Dr. Shovan Saha

Associate Professor

Department of Occupational Therapy

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr. Shovan Saha is Associate Professor at the Department of Occupational Therapy, Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal.

     

    He is: 

    ·         I BOT: Teaching Faculty

    ·         III BOT: Teaching Faculty

    ·         Subject In-charge: Introduction to Occupational Therapy (I BOT)

    ·         Subject In-charge: Paper VIA-Occupational Therapy in Hand & Musculoskeletal Conditions [II MOT]

    ·         Subject In-charge: Paper VIB-Occupational Therapy in Hand & Musculoskeletal Conditions [II MOT]

    ·         Clinical staff – Hand & Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Hand Splinting, Low Technology Assistive Device.

    ·         I & II, III BOT Clinical Supervisor (Hand & Orthopedic Rehabilitation)

    ·         I BOT Over-all Clinical Supervisor (Hand & Orthopedic Rehabilitation)

    ·         II MOT Over-all Clinical Supervisor (Hand & Orthopedic Rehabilitation)

    ·         Certificate Course in Hand Splinting (Post professional)

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Introduction to Occupational Therapy Semester 1
Occupational Therapy in Rehabilitation III BOT
Occupational Therapy: Practice Issues II MOT
Occupational Therapy in Hand and Musculoskeletal Conditions [Part A] II MOT
Occupational Therapy in Hand and Musculoskeletal Conditions [Part B] II MOT
Certificate Course in Hand Splinting One month

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Assistive Technology Manipal University, Karnataka 2014
MOT Hand Rehabilitation LTM Medical College, Mumbai 1996
BOT SVNIRTAR, Odisha 1994

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal Associate Professor Teaching, clinical, MOT guide 13th Feb, 2014 till date
Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Associate Professor & Head Administration, teaching, clinical, MOT guide 7th Nov, 2002- 12th Feb, 2014
Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Assistant Professor and Incharge OT Dept. Administration, teaching, clinical 11th Aug, 1997 – 6th Nov, 2002
LTM Medical College & Sion Hospital, Mumbai Junior Occupational Therapist Clinical teaching for BOT students and clinical work 5th April, 1995- 7th July, 1997

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Hand Rehabilitation, Hand Splinting, Low Technology Assistive Device

Area of Expertise

Hand Rehabilitation, Hand Splinting, Low Technology Assistive Device

Area of Research

Hand Rehabilitation, Hand Splinting, Low Technology Assistive Device

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Membership of Professional Bodies

  •          Life Member of All India Occupational Therapist’s Association [# 1966/95/18/11]
  •          Life Member of Society for Hand Therapy [# 17/2008/2016]
  •          Life Associate Member of Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand [# 12]
  •          Member of Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy.
  •          Life Member of Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation [# 169]

Fellowships

  •          Awarded with the Fellowship of Academic Council of Occupational Therapy [FACOT] by All India Occupational Therapists’ Association on 21st Jan, 2010.

Awards

  •          AIOTA N. R. Pawle Award in 1997 (2 awards) and 1998 (one award)
  •          AIOTA Trophy for Best Adaptive Device in 2000 and 2005
  •          Declared as the BEST TEACHER  for the year 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 in Dept. of Occupational Therapy at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Deemed University), Manipal, Karnataka.
  •          Awarded Manipal Faculty Study Fellowship by Manipal Foundation for the year 2003-2004 & 2005-2006.
  •          Has been nominated as the outstanding post graduate student till date at OT School & Centre, LTM Medical College and Sion Hospital, Mumbai.
  •          Recipient of the “Excellence in Hand Splinting Training” award by College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University on 25th Jan, 2013.
  •          Recipient of “Professional Excellence Award” by All India Occupational Therapists’ Association on 26th Feb, 2013.
  •          Won the Best Mini-Movie award  at the 6th Annual National Conference of Society for Hand Therapy, India on Sept, 2017.  
  •          Awarded the International Distinguished Entry in assistive device  at the 32nd International Maddak Awards and 82nd AOTA Conference in April, 2006 at North Carolina, USA.

