3.photo prof meena hariharan

Centre for Health Psychology
University of Hyderabad
Prof. C. R. Rao Road, Gachibowli
Hyderabad – 500 046, India
Ph: 91-040-23134790/4791
Email: meena.healthpsychology@gmail.com

Prof. Meena Hariharan is the founder Director of the Centre for Health Psychology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India. The Centre for Health Psychology was launched in the year 2007 with her initiative under the leadership of the then Vice Chancellor, Prof. Seyed E. Hasnain. The Centre developed into a prominent academic unit of the University within a span of five years. This is the only unit of Psychology in the country that offers Master’s degree in Health Psychology. Her area of research is Behavioural Cardiology, an upcoming area in the field of Health Psychology.

Previous Occupations

1992—2007: Lecturer, Reader, Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad

During this period she was involved in faculty development programmes organized for the lecturers from colleges and universities from all over the country. During these years her perseverance and initiative to bring the discipline of Psychology as an academic unit in the University finally took shape in 2006-07.

1989—1992: Specialist (Psychology) State Resource Centre (UNICEF Project) Andhra Mahila Sabha College of Education, Hyderabad

As a Specialist (Psychology), she was responsible in evolving low cost learning kits for preschool children of Anganwadis.

1986—1989: Assistant Research Officer, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad

Prof. Meena Hariharan worked in a WHO project that came up with a tool for identifying developmental delays/retardation among children from birth to six years. During this period she also trained several batched of village level workers in administering the psychosocial tool to assess developmental milestones of children in rural areas.


Institution Building

She played a key role in the establishment of the Centre from conceptualisation to fruition.  This entailed a sustained effort from the stage of preparing a blueprint, making the initial proposal to several approvals and clearances at different levels of the University and the Federal Government. The Centre for Health Psychology was launched in the year 2007. From a modest beginning with 13 students in the year 2007 offering one course, the Centre has now grown to more than 100 students pursuing three different courses in Health psychology. 

Prof. Hariharan has been in research and teaching since 1983. She is one of the very few Psychologists in India working in the area of Behavioural Cardiology. Her research work reflects Stress and Coping Behaviour, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Trauma, and Impact of Quality of Communication on Cardiac Patients. Besides this, she has worked extensively on Resilience and Emotional Cognitive Behaviour of Children.

Her attempts to take Psychology to common man includes a number of articles in national as well as vernacular newspapers and magazines. Making use of educational technology, she produced a nine-part audiovisual programme on ‘Coping with Stress’ which was telecast in a countrywide classroom.


Research Projects

Completed 25 research projects that received funding from international, national and state agencies.

Major Research contributions

Among the significant contributions of Prof Meena Hariharan to the field of Health Psychology are:

  1. Development of an intervention module called PACE (Programme for Affective Cognitive Education) for the patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) which was proved to speed up the pace of convalescence.
  2. Development of a new method of determining the quality of doctor-patient communication by measuring the mutuality of communication.
  3. Standardization of Adolescent Wellbeing scale for Indian population along with Dr.MeeraPadhy. The scale can be used as a diagnostic tool by paediatricians.
  4. Development of Hariharan-Rana synergy model of resilience in association with Dr.Suvashisa Rana. The model is tested through a Resilience Test Battery. This model enables measuring resilience holistically with a test battery.

Research guidance

Ph.D.:  Six- Three awarded & Three in the process
M.Phil.: Two – Awarded

Awards & Achievements

1. Prof.Anima Sen  award for the best publication for the article ‘Psychological Distress as Predictor of Adherence and Prognosis among Patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting’  coauthored with Marlyn Thomas and Suvashisa Rana,2016, Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology42 (1), 161

2. Hyderabad Psychiatrist Society Oration on Behavioural Cardiology 2017

Seminars & Workshops

Organizing Secretary for four national level seminars organized by the Centre for Health Psychology, University of Hyderabad between the years 2008 and 2017. Apart from this, she delivered keynote addresses, special lectures, plenary sessions and presented papers in more than 60 international and national seminars.


Membership in professional Bodies

  • Founder President of Association of Health Psychologists, India
  • Two times nominated as Executive member of National Academy of Psychology, India. She is in the editorial board of Journal of Indian Health Psychology

Membership Health Organizations

  • Member, Institutional Ethics Committee in Global Hospital, Hyderabad
  • Member, Institutional Ethics Committee in Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad
  • Member, Institutional Ethics Committee in Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad
  • Member, Institutional Ethics Committee Continental Hospital, Hyderabad

Publications

Prof.Hariharan started her work in the area of Health Psychology in 2007 and her contributions resulted in the publication of a book titled ‘Coping with Life Stress: Indian Experience’ co-authored with Late Prof RadhanathRath, considered an icon in Psychology in India published by Sage in 2008. This book is widely acknowledged as a definitive contribution combining theory and practice of stress and stress management.

Her second publication is titled ‘Trauma and Pain management; Biopsychosocial Perspectives an edited volume with two other colleagues, Dr.G.Padmaja and Dr.MeeraPadhy, published by Global Vision (2010). The book has successfully brought the perspectives of medical practitioners, psychologists and practitioners of alternative medicine that advocated the need for shifting from bio-medical to Biopsychosocial approach to health.

She has worked extensively in the area of Behavioural Cardiology. The citations of her work since 2007 is 73 and h-index 6 (Google Scholar).

Prof.Hariharan has completed a total of 25 research projects, funded by international, national and local state agencies.

Books

  1. Trauma  and Pain: Biopsychosocial Perspectives, Globalvision Publishing House, New Delhi, 2011
  2. Coping life stress: The Indian Experience, SAGE, 2008.
  3. Globalization Contextualizing Social Science Research, Allied Publications 2006.

