Maharjan studied Psychology (MA) in Central Department of Psychology at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. His academic interests mainly lie in psychosocial support programs, research and the science of psychological well-being. His research interests include optimal functioning, love & relationships, migration and political violence.
He began his career in 2006 with Brandon Kohrt, MD, PhD at Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Nepal and has worked with researchers and psychologists from various countries to conduct research and organize trainings/workshops who mostly came into contact via email/blog.
He worked in ICRC as Psychosocial Field Officer in comprehensive psychosocial support program for the families of Missing in Nepal called Hateymalo (Booklets: Hateymalo_ENG Hateymalo_NEP) from June 2012 – September 2016. Currently, he is engaged as Mental Health & Care Practices Programme Manager in Action Contre la Faim (ACF) Nepal.
He is a founder of Nepalese Psychology Network (NEPsychNet) which successfully introduced the cyber-culture in Nepalese Psychology. It exists as a virtual community in popular Social Networking site & User-Generated Content Community (listserv) through which it shares useful information freely.
His dreams and aspirations are continuing his higher education, getting more involved in research and other programs under mentorship of world-class psychologists and researchers, doing a PhD in Psychology and making substantial contributions to Psychology from Nepal.
And he loves to travel and take photographs.
“You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of grains of sand. The path that you are to take is endless, and you will die before you have truly awakened.” ― Jorge Luis Borges