Recognitions

  •          Appointed as the principal investigator for the project titled “Global Evolution of Occupational Therapy: A Historical Perspective” by WFOT.
  •          Appointed as Feedback Member from India to represent on WFOT Project on “Guiding Principles on Diversity and Culture”, May,2008 to July, 2009.
  •          Abstract reviewer for the 15th International Congress of the WFOT at Santiago, Chile, held on May, 2010.
  •          Abstract reviewer for the 9th Triennial Congress of the IFSHT at New Delhi, India on March, 2013.
  •          Nominated in the international expert committee of WFOT to draft the Position Statement on the “Role of Occupational Therapy in the Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions” [Sept, 2017].
  •          Validation of the WHO Comprehensive ICF Core Set for Multiple Sclerosis  from the Perspective of Occupational Therapists and ICF Core Sets for Hand Conditions.
  •          Appointed as one of the co-investigator in the project titled “Occupational Therapy Education in Social Transformation” as part of India/ Brazil/ South Africa [IBSA] Cooperation in Higher Education & Research funded by Higher Education South African.
  •          Nominated as Hand Therapy Educator by International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy, Nov, 2012
  •          Nominated as Human Factor Consultant for a project by Centroid Engineers India Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore. Nominated as a consultant to Handicap International.
  •          The founder and chief resource person for Certificate Course in Hand Splinting at Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal since Jan, 2008 and have trained 43 batches of students and approved by International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy.  

Office bearer

  •          Nominated as Co-opted EC Member of All India Occupational Therapists’ Association (AIOTA) for 2000-2002, 2004-2006, 2006-2008
  •          Elected as Honorary Secretary of AIOTA for 2002-2004, 2008-2010, 2010-2012
  •          Appointed as Chairman Scientific Program Committee at  38th and 39th AIOTA Conference.
  •          Appointed as the Website Convener of the official website of AIOTA and was the founding Website Convener [2002 – 2012].
  •          Nominated Member of National Advisory Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy, Aug, 2007.
  •          Current Vice-President of Society for Hand Therapy- India (iSHT).
  •          Current nominated Executive Committee Member of Academic Council of Occupational Therapy [ACOT] of AIOTA for the term 2012-2016, 2016-2020.
  •          Nominated Member of National Advisory Editorial Board of Journal of Geriatric Care and Research, April, 2012
  •          Appointed as the Editorial Board Member of Manipal University Press [vide letter dt. 1st Jan, 2014].

Member of BOS of other universities

  •          Post Graduate Examiner for Mumbai University for the specialty of Musculoskeletal Condition/ Hand.
  •          Appointed as the Board of Studies Member [for Occupational Therapy] by Goa University [vide letter GU/Acad- PG/32/BoS-Para-Med/2013/826/723, dt- 23/05/2013]
  •          Appointed as the PhD Degree External Examiner at SRM University, Chennai [vide letter dt. 28th Dec, 2016].

 

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Spastic Society of Northern India, New Delhi Clinical 5th July, 1994- 8th Aug, 1994

Adaptive multipurpose handle

1996-25-03

Saha, S. (1996). Adaptive multipurpose handle. Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 24(1), 21-22. ISSN 0445-706.

Occupational therapy: The way I perceive it

1996-26-09

Saha, S. (1996). Occupational therapy: The way I perceive it. Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 24(2), 19. ISSN 0445-706.

Modified knuckle bender splint.

1997-29-04

Saha, S. (1997). Modified knuckle bender splint. Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 27(1), 21. ISSN 0445-706.

Letter to editor (invited comments section)

2002-16-08

Saha, S. (2002). Letter to editor (invited comments section). Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 35(2), 124. ISSN: 09700358.

To find the effectiveness of an indigenously designed visual feedback hand exerciser in improving grip strength after flexor tendon repair

1997-31-05

Saha, S. (1997). To find the effectiveness of an indigenously designed visual feedback hand exerciser in improving grip strength after flexor tendon repair. WFOT Bulletin, 35(May), 11-24. ISSN: 1447-3828.

Novel mold and harness to optimize success of vaginal reconstruction in transverse vaginal septum

2011-30-09 Shetty, J Pandey, D Kumar, P

Shetty, J., Pandey, D., Saha, S., and Kumar, P. (2011). Novel mold and harness to optimize success of vaginal reconstruction in transverse vaginal septum. Research Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. ISSN 1994-7925. DOI: 10.3923/rjog.2011.