Articles in Professional Journals

  1. Rajendran, A., Hariharan, M. & Rao, C. R. (2019). A Holistic Approach to Measuring Resilience: Development and Initial Validation of Resilience Test Battery. International Journal of Humanities & Social Science Studies (IJHSSS),Vol 6(3), 52-64.
  2. Monteiro, S. R., & Hariharan, M. (2019). Family Support in Effective Management of Hypertension: Role of Children as Passive Change Agents. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research (IJHSR), Vol 9(6).
  3. Hariharan, M., Monteiro, S. R., Asha, D., & Rao, C. R. (2018). Perceptions of Health: a Developmental Trend in Indian School Children. Child Indicators Research, 1-18.
  4. Rithuma O. & Hariharan M. (2018). Health Communication for Effective Management: A Case for Hypertension. Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (JIAAP), Vol 44, 257.
  5. Hariharan, M., Andrew, A., Kallevarapu, V., Rao, C. R., & Chivukula, U. (2018). Conceptualizing hypertension: A developmental trend in school children. International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences, 7(3), 177.
  6. Padhy M., Padiri R, Hariharan M., & Rana S. (2018). Diabetes Mellitus Knowledge Test: Development, psychometric evaluation, and establishing norms for Indian population. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries. (Accepted)
  7. Nagpal N. A., Aarthi R., Hariharan M., Naga Seema N.D.S., & Rao C. R. (2018). Conceptualizing HIV/AIDS: Developmental Trends in School Children. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science (IOSR-JNHS), Vol 6, 74-81. ISSN: 2320-1940.
  8. Padhy, M., R. Lalnuntluangi, Chelli, K., Hariharan, M., & Rao, C. R. (2018). Conceptual Complexity in Children’s Understanding of Diabetes. Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing.
  9. Andrew, A. & Hariharan, M. (2017). Hypertension Knowledge Test: Development and Validation. The International Journal of Indian Psychology, Vol 5, 44-55. Doi: 10.25215
  10. Swarajya K., Tiamongla, Vanlalhruaii C., Hariharan M., Padmaja G., & Rao C. R. (2017). Children’s understanding of Cancer: Developmental trend in their conceptual complexity. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, New Delhi (Accepted).
  11. Chivukula, U., Hariharan, M., Rana, S., Thomas, M., & Andrew, A. (2017). Enhancing hospital well-being and minimizing intensive care unit trauma: Cushioning effects of psychosocial care. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, 21(10), 640.
  12. Hariharan, M. & Rana, S. (2017). Conceptual Complexity of Resilience: Synergy Approach to Measurement. In U. Kumar, The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience (Ed.), Routledge 64-73.
  13. M. Thomas, Hariharan, M. & Rana, S. (2016). Psychological Distress as Predictor of Adherence and Prognosis among Patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology 42 (1), 161.
  14. Hariharan, M., M. Thomas & Rana, S. (2015). The Adherence Scale for Cardiac Patients: Development and Initial Testing.  Indian Journal of Health & Wellbeing 6 (10), 936.
  15. Hariharan, M., U. Chivukula, & Rana, S. (2015). The intensive care unit psychosocial care scale: Development and initial validation. Intensive Critical Care Nursing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn.2015.06.003, 31 (6), 343-351.
  16. Swain, S., Hariharan, M., Rana, S., U. Chivukula, & M. Thomas (2015). Doctor-patient communication: Impact on adherence and prognosis among patients with primary hypertension. Psychological Studies, 60(1), 25-32. doi: 10.1007/s12646-014-0291-5
  17. Hariharan, M., C. R. Rao, Rana, S., & Swain, S.(2015). Similarity Index: A New Approach to Measuring Doctor–Patient Communication. Psychological Studies, 60 (4), 462-467, Ed. Springer.
  18. Rana, S. & Hariharan, M. (2014). Positive social support and flourishing relationships.   In U. Kumar, Archana, & V. Prakash (Eds.), Positive Psychology: Applications in Work, Health and Well-being (pp. 108-119). New Delhi: Pearson Publications. ISBN: 978 93 325 4131 3
  19. Padmaja, G., Vanlalhruaii, Rana, S., Nandinee, D., & Hariharan, M. (2014). Care givers’ depression, anxiety, distress and somatization as predictors of identical symptoms in cancer patients. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. Vol 12, 53-57. doi:10.4103/0973-1482. 146088
  20. Hariharan, M., Padmaja, G., & Rana, S., (2014). Biopsychosocial Approach to Health Care: Towards Optimizing the Outcome, R.C. Sobti, Jitendra Mohan, Meena Sehgal, Vipin Sobti & Sanjeev K.Sharma (Eds), Biopsychological impacts in the era of science and technology, pp 205-219. Narendra Publishing House. ISBN: 978-93-82471-82-0.
  21. Chivukula, U., Hariharan, M., Rana, S., Thomas, M., & Swain, S. (2014). Role of psychosocial care on ICU trauma. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 36(3), 312-316. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.135388 Medical Jargons as Hindrance in Doctor-Patient Communication, Psychological Studies, 2014, Springer.
  22. M. Thomas, Hariharan, M., Rana, S., Swain, S., & Andrew, A. (2014). Medical Jargons as Hindrance in Doctor-Patient Communication, Psychological Studies, Springer, 59 (4), 394-400.
  23. Hariharan, M., Swain, S., & U. Chivukula (2014). Childhood Stress and its Impact on Learning and Academic Performance, Holliman A.J. (ed.), Educational Psychology, 127-139, Routledge, London and New York
