Qualifications: Master of Science in Applied Psychology from Pondicherry University
Profile: Pavitra has completed her Master of Science in Applied Psychology from Pondicherry University. She worked as a therapist and then with Adivasi communities in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve towards better health, mental health, and wellbeing outcomes. Her interest in community work is in building structures of resilience in the paradigm of preventive health through wellbeing initiatives that determine aspects of vulnerability and align community needs to build agency inclusive of psycho-social, cultural, political, and environmental factors. Informed by Narrative and Expressive Arts Therapies, her research interest lies in mental health and preventive health outcomes in low-resource settings, inclusive pathways to health care, wellbeing interventions, and assessments.