Gerontology: Active ageing, functional disability of older adults, mental health, lonelines, depression, abuse of elderly, social support.
Dr. Chalise is an Assistant Professor of Demography at the Kathmandu University, Nepal. Before this he was Associate Professor of Gerontology in Asian College for Advance Studies, Purbanchal University. Prior to that he was research scientist in Nepal Development and Research Institute and worked closely with UNICEF, World Bank, WFP, UNFPA. Dr Chalise has completed his Ph.D. in Social Gerontology from the University of Tokyo, Japan. Dr Chalise has also attended a short course on Demographic aspect of ageing in International Institute of Ageing, Malta. His current research interest includes depression, loneliness, social support, functional disability, HIV/AIDS, Public Health. Dr Chalise has published dozens of research papers in International journals and participated in many international conferences around the world. Dr Chalise is in the editorial board of couple of international journals related with aging and public health. His team received best proposal grant for proposal ‘strategies for Aging in Place’ Networking of Junior Gerontologist in Pacific Rim Countries in 2008- Tokyo, Japan. Dr Chalise is a member of International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse and Active Aging Consortium in Asia Pacific.