  24. Hariharan, M., Karimi, M., & Kishore, M. T.(2014). Resilience in persons with Physical Disabilities; Role of Perceived Environment And Emotional Intelligence, Journal of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, Vol 40, No. 1, 97-102.
  25. Chivukula, U., Swain, S., Rana, S., & Hariharan, M. (2013). Perceived Social Support and Type of Cardiac Procedures as Modifiers of Hospital Anxiety and Depression. Psychological Studies, 58(3), 242-247. doi: 10.1007/s12646-013-0199-5
  26. Hariharan, M. & Kishore, M. T. (2013). Non-communicable diseases: Issues, challenges and solutions for India. Indian Journal of Psychology and Mental Health, 7(1), 147-156.
  27. Hariharan, M. & U. Chivukula (2011). Patient Care in Intensive Care Units (ICUs): Biopsychosocial Assessment, Journal of Indian Health Psychology, Vol 6, No 1.     
  28. Hariharan, M. & Padhy, M. (2011). Emotional Intelligence of Doctors. Social Science International, 27(1), 15.
  29. Hariharan, M. (2011). Coping with Hospitalization Trauma & Pain: Role of Health Psychologist, page 185-202, Hariharan, Padmaja & Padhy (ed) Trauma & Pain: Biopsychosocial Perspectives, 185 Global Vision Pubilshing House.
  30. Hariharan, M., Prasad, K. & Swain, S.  (2010). Stress and Coping Styles of Pilots in Indian Civil Aviation-An Exploratory Study, Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology Vol.37, No.1.
  31. Hariharan, M. (2009). Ageism in Indian Society: New Pointers for a Policy Review. Behavioural Issues in Aging Care, Concerns & Commitments, 221-229, Concept Publication.
  32. Hariharan, M. & Padhy, M. (2008). Religion and Rituals as Aids to Psychological Wellbeing- a Hindu Perspective, Journal of Indian Health psychology, Vol 2, No 2.
  33. Hariharan, M. (2007). Positive Health and wellbeing in Adverse Environment: A leaf from the Invulnerables. In Amritha Yadav and Nov Rathan Sharma (Eds.) Positive Health Psychology, 71. Global Vision Publishing House, New Delhi, India.
  34. Hariharan, M. (2007). Positive Health and wellbeing in Adverse Environment: A leaf from the Invulnerables. In Amritha Yadav and Nov Rathan Sharma (Eds.) Positive Health Psychology. Global Vision Publishing House, New Delhi, India.
  35. Counseling: Myths and Facts (2004) The ICFAI Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Vol. III No. 4
  36. Promoting New Partnerships for Literacy: Hyderabad University Model, 2004.  University News, Vol. 42, No. 32.
  37. Process Monitoring of Literacy Campaigns (2002) in K. Sudha Rao (Ed.) Educational Policies in India: Analysis and Review of Promise and Performance.  NIEPA, 2002.
  38. Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Usha Rai Negi & Veena Bhalla (Ed.).  Effectiveness & Quality in Higher Education, Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi, 1999, (pp. 93-120) (Co-authored)
  39. Peer Nomination as Diagnostic Tool, Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, Vol. 25, No. 1-2, p. 83-89, 1999.
  40. Restructuring Courses: Plea for Holistic Perspective, New Frontiers in Education, Vol. XXIX, No. 3, July-September 1999 (Co-authored).
  41. Towards Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Vol. XIII, January 1999 (Co-authored)
  42. Measuring Professional Competence: New Evidence, University News, Vol. 37, No. 13, p. 14-15, March 29, 1999 (Co-authored).
  43. Total Literacy Campaigns: Their Social Impact – A Case Study of East Godavari, Indian Journal of Adult Education, Vol. 159, No. 2, 1998 (Co-authored).
  44. Accountability: The Answer to Quality in Higher Education, College Times, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 1996.
  45. Quality Assurance in Higher Education-I, University News, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 4-9, March 11, 1996 (Co-authored).
  46. Quality Assurance in Higher Education-II, University News, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 3-7, March 8, 1996 (Co-authored).
  47. Quality Assurance in Higher Education-III, University News, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 3-7, March 25, 1996 (Co-authored).
  48. Invulnerable Children: The Torchbearers for Intervention Policies for the Disadvantaged, Trends in Social Science Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 33-34, 1995.
  49. Time Management of College Teachers: Some Issues, University News, May 22, 1995.
  50. Self-Evaluation by Teacher Trainees: A Case Study, UGC Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 17, No. 3, 1994 (Co-authored).
  51. Professionalizing the Orientation Courses: Some Issues, University News, Vol. 33, August 15, 1994, pp. 19-21 (Co-authored).
  52. Management of Training in Higher Education: The Role of Academic Staff Colleges, Progressive Educational Herald, Vol. 7, 1992, pp. 64-69, 1992 (Co-authored).
  53. Identification and Development of Talent in Disadvantaged Children, p. 159-172, Identification and Development of Talent, ed. M.K. Raina, S. Gulati, NCERT Publications, 1988 (Co-authored).
  54. Role of Parents and Childcare Workers in Identifying and Nurturing Talent (Excerpts), ICCW News Bulletin, Vol. 35, No. pp. 1-11, March 1987 (Co-authored).
  55. School Grade, Sex and Academic Achievement Difference in Peer Rating, Journal of Education and Psychology, Vol. 44, No. 2, 1987 (Co-authored).
  56. Intra-caste, Inter-caste and Inter-tribe Variations in Intelligence of Primary Grade Children, Bombay Psychologist, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1986 (Co-authored).
  57. Academic Competence and Curiosity, Perspectives in Psychological Research, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1986 (Co-authored).

