Health from Aberdeen University in Scotland. He has worked as associate professor at Tribhuvan University of Nepal and was an Open Society fellow at the Department of Politics of Sheffield University in 2013. Dr Devkota  has specialized in health services provided by non-state actors. He has extensive experience of working as consultant with the UN, bilateral and multilateral organizations and the governments in Nepal and South Asia. He has served as a chairperson and board member of a number of reputed non-governmental organizations in Nepal.


  • Insurgent health service
  • Health governance
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Water and sanitation
  • Health promotion


1991-2015Associate Professor, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
2013-14Open Society Fellow, Sheffield University, UK

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  • Devkota B (2013). 'Health Governance at Local Level from Human Resource for Health Perspectives: the Case of Nepal' J Nepal Health Res Counc; 11 (24):133-7.
  • Devkota, B., van Teijlingen, E(2012). 'Why did they join?:  Exploring the motivations of rebel health workers in Nepal', Journal of Conflictology, 3(1):18-29
  • Devkota, B., van Teijlingen, E(2010). 'Understanding effects of armed conflict on health outcomes: a case of Nepal', Journal of Conflict and Health, 4(20): doi:10.1186/1752-1505-4-20
  • Devkota, B., van Teijlingen, E.(2011), Demystifying the Maoist Barefoot Doctors of Nepal', Medicine, Conflict & Survival, 26(2):108-123.
  • Devkota, B., van Teijlingen, E.  (2009) 'Politicians in Apron: Case study of Rebel Health Services in Nepal', Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 21 (4): 377-384