Pavitra Vasudevan

Senior Research Assistant – Community Wellbeing and Environment

Qualifications: Master of Science in Applied Psychology from Pondicherry University


Profile: I have completed my Master of Science in Applied Psychology from Pondicherry University. I worked as a therapist and then with Adivasi communities in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve towards better health, mental health, and wellbeing outcomes. My 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 my research interest lies in mental health and preventive health outcomes in low-resource settings, inclusive pathways to health care, wellbeing interventions, and assessments.

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