Dr Deeni Rudita Bin Idris


Lecturer, Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences


Dr. Deeni Rudita Idris is a nursing lecturer, who started his career as an Education officer at the former PAPRSB College of Nursing, Brunei Darussalam in 2009. Deeni completed his Bachelor of Nursing in Adult Nursing at City University, London, with First Class Honour in early 2009. After teaching for few months and with his high interest in teaching and nursing education, he then went back to the UK to attain his Master degree at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom in Clinical Education. He has three years’ work experience as a part time registered nurse in the UK while studying for his degrees.

His PhD thesis entitled “Health help seeking behaviour and health care services utilisation of Bruneian men: a Grounded theory study”. The PhD was done under the supervision of two experts from Durham University, UK and Edinburgh Napier University. and The PhD study was looking at how being a man in Brunei influences the way they utilizes health care services.


Bsc. (Hons) Adult Nursing (City University, UK), Msc. in Clinical Education (UEA, UK), Post-basic diploma in Mental Health Nursing (Brunei), Diploma in Nursing (PAP Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah, College of Nursing, Brunei Darussalam), 1-year exchange nursing students' program abroad (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia).


Men's health, masculinities and health, health-help seeking behavior, HIV/AIDS, STI prevention measures, elderly care, health promotion, clinical education, mental health, gender specific cancer.


Idris, Deeni Rudita. (2017) Health help seeking behaviour and health care services utilisation of Bruneian men: a grounded theory study., Durham theses, Durham University. Available at Durham E-Theses Online: http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/12438/
Idris, D.R., Forrest, S & Brown, S. (2017). Integrative Review of Literature on Masculinity, health service utilisation and health outcomes. Brunei Darussalam Journal of Health. 7 (1): 26-42.
Idris, D.R., Forrest, S. & Brown, S. (2016). Health help seeking behaviour and health care utilization of Bruneian men: a Grounded Theory study. British Sociology Association Annual Conference.
Idris, D.R., Forrest, S. & Brown, S. (2016). Health seeking, masculinity and performing culturally expected life course transition: Findings from Brunei Darussalam. Masculinities, Roles & Transitions Seminar, York, United Kingdom.