Publications in other areas of Psychology

  1. Counseling: Myths and Facts (2004) The ICFAI Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Vol. III No. 4
  2. Promoting New Partnerships for Literacy: Hyderabad University Model, 2004.  University News, Vol. 42, No. 32.
  3. Process Monitoring of Literacy Campaigns (2002) in K. Sudha Rao (Ed.) Educational Policies in India: Analysis and Review of Promise and Performance.  NIEPA, 2002.
  4. Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Usha Rai Negi & Veena Bhalla (Ed.).  Effectiveness & Quality in Higher Education, Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi, 1999, (pp. 93-120) (Co-authored)
  5. Peer Nomination as Diagnostic Tool, Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, Vol. 25, No. 1-2, p. 83-89, 1999.
  6. Restructuring Courses: Plea for Holistic Perspective, New Frontiers in Education, Vol. XXIX, No. 3, July-September 1999 (Co-authored).
  7. Towards Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Vol. XIII, January 1999 (Co-authored)
  8. Measuring Professional Competence: New Evidence, University News, Vol. 37, No. 13, p. 14-15, March 29, 1999 (Co-authored).
  9. Total Literacy Campaigns: Their Social Impact – A Case Study of East Godavari, Indian Journal of Adult Education, Vol. 159, No. 2, 1998 (Co-authored).
  10. Accountability: The Answer to Quality in Higher Education, College Times, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 1996.
  11. Quality Assurance in Higher Education-I, University News, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 4-9, March 11, 1996 (Co-authored).
  12. Quality Assurance in Higher Education-II, University News, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 3-7, March 8, 1996 (Co-authored).
  13. Quality Assurance in Higher Education-III, University News, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 3-7, March 25, 1996 (Co-authored).
  14. Invulnerable Children: The Torchbearers for Intervention Policies for the Disadvantaged, Trends in Social Science Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 33-34, 1995.
  15. Time Management of College Teachers: Some Issues, University News, May 22, 1995.
  16. Self-Evaluation by Teacher Trainees: A Case Study, UGC Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 17, No. 3, 1994 (Co-authored).
  17. Professionalizing the Orientation Courses: Some Issues, University News, Vol. 33, August 15, 1994, pp. 19-21 (Co-authored).
  18. Management of Training in Higher Education: The Role of Academic Staff Colleges, Progressive Educational Herald, Vol. 7, 1992, pp. 64-69, 1992 (Co-authored).
  19. Identification and Development of Talent in Disadvantaged Children, p. 159-172, Identification and Development of Talent, ed. M.K. Raina, S. Gulati, NCERT Publications, 1988 (Co-authored).
  20. Role of Parents and Childcare Workers in Identifying and Nurturing Talent (Excerpts), ICCW News Bulletin, Vol. 35, No. pp. 1-11, March 1987 (Co-authored).
  21. School Grade, Sex and Academic Achievement Difference in Peer Rating, Journal of Education and Psychology, Vol. 44, No. 2, 1987 (Co-authored).
  22. Intra-caste, Inter-caste and Inter-tribe Variations in Intelligence of Primary Grade Children, Bombay Psychologist, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1986 (Co-authored).
  23. Academic Competence and Curiosity, Perspectives in Psychological Research, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1986 (Co-authored).

Popular articles

  1. Ragging too is a Social Evil.  Deccan Chronicle.  November 25 2001.
  2. On the Word “Sorry”, Vaartha, February 9, 1997
  3. On Examinations. Suprabhatam April 20, 1997.
  4. Handling Examinations, Deccan Chronicle, March 17, 1996
  5. On Disciplining Children, Vaarth, August 16, 1996
  6. On Interaction with Children, Vaartha, October 26, 1996
  7. Inside the Heart of the Child (Short Story), Deccan Chronicle, March 6, 1994
  8. Kids in Distress, Indian Express, August 18, 1991
  9. Enforced Togetherness, Indian Express, December 22, 1990
  10. Rhyme Power and Your Child, Deccan Chronicle, December 18, 1988.
  11. How to Take Care of Pre-Schoolers.  Deccan Herald, Sunday Herald.  January 12, 1986.
  12. Tinku’s Problems (Short Story), Femina, February 1986.
  13. Do You Care for Your Children? Ten Commandments for Parents for Raising Children, Souvenir of Nehru Institute of Youth Affairs, Bhubaneswar, 1985 (Co-authored).
  14. Choosing the Best Kindergarten for Your Child, Women’s Era, Vol. 11, Issue 275, May 1985.

Research Projects

International

  1. Empowering the Disabled through SLF Intervention: A Case Study in India, 2007.
  2. Training of trainers in the field of Disability with Catholic University, Milan, Italy (in the pipeline).

