Admissions 2020

Department of Social Work

Dr. Kiran Thampi

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : Ph.D

Email-ID : kiran@rajagiri.edu

He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work, Rajagiri and also the coordinator of Office of International Relations from the year 2012 till date. Has done his PhD and Government funded research in Organizational practices of Non-Government Organisations. Research and publication interests include Social Audit, Participatory project planning and management, Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques, Mental Health of professionals and youth, Development communication experiments and International Social Work. He was appointed as an adjunct faculty in the School of Health and Human Services, Nazareth College, USA for the summer A Semester in 2015 in which, he developed and offered a full credit course. He has also visited several International Universities for offering workshops and has authored articles in peer reviewed journals. He is a consultant for various Non-Government Organisations and corporates. He has done his teacher training in Yoga and conducts training sessions for various organisations. He was awarded as one of the best NSS programme Officers in MG University, Kerala in the year 2009-2010.

  • 2018-PhD (Social Work), M G University, Kottayam
  • 2008-M. Phil (Psychiatric Social Work), Bharatidasan University
  • 2004-MSW (Medical & Psychiatric Social Work), M.G University, Kottayam
  • 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
  • 9 years teaching in PG Programme, School of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences(Autonomous), Kalamassery
  • Principal Investigator: Rapid assessment of the burden of care due to COVID 19 among families of institutionalised children in Kerala, Women and Child Development-ICPS, Govt of Kerala, 2020
  • Project Director, UGC- UKIERI (2017-20)
  • Field Investigator, Evaluation of Right to Education , KEPCR, Govt of Kerala,2015
  • 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
  • Evaluation officer, Dheen Dayal Scheme, Govt of India
  • Project lead: Social Audit of AVARD (NGO) for 5 years’ scheme under Puthukavu Watershed Management Project, 2012
  • Project lead: Social Audit of IHSDP in Paravoor Municipality ,2010
  • 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 member in Socio-economic study for town & country planning department, Cochin Corporation,2009
  • Research on ‘Prevention of substance abuse among adults and role of continuing education centers in Kerala’ for State resource center in 2008
  • Research consultant for the study conducted on Street Food Vendors ,Cochin Corporation, project proposed by Ministry of Food and Agriculture,2008
  • Coordinator, Mass Social Audit , Nedumkandam Block, 2008
  • Received Research Project funding from International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) on the theme ‘Practices, priorities and challenges in student mobility programmes for field education: Developing supervision framework for better outcomes’ in collaboration with Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of South Australia, July 2020
  • Resource person -‘Yoga and retirement’ for Employees of Federal bank as a part of Corporate training project undertaken by Rajagiri (since 2016 till date)
  • Resource person- leadership training sessions/Life skill training for National service scheme programme officers’ training programme conducted by NSS ETI (since 2011 till date)
  • Invited speaker in International Summer University in Social Work 2020 organised by HESSO, Switzerland on “Community engagement and Social Justice in the context of Pandemic” , June 2020
  • Training for the trainers in Maithri Suicide prevention project on “training methods and strategies” ,January 2020
  • Session on “Projects and extension activities” in the FDP programme organised by NUALS on the theme “Skill Based Learning: Restructuring Legal Pedagogy” ,Dec 2019
  • Key speaker and panellist for a session on “Australia’s signature initiatives-New Colombo Plan and an India Economic strategy to 2035:Navigating from potential to delivery” ,December 2019 organised by Australian Consulate, Chennai
  • Session on participatory research methods and techniques in International Summer University in Social Work, July 2019
  • Training given on Psychological First aid (PFA) for Rajagiri students for Sparsham 2018 programme for flood affected families in Kottapuram
  • PRA workshop ,Sep 2018-UNICEF Project in association with KAPS and KeSCPCR - Voices of children after floods
  • Session for Directors, coordinators and team members of Childline partners on Stress Management in State level Midterm review of Child protection during recovery and rehabilitation of Kerala Flood, Nov 2018
  • PRA Workshops for Social Work students in KE College,  Mar Athanatious College, , BCM College, Devagiri College, St Thomas College, Sahantigiri College (Various years from 2011 till date)
  • PRA Workshop  at Vijayapuram Social Service Society for the facilitators and staff members of Community Action Project, Kottayam-July 2017
  • 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. 2017
  • Session on ‘Social Mobilization’ for the field officers in Rubber training institute (Rubber Board, Govt of India), Kottayam , March 2017.
  • Session on Participatory research and PRA for ICSSR Sponsored Research Methodology workshop ,Feb 2016 organized by Research Institute, Rajagiri
  • 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
  • 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 and IOC Kakkanad ,2009
  • Life skill education consultant for PCSJ-UNICEF in Tsunami Rehabilitation project
  • Gave an Invited lecture in International Summer University in Social Work 2020 organised by HESSO, Switzerland on “Community engagement and Social Justice in the context of Pandemic” , June 2020
  • Publication: Karen Bell, Belinda Cash, Heather Boetto & Kiran Thampi. (2020). International study abroad programmes: Exploring global south student perspectives, reciprocity and sustainability, Social Work Education, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2020.1711881
  • Publication: Thampi, Kiran . (2017). Social work education crossing the borders: a field education programme for international internship, Social Work Education, Routledge, DOI:10.1080/02615479.2017.1291606
  • Publication: Thampi, Kiran., & Venus, Mary. (2016).The organizational practices of Non-Governmental Organisations in India-A prerequisite for enhancing the quality of Service delivery in the voluntary sector. In Zilova, Anna., Novotna, Aleena., & Venus, Mary (Eds.), Research reflections on the current Problems in society in the context of social work III (pp.186-199).Dublin, Ireland: Original Writing Ltd
  • Publication: 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
  • Publication: Thampi, Kiran., Roy, Rinku. (2015)."Burden of Primary Caregivers of terminally ill Cancer patients in Palliative care"- published in proceedings of International symposium on Evidence in Global Mental Health
  • Published a book review –NGOs and participatory development in India in Rajagiri Journal of social development, Vol 7, Number 2, December 2015
  • Publication: Thampi, Kiran & M. D,Saju. (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
  • Publication: Thampi, Kiran. (2013). Social Audit report on Puthukavu Watershed Management Project implemented from 2004 to 2009 for AVARD, Chalakkudy
  • Edited Book: Zilova, Anna., Novotna, Aleena., & Thampi, Kiran.(Eds.).(2015).Research reflections on the current problems in Society in the context of Social work II. Dublin, Ireland: Original Writing Ltd
  • Book Publication: Kuriakose, Saiju & Thampi, Kiran. (2008). ‘Prevention of substance abuse among adults and role of continuing education centers in Kerala’ for State resource center, Kerala
  • Publication: Thampi, Kiran. (2010). ‘Development of Theory of mind and Mental state language in Children’, Review in Rajagiri Journal of social development
  • Joint paper presentation in 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health held from 22nd- 26th July 2019 in University of York , UK on "Developing role for social worker in managing chronic diseases and comorbid mental health conditions in Kerala, India"
  • Paper presented on the Role of Social Work Education in Enhancing Organisational Practices of NGOs in National Conference, DYUTI 2018
  • Paper presented on “Social Audit: Setting trend in Social Work Education” in National Seminar organized by Roda Mistry College, Hyderabad , November 2016.
  • 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, 2013
  • Presented theme paper on Social Work Education and macro practice-trends and challenges in National seminar conducted by St.Joseph’s College,Kovoor,Chennai,2013
  • