Faculty

Kiran Thampi

M. Phil (Psychiatric Social Work)

Rajagiri School of Social Work

kiran@rajagiri.edu

Profile

Post graduate in Social Work with specialization in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work from M.G. University, Kottayam and M. Phil in Social Work from Bharatidasan University. Has been a consultant for LSGs, Colleges and NGOs. Currently doing PhD in MG University on ‘Organizational practices of NGOs’. Areas of interest are Pain and palliative care, Social Audit, participatory programme planning and management methods, Mental Health of professionals and youth, and Development communication. He was awarded as one of the best NSS programme Officers in MG University in the year 2009-2010. He was appointed as an adjunct faculty in the School of Health and Human Services, Nazareth College, Rochester, USA for the summer A Semester in 2015.

Educational Qualification

  • M. Phil (Psychiatric Social Work), Bharatidasan University
  • MSW (Medical & Psychiatric Social Work), M.G University, Kottayam
  • UGC-NET,2005

Work experience (Teaching / Industry / Research)

  • 4 Years teaching in UG programme, School of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences(Autonomous), Kalamassery
  • 1 year as Lecturer cum Community Organizer in National Service Scheme, Training and Orientation Centre, Rajagiri College
  • 6 Years teaching in PG Programme,School of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences(Autonomous), Kalamassery

Research projects / Consultancy / Training / MDP Conducted

Consultancy

  • Offered a half day workshop on ‘Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques’ for students and Faculty members of Nepal School of Social Work and NGO representatives, Kathmandu on 10 th August 2016.
  • Session for Transgenders on leadership and team building on 1 st Feb 2017
  • Conducted a session on " Human Resource, identifying partners, working with statutory private agencies; team work, family time, management etc" for the caretakers of old age homes organized by NISD and Rajagiri OutREACH.
  • Conducted a session on ‘Social Mobilization’ for the field officers in Rubber training institute (Rubber Board, Govt of India), Kottayam on 13 th March.
  • Development Communication experiments on various socially relevant issues in association with different NGOs
  • Audio-video productions on relevant issues like Child Abuse,domestic violence,palliative care,environment issues etc
  • Research on ‘Prevention of substance abuse among adults and role of continuing education centers in Kerala’ for State resource center in 2008
  • Action Research on Effective methodologies of substance abuse prevention in Gothuruthu (Chendamangalam Grama Panchayat-2006)
  • Research consultant for Deen Dayal Scheme Evaluation study, Govt of India,2009-2010.
  • Research consultant for evaluation study on SSA in Kalamassery conducted by Rajagiri Research Institute, Govt of Kerala
  • Field Investigator for the research on effectiveness of RSBY,CHIYAK conducted by Rajagiri Research Institute,2010
  • Research consultant for the study conducted on Street Food Vendors ,Cochin Corporation, project proposed by Ministry of Food and Agriculture,2008
  • Study conducted for Kerala builders forum, Clean Kochi movement at Thrikkakara Municipality on Waste Management Practices,2007
  • Research member in Socio-economic study for town & country planning department, Cochin Corporation,2009
  • UGC-Minor Research Project titled “Organizational Practices of Non Government Organizations in Ernakulam”. Sanction No and Date: MRP (H)-1751/11-12/KLMG054/UGC-SWRO 13th July 2012
  • Field Investigator, Evaluation of Right to Education , KEPCR, Govt of Kerala,2015
  • Session on Yoga and holistic wellness for Vives University, Belgium visiting group, 2016
  • Session on Participatory research and PRA for ICSSR Sponsored Research Methodology workshop on 29th Feb 2016 organized by Research Institute, Rajagiri
  • Offered a 3 credit course (40 hours) for the students in the Department of Social Work, Nazareth College, Rochester, USA. The course was titled as "East and West: Integrated Perspectives in Health and Mental Health",June 2015.
  • PRA Workshop for BCM College in Aymanam Grampanchayat, 2016
  • Resource person -‘Yoga and retirement’ for Employees of Federal bank as a part of Corporate training project undertaken by Rajagiri
  • Resource person- stress management training sessions for refresher batches of Anganwadi ICDS Supervisors conducted by Middle level training programme
  • Resource person- leadership training sessions for National service scheme programme officers’ training programme conducted by NSS ETI
  • Workshop on Project Preparation-CPM and PERT-Shantigiri college, 2016
  • PRA Workshop for MBA Students specializing in Rural Management at Fisheries College, Panangad, 2014
  • PRA Workshop for Social Work Department, BCM College Kottayam in Vechoor Gramapanchayat , 2014
  • Conducted 4 day certification programme on ‘Employee Counselling’ for Federal bank officers , 2014 at Rajagiri Buisiness School, Kakkanad
  • Consultancy for Comprehensive Tribal Development Project, District administration, Nilamboor Municipality, 2014
  • PRA Camp for Social work students at Devagiri College, Calicut , 2011 ‘Knanaya youth camps’ at state level.
  • Served as subject expert for selecting candidates for Ageevika skill development programme, National Rural Livelihood Mission, Govt of Kerala, 2014
  • Workshop on Project Planning and management for MSW studentsof Shathigiri College, Vazhithala, 2014
  • Workshop on “Development communication” for International Delegates from Universities in US,2010
  • Coordinated Mass Social Audit in 7 panchayats in Nedumkandam Block panchayat,2008
  • Coordinator for international palliative care pre conference at RCSS,2008
  • Session on practical issues on “Family counselling, trafficking and harassment in public places” at police club as a part of Gender awareness Generation programme under women’s cell of Police Department,2009
  • Session on “mental health at workplace” at BPCL, Kakkanad ,2009
  • Workshop on PRA for the MSW students of St.Thomas College, Thrissur , 2009
  • Half day session on Work Life Balancing and positive mental health for employees of IOC, Irumpanam in 2009
  • Member, Academic Committee, Rajagiri outreach Community College,2009
  • Resource person -‘Knanaya youth camps’ at state level.
  • HR Consultant for colleges, schools, NGOs and companies
  • Evaluation officer, Dheen Dayal Scheme, Govt of India
  • Life skill education consultant for PCSJ-UNICEF in Tsunami Rehabilitation project
  • Social Audit of IHSDP in Paravoor Municipality ,2010