National

Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR)
  1. Effect of Neuro feedback as Therapeutic intervention forstudents of primary schools with with problems of Attention and Concentration
Ministry of HRD Projects
  1. External Evaluation Continuing Education in Bangalore (Urban) Karnataka
  2. Evaluation of Total Literacy Programme in Bargarh, Orissa, 2007.
  3. Evaluation of Literacy Campaingn in Vikarabad, Ranga Reddy Dist. ., 2003
UGC Projects
  1. Standardization of Indian Scale of Adolescence Wellbeing, 2016
  2. Outreach Activity: Implementation of Literacy Campaign, a Major Project under Universities with Potential for Excellence
  3. UGC Major Research Project on Impact of Orientation Courses a study of teacher competence, 2004.
State
  1. Impact of  Aksharabharati in Chittoor Dist., Andhra Pradesh (ongoing)
  2. Impact of  Aksharabharati in Kadapa Dist., Andhra Pradesh(ongoing)
  3. Impact of  Aksharabharati in Nizamabad, Dist., Andhra Pradesh (ongoing)
  4. Orientation Programme in Research Methodology for Teaching Staff of College of Teacher Education, Andhra Mahila Sabha, Hyderabad, December 8, 2005.
  5. Impact of Orientation Courses on Clientele Group, UGC Major Research Project, 2004
  6. External Evaluation of Akshara Sandranthi, Vikarabad Municipality, Andhra Pradesh, 2002.
  7. External Evaluation of Akshara Sankranthi, Vikarabad Municipality, Andhra Pradesh, 2002.
  8. Akshara Sankranti, Chittoor, 2002
  9. Evaluation of Total Literacy Campaign in Kodagu District, Karnataka State, May 2000.
  10. Study of Impact of TLC in Mahabubnagar District, July 1999.
  11. Evaluation of Total Literacy Campaign in Akola District, Maharashtra, December 1999.
  12. Evaluation of the Total Literacy Campaign in Krishna District: A Report (Submitted in March 1998).
  13. Study of Impact of Literacy Campaign in Medak (Submitted in October 1998).
  14. Study of Social Impact of Literacy Campaign in East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, sponsored by Zilla Saksharata Samiti and the National Literacy Mission, Govt. of India. (Submitted in May 1997).
  15. Evaluation of Total Literacy Campaign in East Godavari Dist., Andhra Pradesh, sponsored by Zilla Saksharata Samiti and the National Literacy Mission, Govt. of India. (Submitted in May 1997).
  16. Impact of Orientation Programmes on Clientele Group, 1995.
  17. Impact of Orientation Courses on Clientele Group, Minor Research Project, 1995.

Outreach activities

  1. Member, Institutional Ethics Committee, Global Hospitals, Hyderabad.
  2. Member, Institutional Ethics Committee, Yashodha Hospital, Hyderabad.
  3. Member, Anandha Bharati, (Non formal Education Programme for the disadvantaged groups).
  4. Core Committee member in Literacy Campaign, Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad, 2003-2005.
  5. Coordinator, University of Hyderabad, Counseling Centre for Psychological Intervention to the University Community.
  6. Chairman Board of Studies, Department of Psychology, Yogi Vemana University Cuddapah, Andhra Pradesh
  7. Member: Board of Studies Department of Psychology, Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Consultancy

Study of Voter Preference in Selected Parliamentary Constituencies in 1996 Lok Sabha Elections as consultant: Submitted the report.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Core committee member of the University of Hyderabad that spearheaded the literacy campaign in Serilingampally municipality between the years 2003-2005. The campaign, which was a public-private partnership between the University and local municipality took the shape of a movement involving members of the university community, government officials and village level volunteers. This turned several thousands of non-literate adults into literates for whom the University conducted a convocation and awarded literacy certificates.


Seminar

International

  1. Inclusive Education, Stitching Liliane Fonds, Denbosch, Netherlands, May 2006.
  2. International conference on Higher Education for Human development on February 22-24, 2000, Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.
  3. Conference paper: presented on “Measuring Social change affected by intervention programmes; a study of social impact of literacy campaigns in East Godavari – swinburne International conference on emerging issues in Psychology, January 14-16, 1999.

