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Dr Sunayana Swain

Assistant Professor , Hyderabad campus

School of Gender Studies
Coordinator - Counselling Centre

MA (Health Psychology,Counselling Psychology) (Ravenshaw University) (2007)

P.G. Dip (Counselling Psychology)

Ph.D (Psychology) (University of Hyderabad) (2013)


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Gender, Health, Psychology

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1. End line Assessment of Vidarbha Psychosocial Support and Care Programme, Sponsored by Tata Trust (2018), with Prof. U. Vindhya – Completed

2. Reform & Welfare: Experiences from the Prisons of Telangana, 2018, Sponsored by State Prisons Department, Govt. of Telangana, with Prof. Aseem Prakash (Chairperson, School of Public Policy and Governance) – Completed

3. So Far So Near: A Report of Community Needs Assessment Study in Five Neighbourhood Communities of Balaji Cement Works, Aditya Birla Group, Andhra Pradesh, 2018, with Dr. Srinivas Surisetti (Chairperson, School of Livelihoods and Development) & Dr. Sonia Sawhney (Azim Premji School of Education) – Completed

4. Towards Inclusive Happiness in Andhra Pradesh: A Policy Perspective, [Principal Investigator - Prof. Aseem Prakash, Chairperson, School of Public Policy & Governance, TISS, Hyderabad] – Completed

5. Study on Quality of Working Women’s Hostels in Hyderabad, [Project Director - Prof. U. Vindhya. Sponsor: State Resource Centre for Women, Department of Women Development and Child Welfare, Govt. of Telangana – Ongoing

6. TISS RKPC Migrant Workers Survey, 2020 (Ongoing), with Prof. U. Vindhya, Dr. Bibhu Prasad Nayak, Dr. Murali Krishna, & Dr. Poulomi Bhattacharya – Ongoing

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences Programme


1. Human Behavior: Biopsychosocial Perspectives

2. Social Psychology

3. Understanding Mental Health

4. Research in Social Sciences (Quantitative Research Methods)


Master of Arts programme


1. Philosophy and Methods of Social Research - I

2. Gender, Health and Public Policy

3. Feminist Science Studies

Email: sunayana.swain[at]tiss[dot]edu