Priya Rajkumar has a double doctorate in Psychology and Public Administration from Nagpur University. She is a University gold medallist in MA Psychology and also topped Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Systems). She successfully cleared NET (Psychology.)
Priya has been teaching in a postgraduate Psychology program for 11 years as a contributory lecturer and 4 years as a full time Assistant Professor in a reputed college in Central India. In addition she facilitates learning programs on Gender studies and women’s development, actively contributes to student mentoring, organizes student practical learning programs and supervises student research. She is a registered counselor for IGNOU’s Child Guidance Certificate Course.
Priya has parallel experience of working with non profits as Consultant for eight years. She has evaluated 105 health and development projects, educational and health related organizations in India and Nepal, facilitated training programs for national and international NGOs on diverse management/development/health related themes. She has worked as a Program Coordinator with a US based International NGO to coordinate a HIV/AIDS program in Pune.
As a consultant psychologist she has facilitated training for social/development workers, taken up psychological testing and counseling for children, adolescents and adults
She has published and unpublished research on adolescent substance use, student learning styles, adjustment in prison, and other social/community development themes.
She is an international affiliate member of the American Psychological Association ( APA)
She has travelled widely all over India and Nepal and visited Sweden, Dubai and Thailand on assignments. She has also visited the USA and Canada as a tourist.
Priya enjoys singing and has completed Grade 8 in Pianoforte.