National

  1. Invited as Resource Person to conduct training on ‘Building Interpersonal Relationships: Transactional Analyses at 3-day Workshop on Life Skills Training Programme for Youth (UG & PG students) organized by S. V. University, Tirupati on 10th March, 2017.
  2. Delivered a lecture on ‘Interventional Psychocardiology for enhancing cardiac health’ in the National Seminar 2017 organized by Dept. of Psychology, Delhi University from 8th to 9th March, 2017.
  3. Delivered a lecture on Psychocardiology-Rhetoric or Reality? at a National Conference on Expanding Frontiers of Applied Psychology organized by University of Calcutta, Kolkata on 3rd March, 2017.
  4. Valedictory address on the Biopsychosocial approach as the corner stone to implementation Research in Health Sciences in the Seminar organized by School of Medical Sciences, University of Hyderabad on 12th November, 2016.
  5. Delivered Keynote address on Gender disparity and awareness in a workshop conducted on Women in Sciences by School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad on 10th October, 2016.
  6. Delivered Keynote address at Coherence-2016 organized by College for Integrates Studies, University of Hyderabad on 7th October, 2016.
  7. Delivered a lecture at 10th Biennial National Conference of IAOP on Psychology for Health, Harmony and Happiness organized in Cuddapah from 3rd to 4th October, 2016.
  8. Delivered a special lecture on Qualitative Research in 5-days National Seminar on ‘Thinking Qualitative Approaches and Methods of Qualitative Research in Social Science organized by St. Francis College for Women, Begumpet, Hyderabad on 19th September, 2016.
  9. Delivered a plenary talk on ‘Behavioural Cardiology: Contemporary advances and future directions’ at 3-day National Seminar on ‘Health Psychology: Contributions to Health and Wellbeing’ from 4-6 August, 2016 organized by the Centre for Health Psychology in collaboration with NIRDPR & AHP in Humanities Auditorium, University of Hyderabad.
  10. Invited lecture on ‘Psychological needs of children’ on Regional Conference on ‘Early Childhood Care & Education’ organized by Delhi Public School, Hyderabad on 22 August, 2015.
  11. Delivered a key note on ‘Occupational Health and Hygiene’ at International Conference organized by the Dept. of Psychology, IDE-University of Madras on 1st February, 2015.
  12. Delivered a lecture in the National Conference on ‘Adolescent Development: Issues and Challenges’ organized by Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata during 29-30 January, 2015.
  13. Organized Foundation Day of the Centre for Health Psychology and Launching of Indian Association of Health Psychologists (IAHP) on 06th August, 2014.
  14. Seminar presentation at CHP-JMU Conference on 15th – 16th April, 2014 organized by the Centre for Health Psychology, UoH.
  15. Resource Person: in five-day Workshop on Research Methodology & Qualitative Techniques ‘Sampling Procedure – Types of Sampling & Sampling Errors’ organized by St. Francis Degree College, Begumpet, Hyderabad on 04.10.2013.
  16. Chaired a session: on ‘Hospice Care-Sparsh’ in a Seminar on ‘Challenges in Hospice & Palliative Care’ organized by Sparsh Hospice, Hyderabad on 26.08.2013.
  17. Paper presented: Sleep quality in obese and non-obese adults, (with Aarthi R., Meena Hariharan, Suvashisa Rana, Ruth Angiel P), National Seminar on Obesity: Contemporary Issues and Challenges, August 6-7, 2013.
  18. Keynote address: (Stress in Millennium) in the inaugural function of the Stress Awareness Month (SAM) and one-day programme ‘Win Over Stress’ organized by International Stress Management Association (ISMA) at Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad on 06.04.2013.
  19. Chaired a session on ‘Emotional Intelligence and Self Awareness’ in Global Medical Education and Research Foundation, 09.03.2013
  20. Delivered a lecture on ‘Stress Management’, AP State Financial Corporation on 19.02.2013
  21. Delivered a session on ‘Victims of Road Crashes and their Families: A Perspective’ in National Media Workshop on Road Safety, Somajiguda, Hyderabad on 18.12.2012.
  22. Delivered Valedictory address in one-day Workshop ‘Pevention and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women’, LIC of India, Hyderabad on 19.11.2012.
  23. Delivered an invited lecture in A.P. Science Congress on the topic ‘Towards effective management of life style disorders: Biopsychosocial approach’ organized by A.P. Science Academy, Guntur on 14.11.2012.
  24. Participated in the symposium on “Victory over mental illness: An interaction with patients and professionals” under the banner ‘InPSYght 2012’ organized by the Centre for Health Psychology on 10 October 2012.
  25. Chaired a special session in State Level Conference on ‘Translating Food and Nutrition into Health’, Sarojini Naidu Vanita Maha Vidyalaya on 06.10.2012.
  26. Delivered an invited guest lecture in National Conference on ‘Positive Behavior: Perspectives & Applications’, Department of Psychology, Pondicherry Central University, Pondicherry on 21.09.2012
  27. Delivered Valedictory address in two-day National Conference ‘Teaching and Learning for Excellence’, National Institute of Technology, Warangal on 18.07.2012.
  28. A Review of Research on Effect of Relaxation on Hypertension, 19th NAOP Conference, Bangaluru, March 6-9, 2010
  29. Doctor-Patient Communication:Impact on Patient Compliance and Disease Prognosis –A theoretical Model, 19th NAOP Conference, Bangaluru, March 6-9, 2010