Publication (Book / Article / Case) / Paper Presentations

  • Thampi, Kiran . (2017). Social work education crossing the borders: a field education programme for international internship, Social Work Education-The International Journal, Routledge, DOI:10.1080/02615479.2017.1291606
  • Paper presented on “Social Audit: Setting trend in Social Work Education” in National Seminar organized by Roda Mistry College, Hyderabad on 18 th November 2016.
  • Rajeev, S.P & Thampi Kiran (2016) ‘Twenty20 vision of CSR in Kizhakkambalam’, International Journal of Business Ethics in Developing Economies- Vol. 5. (ISSN: 2278-3172)-Impact Factor-3.83
  • "Burden of Primary Caregivers of terminally ill Cancer patients in Palliative care"- published in proceedings of International symposium on Evidence in Global Mental Health, 2015
  • Published paper titled "Organizational practices of Non-Government Organizations in India - a prerequisite for enhancing quality of service delivery in voluntary sector" in International scientific e-congress organized by the Institute of Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, Catholic University in Ru┼żomberok, Slovakia-November 2015
  • Published a book review –NGOs and participatory development in India in Rajagiri Journal of social development, Vol 7, Number 2, December 2015
  • Presented a paper titled “Organizational practices of NGOs” in a National seminar conducted by Bharath Matha Institute of Management, Ernakulam, 2013.
  • Presented a paper titled “Social Work Education Crossing the Borders: Field Education programmme for International Internship” at the international Conference, held at De Paul College, Ankamaly, 2013
  • Thampi, Kiran (2013) “Social Work Education and Macro practice-Trends and Challenges”, proceedings of National seminar on Contemporary best practices in professional social work ,ISBN 938116413-4
  • Presented theme paper on Social Work Education and macro practice-trends and challenges in National seminar conducted by St.Joseph’sCollege,Kovoor,Chennai,2013
  • Presented a paper on Communication for Health Education in International Conference held at RCSS,2013
  • Thampi, Kiran (2013) Social Audit report on Puthukavu Watershed Management Project implemented from 2004 to 2009 for AVARD, Chalakkudy
  • UGC-Minor Research Project titled “Organizational Practices of Non Government Organizations in Ernakulam” .Sanction No and Date: MRP (H)-1751/11-12/KLMG054/UGC-SWRO 13th July 2012
  • Thampi, Kiran (2010) ‘Development of Theory of mind and Mental state language in Children’, Review in Rajagiri Journal of social development
  • Presented paper on ‘Psychiatric Social Work in Schools and Colleges’ in National conference on Psychiatric Social Work ,RCSS,2009
  • Research on ‘Prevention of substance abuse among adults and role of continuing education centers in Kerala’ for State resource center, Kerala 2008
  • Thampi, Kiran(2008) ‘Prevention of substance abuse among adults and role of continuing education centers in Kerala’ for State resource center, Kerala
  • Presented paper on ‘Social work intervention in Pain and Palliative care’ in an International conference-‘Kochipallcon’, Cochin, 2008.
  • Co authored a book on ‘Prevention of substance abuse among adults and role of continuing education centers in Kerala’ for State resource center, Kerala
  • Presented paper on “Inclusive education” in a national seminar organized by Tata Institute of Social sciences, Mumbai-2008.
  • Presented paper on ‘Social work intervention in Pain and Palliative care’ in an International conference-‘Kochipallcon’, Cochin, 2008.
  • Presented paper on Child Mental Health in schools in a conference on Psychiatric Social Work , RCSS, 2009.
  • Presented paper on Social Audit and MGNREGA in National Conference Dyuti 2009.
  • Published book Review in Rajagiri Journal of social development in Dec 2010 on ‘Development of Theory of mind and Mental state language in Children’

