Narendra Sing Thagunna was awarded his Ph.D. in Cross Cultural Psychology from Kumaun University, India. He has been teaching Psychology since 2015 at Different colleges of Tribhuwan University, Nepal. Before this, he served as a principal in Khatyadi HSS (+2 level), Doti, Nepal for 5 years. He was involved in emergency Mental health Psychosocial Support in refugee setting for four years as psychosocial trainer. He also designed and facilitated 20 modular trainings which are useful for emergency setting and community mental health. He designed Suicide Prevention Facilitation Training (SPFT) and continuously contributing suicide prevention in Nepal for 10 years. Apart from publishing some articles in journals of national and international repute, he has chaired scientific sessions and invitee speaker in international conferences. He is actively dedicated in the field of Psychology and Mental Health in Nepal. He is the founder of The School of Psychology (TSOP) Nepal, founder vice president in Association of Psychologist in Nepal (APN) and Founder member of Asia Pacific School Psychology Association (APSPA). He is a member in different professional bodies like American Psychological Association (APA), International Association of Cross Cultural Psychology (IACCP), International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), National Academy of Psychology (NOAP). He has also completed the “Workshop in Frontiers of Psychology for Southeast Asia Young Psychologist” sponsored by Bureau of international cooperation and organized by the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science, China, Beijing. He has completed "Regional Workshop on Asian Parenting" organized by Chinese University Hong Kong. He regularly publishes his articles in the issues of mental health, suicide prevention and psychology in national dailies, and his interviews are broadcasted and telecasted in different national Televisions and Radios time and again. His research interest includes Cross Cultural Psychology, Applied Social Psychology, Suicide Prevention, Emergency Mental Health, Parenting, and Psychotherapy.
Mr. Rana has completed Masters in Social Development with a specialization in International Social Development from the University of New South Wales, and a Graduate Diploma in Human Rights from University of Sydney.
He has been associated with Thames International College as Part-Time Lecturer since 2013 delivering course modules in Rural Development and Rural Economics. He has more than 12 years of experience in project design, implementation, and management in the field of human rights, governance, and access to justice.