Receiving Federation of Grill and Steel Fabricators Nepal National Honour 2076 from the Minister of Labour and Employment for my contribution in Occupational health and safety in Nepal.

    Prof. Dr. Sunil Kumar Joshi

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    I am a medical doctor (MD) specialized in Occupational Medicine, Diabetology, PhD in Public Health and Community Medicine (Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion). I have received Swedish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at the European Centre of Gender Excellence, Thematic Gender Studies Department of the Linkoping University, Sweden.


    I am the only Occupational Physician in Nepal registered with Nepal Medical Council. Similarly, I am the first Nepali Professor of Community Medicine under Kathmandu University, Nepal.


    Currently, I am working as Head at the Department of Community Medicine, Kathmandu Medical College (KMC), Kathmandu University, Nepal, where I teach undergraduate (MBBS) and post graduate (MD, PhD) medical students. I have supervised graduate and post graduate students from different foreign universities such as University of Tokyo, Japan, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway, Linkoping University, Sweden; Linnaeus University, Sweden, University of Oslo, Norway; Stony Brook School of Medicine, USA and Yale University, USA.


    KMC in collaboration with the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK received the NHS National Institute for Health Research Global Health Research funding for 2017 - 2020 to establish Nepal Injury Research Center (NIRC) in Nepal. I am Director for NIRC Nepal. I am Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, UWE, Bristol, UK.


    I was involved in injuries, violence and disabilities prevention activities in Nepal since 2006 as a National Consultant for World Health Organization and Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal. My activities were focused on assisting the Nepal Government in formulating policies, strategies and action plans in injuries, violence and disabilities prevention. I have also drafted National Policy and Strategy for investigation, treatment and compensation of occupational injuries/diseases in Nepal, which is incorporated in recent Labour Act (2017) and Rules (2018) of Nepal. I serve as member for several national and international scientific committees.


    Recently, I am elected as the Board Member of International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH). http://www.icohweb.org/


    Research Interests: Occupational health and safety, Environmental health, Diabetes, Violence against Women, Injuries, violence and disability control and prevention


    If you are interested in developing collaborative projects with me in Nepal, please do not hesitate to contact me.


    You may click on the link below to go to my personal webpage:

  • Injury and Violence free Nepal

    In Paro, Bhutan during WHO Experts Meeting


    University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

    Visiting Professor, Faculty of Health and AS

    Aug 2018 – Present

    International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)

    Board Member

    2018 – 2021


    Kathmandu Medical College (KMC)

    Vice Principal, Examinations and CPD

    Sept. 2017 – Sept. 2018

    Overall responsible for all examinations at KMC and Continuous Professional Development of the faculties and staff members

    Kathmandu Medical College (KMC)

    Professor & Head, Department of Community Medicine 

    May 2015 – Present

    Professor of Community Medicine since July 2014 (First Nepali Professor of Community Medicine under Kathmandu University)

    Kathmandu Medical College (KMC)

    Chairman, Institutional Review Committee (IRC)

    Dec 2015 – Present

    KMC IRC is affiliated to the Ethical Review Board, Nepal Health Research Council


    Kathmandu Medical College (KMC)

    Coordinator, Collaboration Committee, MED

    Jan 2013 – Present

    Responsible for academic and research collaborations between KMC and other national and international institutions

    Kathmandu University (KU)

    Member, Doctoral Advisory and Evaluation Committee (DAEC) 

    Jun 2014 – August 2017

    Department of Environmental Science & Engineering

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

    Principal Investigator and Supervisor to the PhD Candidate (Nepal) 

    Aug 2013 – March 2018

    ADVANCE Study, GLOBVAC project (funded by Norwegian Research Council) “Evaluating interventions in antenatal care to identify and assist victims of gender based violence in Nepal and Sri Lanka”(2012-16)

    Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden

    Principal Investigator and Supervisor to the PhD Candidate (Nepal)

    Sept 2014 – Present

    Changing attitudes towards Sexual Trafficking and gender based Violence: An Intervention Study to promote Gender equality in Nepal.


    Lead Faculty in Public Health 

    Aug 2012 – Present

    WebmedCentral Lead Faculties are eminent scientists and clinicians who are overall in charge of post publication peer review on their speciality page on WebmedCentral. They ensure that their speciality is managed effectively on the portal by ensuring reviews on all articles and communicating with authors as needed. They will be expected to familiarise themselves with portal functionalities, believe in the concept of post publication peer review, and be supportive of open access.

    International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health (IJOSH) (ISSN 2091-0878)

    Chief Editor 

    Feb 2011 – Present

    International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health (IJOSH) is an international peer reviewed journal covering occupational health, safety and health.

    This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

    International Journal of Drug Discovery (ISSN: 0975–4423 & E-ISSN: 0975–914X)

    Executive Editor 

    Sep 2010 – Present

    Maxwell Science (Asian Journal of Medical Sciences)

    Regional Editor 

    Feb 2010 – Present

    World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)

    Full Member 

    Oct 2012 – Present

    International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)

    National Secretary for Nepal

    2015 – 2017