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Ms Sukanya Ray

Assistant Professor , Mumbai campus

Centre for Human Ecology , School of Human Ecology

M.Phil. (NIMHANS),
M.Sc. (Psycology),

I am a clinical psychologist by training, working as Assistant Professor in the School of Human Ecology.

I completed my Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Psychology from the University of Calcutta and then received my M.Phil training from the National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) Bangalore. I am also trained in several trauma-focused approaches to therapy including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS)Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis and Neurofeedback. 

I am also the founder-trustee of Humane For Animals Society, a not-for-profit organization that works towards resolution of human-animal conflicts and rehabilitation of homeless animals. 

My research interests include:

1) Traumatic Stress and Adaptation

2) Neuropsychology of decision making - trust, volunteering behavior, deceptive behavior using both experimental paradigm and neuropsychological assessments.

3) Online Behavior - Gaming, trolling and online bullying using a range of methodologies including data mining

4) Compassion research - including Compassion Fatigue and Pro-Environmental Behaviors

5) Suicidality and its correlates

6) Perfectionism: correlates and the construct in the Ideation-to-Action framework





Journal Articles:

Gautham, M. S., Gururaj, G., Varghese, M., Benegal, V., Rao, G. N., Kokane, A., … Shibukumar, T. M. (2020). The National Mental Health Survey of India (2016): Prevalence, socio-demographic correlates and treatment gap of mental morbidity. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020764020907941


Arvind, B.A., Gururaj, G., Rao, G.N. … the National Collaborators Group. (2020) Framework and approach for measuring performance and progress of mental health systems and services in India: National Mental Health Survey 2015–2016. Int J Ment Health Syst 14, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13033-020-00349-8


Kokane, A.; Pakhare, A.; Gururaj, G.; Varghese, M.; Benegal, V.; Rao, G.N.; Arvind, B.; Shukla, M.; Mitra, A.; Yadav, K.; Chatterji, R.; Ray, S.; Singh, A.R. (2019) Mental Health Issues in Madhya Pradesh: Insights from National Mental Health Survey of India 2016. Healthcare, 7, 53.


Malik P, Ray S, Sharma R (2018) Predictors of Suicidality: An exploratory study using machine learning paradigm. International Journal of Social Sciences Review Vol 9(8) 1055 – 1062


Books/ Reports:

Gururaj G, Varghese M, Benegal V, Rao GN, Pathak K, Singh LK, Mehta RY, Ram D, Shibukumar TM, Kokane A, Lenin Singh RK, Chavan BS, Sharma P, Ramasubramanian C, Dalal PK, Saha PK, Deuri SP, Giri AK, Kavishvar AB, Sinha VK, Thavody J, Chatterji R, Akoijam BS, Das S, Kashyap A, Ragavan VS, Singh SK, Misra R and NMHS collaborators group. National Mental Health Survey of India, 2015-16: Summary. Bengaluru, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, NIMHANS Publication No. 128, 2016.


Kokane AM, Chatterji R, Pakhare A, Ray S, Mittal P, Arvind B A, Rao GN, Singh AR, Krisha Prasad, Sahu R N. National Mental Health Survey, Madhya Pradesh State Report 2015-16:, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhopal, 2016


Principal Investigator for Unpacking the Covid 19 Effect: A Longitudinal Study on the Psychological Effects of Covid 19

Start Date of Project: May 2020

Status: Ongoing

Funding Status: Partially funded by TISS Research Council

Trauma-Based Therapy Approaches, Courses on Psychopathology, Psychodiagnostics (Projective Tests and MMPI-MCMI), Research Methodology (Quantitative, Experimental Designs & Machine Learning), Substance-Use Disorders and Addiction-Counselling

Email: sukanya.ray[at]tiss[dot]edu

School of Human Ecology

5th Floor, M S Gore Academic Block

TISS Naoroji Campus

Phone: +91-22-25525341

Email: sukanya.ray@tiss.edu