Research Projects

·       Indian Council of Medical Research funded Collaborative Study  on  Chronic pain, 1981.

·       Study of Somatic Symptoms in Cancer: Manchester, England, 1988 to 1990.

·       Psychesthenic  Syndrome attributed to vaginal discharge. NIMHANS  project, 1988-1991.

·       Prevalence of premenstrual symptoms and syndromes in Indian women  NIMHANS Funded project, 1991 to 1993.

·       Prevalence of Eating disorders among  students in Bangalore. NIMHANS project, 1993-95.

·       WHO  project  on ‘Consumers’ and  Caregivers’  satisfaction  with  mental health services- a multisite study’, 1995 to 1997.

·       Ministry   of  Home  affairs,  Bureau  of  Police  Research   and Development  project on ‘Mental health problems  among  police  personnel – an epidemiological study’ 1996 to 97.

·       KMIO-NIMHANS   Collaborative   Projects   on   Psycho   Oncology,  Psychiatric   problems   in   patients   receiving   radiation treatment, and those with head and neck cancers, Concerns  and psychological problems in cancer patients, 1990 to 1998.

·       Collaborative  Study  on Cutaneous Body image  and  Psychosomatic  Reactivity  of  the  Skin, Joint  study  between  NIMHANS  and London, Ontario, Canada, 1997 to 1999.

·       International   Collaborative  Study  on  Quality  of   Life   of Caregivers of Dementia patients, Japan, 1997 to 1999.

·       Terry  Fox  Foundation Research Project on Psychosocial  care  to improve QOL of Cancer patients and their relatives 2001 – 2002

·       Clinical study of D-Serine Facilitation of Cognitive Retraining in Schizophrenia. Stanley Foundation, USA, 2006- 2010

·       International Study of Depression in Diabetes, INTERPRET DDD, 2012 to 2018

·       DST TIDE project on efficacy of a novel technology, MRI-guided neuronavigation system, to stimulate specified parts of the brains of patients with schizophrenia using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) while they are going through cognitive rehabilitation, 2013 –

·       Medical Research Council – Arts and Humainites Research Council, Global Health Partnership on Promoting Acceptable Public Health Interventions for Internal Migrants in India, UK, TISS, NIMHANS 2017 –

·       GCRF ESRC AHRC Developing mental health literacy in urban and rural communities in Kerala using theatre methodology, UK, TISS, NIMHANS & MHAT. 

·       NIHR Global Health Research Group: Improving Outcomes in Mental and Physical Multi morbidity and Developing Research Capacity (IMPACT) in South Asia, University of York

·       NIHR Global Health Research Group Study: Establishing a Standard Care Package to Improve Diagnosis and Early Hospital Management of Patients with Suspected Acute Brain Infections in Low and Middle Income Countries



Areas of Interest / Research

Cultural psychiatry; Neuropsychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry; Chronic Pain & Somatization; Quality of Life Research; Psycho Oncology & Palliative Care, Dementia  Instruments & Scales development & translations, Postgraduate training & teaching methods; Research Methodology & Ethics in research,