CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
Dr Lena Ashok is an Associate Professor, MSW Program, Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal. She has more than 16 years experince in academia. She has been awarded PhD from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal on the topic “ Effectiveness of health education on knowledge and attitude of adolescent girls towards reproductive health” in the year 2006. She has a vast experience working for projects in collaboration with corporate, Government & NGO's.
She has field experience for over 16 years focusing on maternal, child adolescent health. She has been involved in PG teaching and guiding research scholars for their doctoral programs and a member of Doctoral advisory Committee. She is coordianotor for PhD programme, PSPH
She has been a resource person for various workshops on counselling and life skill education to adolescents and Training of Teachers. She has been part of coordinating and implementing community health programmes, developing modules, building partnerships with various stakeholders and liaising at district and state level. She was member BOS for Bachelor's Programmes & PG programmes. She is involved in the curriculum development of the MSW Programme in various universities. She has been PI and Co-PI in various projects funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). She has more than 30 publications in reputed national and international journals.
SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
|Subject||Semester / Year|
|Human Growth and Development||Year 1 - Block 1|
|Social Case Work||Year 1 - Block 3|
|Medical Social Work||Year 1 - Block 4|
|Social Work Research and Social Statistics||Year 2 - Block 7|
|Field Work Practicum/ Block Social Work Practicum & Internship||Year 1 & 2|
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|Msters in Social Work||Medical and psychiatric social work||Mangalore University||1987|
|PhD||Medical and Psychiatric Social Work||MAHE, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal||2006|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal||Medical Social Work||20 Years|
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Research
Adolescent health, welbeing, women, ageing, palliative care and mental health
Professional Affiliations & Contributions
- Life member of Indian Association of Social Sciences in Health (IASSH).
- Life member of Indian Society of Professional Social Work (ISPSW).
- Vice President- Autism Society Udupi