Dip Raj Thapa


Dip Raj Thapa is a doctoral student within the subject of Health and Care Sciences at the research school of Health and Welfare at Jönköping University. Dip's research is about health, health-promoting factors as well as job-demands in women-dominated work. The preliminary title of the thesis is "A Salutogenic Perspective on Sustainable Health in Women-dominated Work – Learnings from Nepal and Sweden" 


Dip Raj Thapa is registered, nurse and district nurse. He has worked within somatic and psychiatry departments as a nurse and in the community health care services as a district nurse. Dip is a doctoral student since December 2016 at Jönköping University. Dip is employed by the University of Skövde where he teaches nursing students around 20 % of his time and rest of the time as a researcher. Dip has his masters of science degree in nursing.


Thapa, D., Stengård, J., Ekström-Bergström, A., Areskoug Josefsson, K., Krettek, A., Nyberg, A. (2022). Job demands, job resources, and health outcomes among nursing professionals in private and public healthcare sectors in Sweden: A prospective study BMC Nursing, 21(1). More information
Thapa, D., Subedi, M., Ekström-Bergström, A., Areskoug Josefsson, K., Krettek, A. (2022). Facilitators for and barriers to nurses’ work-related health: a qualitative study BMC Nursing, 21(1). More information
Thapa, D., Ekström-Bergström, A., Krettek, A., Areskoug Josefsson, K. (2021). Support and resources to promote and sustain health among nurses and midwives in the workplace: A qualitative study Nordic journal of nursing research, 41(3), 166-174. More information
Thapa, D., Oli, N., Vaidya, A., Suominen, S., Ekström-Bergström, A., Areskoug Josefsson, K., Krettek, A. (2021). Determination and Evaluation of Sense of Coherence in Women in Semi-urban Nepal: A part of the Heart-health Associated Research, Dissemination, and Intervention in the Community (HARDIC) Trial Kathmandu University Medical Journal, 19(1), 69-75. More information

Doctoral thesis

Thapa, D. (2022). A health-promotive approach to maintain and sustain health in women-dominated work in Nepal and Sweden (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare). More information

Conference paper

Thapa, D., Krettek, A., Areskoug Josefsson, K., Ekström- Bergström, A. (2019). Exploring nurses’ experiences of their work-related health in a Swedish context – A qualitative study. 9th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference, 12-14 June 2019, Roskilde, Denmark. More information

Other publications

Thapa, D., Subedi, M., Ekström-Bergström, A., Areskoug Josefsson, K., Krettek, A. . A qualitative validation of Nepali version of Antonovsky’s sense of coherence-life orientation 13-item questionnaire among nurses working in the hospitals of Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. More information