  30. Enhancing Quality Care in ICU:Need for Holistic Approach, 14th International & 45th National Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology,Visakhapatnam,Feb 19th,2010
  31. “Applied Philisophy – A Colloquium for Developing Curriculum for Applied Philosophy Courses” held from 11th to 13th April, 2008 at GITAM,  Institute of  Human Sciences and Services, Visakhapatnam.
  32. “Women Grievance Redressal Cell of South Central Zone,  LIC  of India Hyderabad. On February 05, 2007.
  33. ‘Stress and Coping’, Seminar on Integral Health: a Holistic Approach, organized by Department of Psychology, Osmania University and Aurobindo School of Human Studies, Hyderabad, December 9-10, 2006.
  34. ‘Technology, Governance and Development’, JNTU, Hyderabad, November 20-21, 2006.
  35. ‘GATS & Higher Education’, National Seminar on intellectual Property Rights: Academic & Technological Dimensions, JNTU, A.P., January 11, 2006.
  36. Reinventing Professional Training for Teachers in Higher Education: Need for Policy Changes’, 7th National Conference on Integral Education, Pondicherry Psychology Association, January 7-8, 2006.
  37. ‘Psychological Care of the Aged: The Present and Future Scenario: Policy Implications’, National Seminar on Psychological Care of the Aged: Canadian and Indian Perspectives, Department of Psychology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, March 11-12, 2006.
  38. Literacy for Life Skills Education: An Alternative Strategy’, National Workshop on Life Skills Education for Youth Development, Department of Adult and Continuing Education, for Youth Development, Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Madras, Chennai, February 16-18, 2006.
  39. ‘Psychological Well-Being: The Invulnerable Model’, National Seminar on Promoting Psychological Well-Being Across Lifespan, Department of Psychology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, February 22-24, 2006.
  40. Workshop on “Human Development & Social Health”, organized by the Centre for Advance Studies in Psychology, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar, February 19-22, 2006.
  41. Policy initiatives, 23-24 March, 2006, organized by National Institute of Small Industry Extension training (nisiet).
  42. Coordinator: National Seminar on ‘Globalization: Contextualizing Social Science Research in India – Towards Diagnostics, Predictive & Intervention Modules’, November 15-16, 2005.
  43. ‘Literacy as outreach Activity: Case study of University of Hyderabad’ Round Table- Cum-Workshop on ‘Extension and Outreach Programmes in Indian Universities: Retrospect and Prospect’ Association of Indian Universities, University of Delhi, March 16, 2005.
  44. “Education for All”, organized by TV 9, a Telugu News Channel, October 23, 2005.
  45. Workshop on “Education for All”, organized by Jana Vigyana Vedika, September, 2005.
  46. South Zone Regional Workshop on “Curriculum Development on Human Development”, organized by the Institute of Human Development, New Delhi at UGC- Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, September 22, 2005.
  47. ‘Awareness of Mental Health & Well being: The Role of Media’, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Bhubaneswar, December 9, 2004.
  48. “Counseling: The Reality & Myth’ Seminar on Resolution of Family Disputes by ADR  Methods.  The International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Hyderabad. March 15, 2003.
  49. From Bondage to Freedom: Impact of A State Intervention in Mainstreaming the Child Labourer.  Shastri Indo-Canadian Seminar on Acculturation and Development of the Disadvantaged Groups.  Centre for Advanced Studies in Psychology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, January 30 to 31, 2003.
  50. ‘Globalization and its Impact on Aspiration and Achievement: Need for Policy Review.  International Conference on ‘Globalization & Challenges for Education’. February 19-21, 2003.
  51. Techniques of Scaling St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad, October 4, 2002.
  52. Discussant: Strategy paper on women empowerment, B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Govt. of A.P., Hyderabad, February 19, 2001.
  53. Reforms in educational sector, National Seminar on Economic Reforms and Future Perspectives, S D Signodia College of Arts and Commerce, Hyderabad February 7, 2001.
  54. The Process of invulnerability: Two case studies, Seminar on Nurturing Invulnerability in Disadvantaged Children, Orissa Psychology Association, Khurla Road, Orissa, November 13, 2000.
  55. “Democratic Decentralization and women’s participation”,  seminar on women in Panchayat Raj, Dept. of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, and UNICEF, Hyderabad on March 29, 2000.
  56. Conference of Higher Education for Human Development on February-24, 2000, Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.
  57. Two day workshop on evaluation strategies, DPEP, Hyderabad on January 28-29, 1999.
  58. Problems relating to learning achievement and quality of Higher Education sponsored by UGC on March 1999. organized by Kharasrola Mahavidyalaya, singhpur, Jaipur, Orissa.
  59. Key speaker on “The role of teacher in upbringing of the socially disadvantaged group of children”, state level millennium educational seminar “Vidyodayam” on December 19, 1999, at Indian Medical Association Hall, Koti, Hyderabad.