Impact of international collaborative project on cultural competence among occupational therapy students

Sood, D Cepa, D Dsouza, S. A Aikat, R Tuuk, A

Sood, D., Cepa, D., Dsouza, S. A., Saha, S., Aikat, R. and Tuuk, A. (2014). Impact of international collaborative project on cultural competence among occupational therapy students. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: 2(3), Article 7. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1111 / ISSN: 2168-6408

Loneliness

2016-26-03

Saha S. Loneliness. Journal of Geriatric Care and Research, 2016, 3(1):24. ISSN 2397-5682 / https://www.academia.edu/26778299/Journal_of_Geriatric_Care_and_Research_2016_Vol_3_Issue_1 /

Time taken for upper body dressing in young normal adults. International Journal of Scientific Research

Pandey, R.N Olugbode, I Ashar, U Saha, S

Pandey, R.N., Olugbode, I., Ashar, U., and Saha, S. (2016). Time taken for upper body dressing in young normal adults. International Journal of Scientific Research: 5(9), Sept. 2016, ISSN No 2277 - 8179 Available at http://www.worldwidejournals.com/international-journal-of-scientific-research-(IJSR)/file.php?val=September_2016_1472737230__136.pdf Journal DOI : 10.15373/22778179 [pg 452-454]

An occupational therapy perspective of dementia

2005-26-03 Thomas, S

Saha, S. and Thomas, S. (2005). An occupational therapy perspective of dementia. In N. Kar, D. Jolley and B. Mishra (Eds.), Handbook of Dementia (pp. 239-265) (1st edn). Paras Medical Publisher, Hyderabad. ISBN: 81 8191 124 5

Role of occupational therapy in plastic surgery.

2001-26-05

Saha, S. (2001). Role of occupational therapy in plastic surgery. In Pramod Kumar (Ed.), Principles of Plastic Surgery (pp. 276-283). Paras Medical Publisher, Hyderabad. ISBN: 81-86635-83-1.

Occupational therapy perspective of dementia.

2010-26-05 D’souza, S

Saha, S. and D’souza, S. (2010). Occupational therapy perspective of dementia. In N. Kar, D. Jolley and B. Mishra (Eds.), Handbook of Dementia (pp. 251-279) (2nd edn). Paras Medical Publisher, Hyderabad.ISBN: 978 81 8191 323 4

    Connecting Culture and Classrooms- Across Cybespace

    2010-23-10

    Connecting Culture and Classrooms- Across Cybespace by Danila Cepa and Divya Sood College of Health and Human Services Magazine, 2010, pp. 14 http://www.govst.edu/uploadedFiles/CHHSMagazine10lowres%20for%20website%2011-2010.pdf

    Rehab is big business

    2013-01-09

    The Hindu, 1st Sept, 2013 Rehab is big business, Correspondent Ganesh Prabhu http://www.thehindu.com/features/education/college-and-university/rehab-is-big-business/article5079681.ece

    Healing Touch

    2011-10-03

    The Telegraph, 11th March, 2010 Healing Touch, by Avijit Chatterjee http://www.telegraphindia.com/1100311/jsp/careergraph/story_12200897.jsp

    Self- review report for Health Professions Council of South Africa Evaluation

    2012-23-11

    Self- review report for Health Professions Council of South Africa Evaluation, 2012, University of Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 111 https://vula.uct.ac.za/access/content/group/9c29ba04-b1ee-49b9-8c85-9a468b556ce2/OT%20self-review%20report/UCT%20OT%20HPCSA%20self%20review%20report_2012_OER.pdf

    Proper communication can help children with cerebral palsy

    2009-23-11

    Proper communication can help children with cerebral palsy, 23rd Nov, 2009 http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2009-11-23/lucknow/28110226_1_cerebral-palsy-motor-movements-cp

    Steering holder helps man with immobile hand drive

    2016-06-10

    Steering holder helps man with immobile hand drive By Deepthi Sanjiv, Bangalore Mirror Bureau, Oct 6, 2015, 04:00 http://www.bangaloremirror.com/news/state/Steering-holder-helps-man-with-immobile-hand-drive/articleshow/49233455.cms