M.S.W. (Bharatidasan), M.Phil., Ph.D. (NIMHANS)
Professor and Chairperson
Centre of Disaster Management
Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies
phone: 022 25525886
Jacquleen Joseph has a MPhil and PhD in Psychiatric Social Work from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. She has been associated with JTSDS since its inception and was also the Dean of the school from 2015 to 2017. Her research, field action and teaching at the centre is around Psychosocial Care and Support in Disaster and Humanitarian Contexts. Tsunami 2004, Mumbai Terror Attack 2008, Zaveri Bazar Blast 2011, AMRI hospital fire 2011, Assam Conflict 2012, Nepal Earthquake 2015 and COVID 19 are the recent disasters where she continues long term engagement through research and field action in the psychosocial domain. She has been a social work faculty before moving into the field of disaster management. Some of the recent research and mobility grants received are : Disaster Resilience Leadership Research and Fellowship Project (B&G research grants 2017 - 19), UKIERI - Study in India Programme (British Council, Virtual Mobility grant, 2020), Helsus Travel Grant (University of Helsinky, Findland, 2019), Transboundary Water Governance and Capaciy Building for Civic Engagement(ICIMOD – HUC Research Networking Grant, 2021), Epidemic Prediction and Risk Reduction using AI/ML (Newton Bhabha Research Networking Grant, 2021- 22), Disaster Risk Creation in Urban Resettlement Processes, Independent Research Fund Denmark / Social Sciences (Independent Research Fund Denmark - 2021 - 25), among others. Her other areas of interest and work focus on disaster risk, vulnerability and recovery, vulnerability assessment and indices, disaster resilience leadership, civic engagement for transboundary water governance, among others.
Pyschosocial Support and Mental Health in Disasters,
Index and Indicators for Mental Health and Disaster Vulnerability,
Research and Other Projects
Transboundary Water Governance and Capaciy Building for Civic Engagement, ICIMOD – HUC Research Networking Grant, in partnership with University of Katmandu and Tribuvan University, Nepal, Initiated in 2021, Principal Investigator.
Epidemic Prediction and Risk Reduction using AI/ML, Newton Bhabha Research Networking Grant, in partnership with University of Cambridge, UK, initiated in 2021, Principal Investigator.
EOC to Grievance Redressal Cell - A Scoping Study to Understand the Infrastructure and Human Resource Requirements in the Context of Covid 19, Disaster Technical Support Facility, TISS, ongoing since 2020, Principal Investigator.
26/11 Memories, Hope and Way Forward, Virtual Exhibition Launched on 23rd Feb 2021. AAPTI Field Action Project , funded by Disaster Technical Support Facility, TISS, ongoing since 2008, Principal Investigator.
India Disaster Resilience Leadership - Phase III - Developing Case Studies and Other Knowledge Products, funded Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ongoing since 2017, initiated in partnership with George Washington University, USA, Principal Investigator.
Understanding Collective Stress in the Context of Recurrent Droughts in Marathwada, Disaster and Beyond, True North Private Ltd., ongoing since 2017, Principal Investigator.
Household Vulnerability to Drought in Selected villages of Marathwada Region, India, Disaster and Beyond, True North Private Ltd., ongoing since 2017, Principal Investigator.
Narayani to Gandak: Capturing Trajectories of Transboundary Water Governance and Civic Engagement, funded by ICIMOD - TROSA Grant - completed
Wounded attachments to disaster recovery: Gendered structural violence and everyday life, Indian experiences explored, “International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction”, https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1czDa7t2zZ5mXf, 59 (2021) 102242 [First Author].
Towards Understanding Collective Distress: A Study of Distressed Communities in Vidharbha, India, “International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters” 38(3), November, 2020, pp. 340 – 372 [First Author].
Elderly and Disaster Mental Health: Elderly and Disaster Mental Health: Understanding Older Persons’ Vulnerability and Psychosocial Well-Being Two Years after Tsunami, “Ageing International”, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12126-020-09375-w, 15th July 2020, pp- 1 – 18 [First Author].
Leadership in Disaster Resilience: Emergence, Practices, and Outcomes, “Indian Journal of Social Work”, Accepted for Publication on 5th April 2021 [Co-author].
Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: A Macro Framework, Disasters, 37(2), 185-200, 2013.
Psychosocial Support: Crying Need, Limited Capacity. In S. Parasuraman and Unni Krishnan (Eds.), India Disasters Report II: Redefining Disasters, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013 (co-author)
Psychosocial Training Needs Assessment among Residential Childcare Service Providers and Beneficiaries in the Indian Context, National Journal of Professional Social Work 10(2), 85-104, 2012 (co-author)
Field Action Projects:
Research Methodology I
Introduction to Public Health and Mental Health in Disasters
Research Methodology II
Psychosocial Health in Disaster Management (Concentration Courses)
Psychosocial Support and Mental Health Services in Disasters: Approaches and Interventions
Self Study: Mental Health and Disaster
Non Credited Inputs
Competency Assessment for Entry Level Disaster Management Professionals
Research Dissertation Guidance