PhD (Bangalore University)
Dr. Malavika Kapur was the Professor and Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Bangalore University and has eight books and over 100 publications to her credit. She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists, the Indian Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health and the National Academy of Psychology. She has been a consultant for organizations such as the WHO, UGC, NCERT, IPCCD, ICMR and ICSSR. She has been twice awarded the scholar in residency at the Study and Conference centre, at Bellagio in Italy, by the Rockefeller Foundation. Her areas of interest are Developmental Psychology, Community Mental Health Programmes for Children and Adolescents in Urban and Rural Schools, and Development of Assessment Tools and Intervention Packages for Children and Adolescents in the Indian Context.
Her main contribution is her work of developing integrated models of mental health service delivery for children and adolescents. Her work is embedded in the cultural context as revealed in her Study of Child Care in Ancient India based on Ayurveda. Her other interests are fiction writing and trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas.