PhD (Psychology) (St. Andrews Scotland)
Dr. Rakshi Rath holds a B.A (honours) in Psychology from Utkal University, Masters from Delhi University (North Campus); and PhD from the University of St Andrews, United Kingdom. Her PhD was fully funded by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Social and political psychology: prejudice and discrimination, collective violence and solidarity processes, political rhetoric and action, participatory processes of leadership and citizenship, defining and constructing identities.
Community mental health: systems of well-being and mental health with a focus on intersectionality, accessibility, and rights’ based approaches to counselling.
Taught courses on Qualitative Research Methods, and currently teaches courses on social psychology, political psychology, and psychology in humanitarian response.
Dr. Rath has facilitated a number of workshops on mental health and child rights, and has previously worked for the TESS-India project in collaboration with The Open University, England and British Council, New Delhi; studied juvenile justice protection in Odisha funded by UNICEF, and community mental health in Odisha.