Assistant Professor
Centre for Health Psychology
School of Medical Sciences
University of Hyderabad

Areas of Interest

Health Psychology, Psycho-oncology, Physiological Psychology, Caregiver Health

Teaching: (UG/PG)     

2015-2016: Contractual Faculty, Central University of Karnataka 

2017 onwards: Assistant Professor, Centre for Health Psychology, University of Hyderabad


  1. Life Member, Association of Health Psychologists
  2. Member International Psycho-oncology Society (IPOS)
  3. Member Mizoram Psychology Association


Research articles

  1. Vanlalhruaii, C., Gadiraju, P., Kopparty, S., Tiamongla. (2018). Quality of Life of elderly patients as predictor of their caregivers’ Quality of Life. Indian Journal of Gerontology; 32 (3)
  2. Kopparty S., Tiamongla, Vanlalhruaii, C., Hariharan, M., Gadiraju, P., & Rao, C.R. (2018). Children’s understanding of cancer: Developmental trend in their conceptual complexity. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, 9(10); 23-28.
  3. Padmaja, G., Chhakchhuak, V., & Rana, S.(2018). Cancer Specific Interpersonal Relationship Scale (CANSIRS): Construction and Preliminary Validation. Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology; 44: 296-306
  4. Padmaja, G., Vanlalhruaii, C., Rana, S., Tiamongla, & Kopparty, S. (2016). Quality of life of patients with cancer: A determinant of the quality of life of their family caregivers. Journal of Cancer Education, 32(3), 655-661. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1000-y. ISSN: 0885-8195 (print version); 1543-0154 (electronic version).
  5. Padmaja, G., Tiamongla, Rana, S., Vanlalhruaii, C., & Mohapatra, S. (2015). Do differences in place of living and gender affect self-efficacy and quality of life of university students? Indian Journal of Health & Wellbeing, 6(10), 953-957. ISSN: 2229-5356.
  6. Padmaja, G., Vanlalhruaii, C., Rana, S., Nandinee, D., & Hariharan, M. (2014).   Care givers’ depression, anxiety, distress and somatisation as predictors of identical symptoms in cancer patients. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics.  2016 Jan-Mar;12(1):53-7. doi: 10.4103/0973-1482.146088. ISSN: Print -0973-1482, Online – 1998-4138.
  7. Padmaja, G., Sushma, B., & Vanlalhruaii, C. (2014). Enhancing the Life Skills in Patients with Cancer and other Chronic Illness. Humanities and Social Science Studies, 3(1), e-27. doi:  10.4081/hpr.2013.e27. ISSN: 2319-829X.