Seminar / workshop attended

  • Participated in consultative workshop on International Students exchanges at De Paul Institute of Science and Technology for the ‘Going Places Project’ in association with James Cook University on 26th Nov 2016
  • 22nd Triennial National Conference of Xavier Board of Higher Education in India-Challenges and prospects in higher education, Thrissur, ,2016
  • Instructional Design” conducted by Christ University, Bengaluru, 2014
  • “Preparation for Autonomy” conducted by Christ University, Bengaluru, 2014
  • National conference conducted by AIACHE at Christ University, Bengaluru,2013
  • XXI Triennial Convention of Xavier Board of Higher Education in India hosted by St.Philomena’s college,Mysore,2013
  • Regional meet of Xavier Board of Higher Education on 28th September 2013 held at St.Paul’s College Kalamassery
  • TOT on Psychosocial Care organised by KSDMA and UNDP-2012
  • International Workshop on ‘Critical Thinking: Tools and Steps for Instruction’ organized by SH College, Thevara in 2011
  • National Seminar on ‘Best practices in Research and Consultancy’ organized by St.Theresa’s college, Ernakulam in 2011
  • Workshop on Effective classroom communication and Teaching skill organized by Christ University, Bengaluru in 2011
  • National Seminar on Electoral and Political Reforms organized by IIT,Chennai,2011
  • Intensive Research Methodology Course for Multi Disciplinary Mental Health Team organized by Kusumagiri Mental Health Center, Kakkanad in 2010
  • International Conference on MDGs and Child protection in 2009
  • Intensive Clinical Research methodology Course in Kusumagiri Mental Health Center in 2010
  • National Conference on ‘Election and political reforms’ organized by National Election watch, ADR held at IIT, Chennai,2011
  • Teachers training course at Christ University, Bengaluru,2011
  • Intensive Research Methodology Course for Multi Disciplinary Mental Health Team organized by Kusumagiri Mental Health Center, Kakkanad in 2010
  • Workshop on “Public private partnership in Agricultural Innovation” sponsored byPlanning Commission, Govt of India held in RCSS in 2008
  • One day seminar organized by Sree Sankara University, Kalady on “Intellectual Property Rights and Social Development” in 2009
  • National seminar on “Social Work perspectives in Corporate Social Responsibility” organized by Loyola College of Social Sciences, Trivandrum in 2008
  • National Seminar on Environment organized by Swadeshi Science Movement in 2008
  • National seminar on HIV/AIDS organized by NAPSWI (Oct 2006,New Delhi)
  • National workshop on photo documentation organized by Karl Kubel Institute,Coimbatore,2005

Achievements/positions

  • Reviewer for International Journal, International Social Work(ISW,SAGE)-2012,2013,2014,2015
  • Secretary, OYSTER (Organization of Yester Year Students of Rajagiri College of Social Sciences),2013-2017
  • Selected as one of the Best NSS Programme Officers in MG University in the year 2009-2010
  • Chair, BSW Exams, MG, From 2009
  • Member, Expert Committee, BSW in Mahatma Gandhi University, From 2009
  • Special invitee in Board of Studies on Social Work, Kerala University,2009

Peer Review:

  • Peer reviewer for an article titled "Learning from others: a critical reflection on an international study visit" in the International Social Work Journal (ISW), SAGE, November 2016.

Presentation made in the Rajagiri Faculty Council

  • Programme Implementation tool in NGO sector, July 2016
  • Opinions about evidences: A study of social workers’ attitude towards evidence-based practice,2015
  • Social Work in a Digital Age-Ethical and risk management challenges, Jan 2014
  • Epigenetics and social work imperative ,August 2013
  • NBA –a critical evaluation from Social work perspective

Professional membership

  • Life member of NAPSWI
  • Member, ASSK
  • Life member of ICSW

Area of interest (Teaching / Research)

Teaching

  • Management concepts for social work practice
  • Administration of Social welfare agencies
  • Development communication for social work practice
  • Financial management of NPOs
  • Project planning and management
  • Abnormal Psychology

Research

  • NGO management
  • Social Audit
  • Development communication
  • Palliative care
  • Participatory planning Methods