Lectures

International

  1. ‘Coping and Competence of Invulnerable Children’, Research Scholars of Department of Cross Cultural Psychology, Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands, May 16, 2006.

National

  1. Invited lecture in Dr. Ram Prasad Memorial Workshop on ‘A soft skills and practice refinement for Doctors’ organized at the Katriya Hotel and Towers, Somajiguda, Hyderabad on 12th February, 2017.
  2. Valedictory speech at a Programme conducted by Indian Statistical Institute, Habsiguda on 09.02.2017
  3. Invited talk as Resource Person for the Context Creators Roundtable on Children’s Issues organized by CMS, Hyderabad on 16.12.2016
  4. Invited lecture on ‘Pre-retirement counseling’ in a Workshop  at All India Radio, Hyderabad on 24.10.2016
  5. Invited as Psychologist for being in the Interview Panel of HPCL for recruitment of Chartered Accountant at Hyderabad on 21.09.2016
  6. Invited lecture on ‘Heart-Handle with Care’: contributions of Behavioural Cardiology at IIT Hyderabad, 14.09.2016
  7. Coping with Stress at Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad on 22.08.2016
  8. Scale Construction at Maulana Azad National Urdu University on 19.08.2016
  9. Teacher Student Interact: Transactional Analysis Approach at Maulana Azad National Urdu University on 21.07.2016
  10. Stress and Management at Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad on 27.06.2016
  11. Chaired a session on ‘Managing Changes’ in a Collaborative Workshop organized by the University of Hyderabad and Nagindas Khandwala College on UGC Choice Based Credit System on 21 November, 2015.
  12. Delivered a lecture on ‘Management and Cope up with Stress and Building up of Morale and Confidence’ in a Workshop conducted by the Cultural Detective Training School (CDTS), Ramanthapur, Hyderabad on 22 September, 2015.
  13. Responding to Student Needs at MGIT, Hyderabad on 04.03.2016
  14. Invited as a Member in the meeting of Board of Studies of the Dept. of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University on 19th & 20th February, 2016.
  15. Teacher Student Relationship: Transactional Analysis Approach at Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad on 07.12.2015.
  16. Transition from work life to retirement and importance of planning at All India Radio on 07.10.2015.
  17. Stress Management at RC Education, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, on 01.09.2015
  18. Group Dynamics, Orientation Course at Academic Staff College, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, on 25.03.2015.
  19. Resource Person to Round table with writers, producers and directors of T.V. channels, CMS, Hyderabad on ‘Impact of Media on Children’s Psychological Deployment’ on 21.12.2015.
  20. Resource Person to Round Table on Reporting on Education, CMS, Hyderabad ‘Reporting on Education Issues’ on 31.10.2015
  21. Group Dynamics, on 25.03.2015 at Maulana Azad National Urdu University
  22. Address the participants on ‘Health Care-Perceptions of 21st Century’s Indian Citizen – Media Initiatives’, All India Radio, 29.10.2014
  23. Chaired a session on ‘Psyhcooncology’ on 14th February, 2015 in 22nd International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hitex, Hyderabad held on 13-15 February, 2015.
  24. Chaired a session on ’Gender in a changing World’ at Women’s World Congress organised by the University of Hyderabad on 18 August, 2014.
  25. Guest lecture: on ‘Role of Teachers in Enhancing student motivation’, Vasavi Engineering College, 11.11.2013
  26. Invited lecture: ‘Coping with Stress’, MAANU, 20.06.2013
  27. Invited lecture:  ‘Stress and Coping’, MAANU, 17.05.2013
  28. Talk: Developing Positive Perspective in Adolescent Girls; All India Radio, Hyderabad, 26.04.2013.
  29. Innovation: A Prerequisite of Creative Mind, All India Radio, Vijayawada, 22.01.2013
  30. Time Management: Chat Show, All India Radio, 09.10.2012
  31. Communication Skills, MGIT, 02.08.2012
  32. The ABC of Minor Research, Academic Staff College, 28.06.2012
  33. Coping with Stress, International Training at NIRD, 10.05.12 & 11.05.12
  34. ‘Student Counseling’ for Teachers on 13th January 2007 VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad.
  35. A HRD Programme on “Communication Skills” from June 4 -7, 2007.at GSI Training Institute, Hyderabad.
  36. “Coping Strategies” at NIRD, Hyderabad. On August 2007.
  37. Key note address: “Teacher – Learner  Interaction and Student Motivation” at Villa Marie Junior Degree & PG College for Women, Hyderabad, 2007.
  38. “Commonage 2006-2007” on February 2, 2007. at Sundarayya Vignana Kendram, Hyderabad.
  39. Coping with Stress: Its Role in Holistic Health Care System
  40. ‘Effective Teaching’ (to the faculty), G. Narayanamma Institute of Technology & Science, Shaikpetnala, Hyderabad, January 30, 2006.
  41. Psychological Basis for Intimate Relationship and Emotional Health’, Training Workshop for the District judges, Secretaries of District Legal Services Authorities and Chairman of Permanent Lok Adalats, Hyderabad, August 12-14, 2006.
  42. ‘Sampling & Sampling Techniques’, Andhra Mahila Sabha College of Education, Hyderabad, December 13, 2005.
  43. ‘Research Planning & Designing’, Andhra Mahila Sabha College of Education, Hyderabad, December 13, 2005.
  44. ‘Communication, Understanding and Misunderstanding’, National Industrial Security Academy, Hakimpet, September 22, 2005.
  45. ‘Communication, Human Behavior, Attitudes and Perceptions’, National Industrial Security Academy, Hakimpet, August 8, 2005.
  46. ‘Drafting the Schedule and Conducting the Field Interviews’, workshop for Police Officers (Intelligence), Intelligence Department, A.P. Police, August2, 2005.
  47. ‘Effective Teaching’, Training of Trainers National Police Academy Hyderabad, June 17, 2005.
  48. Understanding Student Behaviour’, Seminar on Motivating Teachers, St. Joseph’s Group of Schools, Hyderabad, June 10, 2005.
  49. “Attitude  Behavior Towards Public / How to win Public Confidence’, Refresher Course for Police Personnel organized by the Hyderabad City Police, January 25 and April 16, 2005
  50. ‘Police Behavior and Public Perceptions’, Training Progamme for Hyderabad City Police, April 16, 2005.
  51. ‘Characteristics and needs of 3-5 year children’, State Level Training Programme for SRC on ECE conducted by DPEP, Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, State Project Office, January 27, 2005.
  52. ‘Interpersonal Communication: Transactional Analysis’, Training Programme on Group Dynamics and Team Building for Organizational Effectiveness, National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad, February 22, 2005.
  53. ‘Interpersonal Communication: Transaction Analysis;, Training  Programme on Group Dynamics and Team Building for Organizational Effectiveness, National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad, February 22, 2005.
  54. ‘Transactional Analysis to the faculty and students of Institute of Management Studies, Bhubaneswar, December 11, 2004.
  55. ‘Transactional Analysis’, Training Programme on Behavioral Skills for Organizational Management, National Institute of Rural Development, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, November 25, 2004.
  56. ‘Women and Work Culture’ at APARD AP Training Programme, May 24-29 2004
  57. ‘Interpersonal Relations and Team Work’ At Motivational training for A.P. TRANSCO. June 25, 2003.
  58. Counseling Skills. Bharat Institutions, Hyderabad, Decenniel Functions January 8, 2003.Psychology in Everyday life NIRD, Hyderabad, April 30, 2003.
  59. ‘Cognitive Development and Activities’, DPEP, Government of A.P., August 1, 2003.
  60. Need for Counselors in Family Disputes.  Workshop on Community based Activities –working of NGOs, Department of Psychology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, August 31, 2002.
  61. Need for Counselors in Family Disputes.  Workshop on Community based Activities –working of NGOs, ICFAI Hyderabad, January 3, 2003.
  62. ‘Role of Psychology in Education’ Workshop on Instructional Design & Delivery’ Vasavi Engineering College, Hyderabad, November 17-22, 2003.
  63. ‘Transactional Analysis at Behavioral Dimensions of Managing Change’, NIRD May 2, 2003.
  64. Transaction Analysis NIRD, Hyderabad, October 25, 2002.
  65. Teacher student interaction: T.A approach, University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, January 3, 2001.
  66. Needs of children, DPEP, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, October 4, 2000.
  67. Lecture: Scaling techniques: Likert Scale in NIRD, Hyderabad, November 27, 2000.
  68. ‘Adult Education: The problems & Perspectives’ The session with Deputy Directors of Adult education on30-11-1999, Adult education Dept.  Government of Andhra Pradesh.
  69. “Motivation for Development theory and exercises” on December 2, 1999, National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad.
  70. “Teacher-Student interaction: TA approach” for Centre for Educational Technology at Regional Engineering College, Warangal, on December 28, 1999.