CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Teaching Masters students in Social Work (SW) from MAHE, India and Global Health (GH) students from Maastricht University, the Netherlands
- Faculty in MAHE-FAIMER leadership Institute on interprofessional education and practice
- Providing Research guidance for SW and GH students
- Coordination of fieldwork placements for SW and GH students
- Faculty in-charge for admissions for SW programme
- Supervision for students internship / fieldwork practicum
SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
|Social Work Research and Statistics||MSW 606||Year I|
|Basics of Counselling Theory and Practice||MSW 621||Year II|
|Psychiatric Disorders||MSW 625.02||Year II|
|Psychiatric Social Work||MSW 624.02||Year II|
|Research Project||MSW 628||Year II|
|Fieldwork Practicum||Year I, II|
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)||Gerontological Social Work||Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands||Pursuing|
|Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)||Social Work||Bishop Heber College, Bharathidasan University, India||2004|
|Post Graduate Diploma (P.G.D)||Gerontology & Geriatrics||European Centre for Gerontology, University of Malta, Malta||2003|
|Master of Arts (M.A)||Social Work (Medical & Psychiatric Social Work)||Loyola College, University of Madras, India||2000|
|Bachelor of Arts (B.A)||Sociology||Loyola College, University of Madras, India||1998|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|Sangath, Goa||Project Coordinator||•Conceptualising, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating intervention •Organise and conduct training programs in-house and for other beneficiaries •Networking at various levels •Planning, monitoring and supervising the activities of the project team •Developing project related resource materials and reports •Managing budget and Administration||4 Years & 3 months|
|Loyola College, Chennai||Lecturer||•Teaching foundation and core social work papers •Research and Fieldwork Guidance •Staff Adviser (Consultant) for Urban Community Mental Health Initiative (UCMHI) •Administrative support to the Head of the Department||1 Year & 4 months|
|Sagayam - SWCWS||Project Manager||•Case Assessment •Counselling and psychotherapeutic services •Group interventions •Planning and Reviewing Care Package •Building collaborations and documentation||6 months|
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Interest
Ageing, Mental Health, Adolescent Health, Social Work Education and International Social Work.
Area of Expertise
Psychosocial concerns of elderly population, Stigma and discrimination, psychosocial interventions related to mental health, Psychosocial wellbeing of adolescents through life skills approach, Innovations in social work education using indigenous participatory methodologies.
Professional Affiliations & Contributions
- Life member of Association of Gerontology, India
- Life member of National Association of Professional Social Workers in India
- Life member of Indian Society for Professional Social Workers
- Life member of Professional Social Workers Association, Chennai
Older adults in traditional and modern living arrangements in southern India: The importance of maintaining a sense of belonging and positive intergenerational exchanges.
Journal of Aging Studies, 54
Psychological impact on caregivers of HIV-infected children in Udupi district, Karnataka.
Work-related injuries and stress level in nursing professional.
Int J Med Sci Public Health, 5
Stigma and mental health- caregivers' perspective: A qualitative analysis.
J Family Med Prim Care, 4
Psychosocial Determinants of Health Related Quality of Life of People Living with HIV/AIDS on Antiretroviral Therapy at Udupi District, Southern India.
International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 5 (2)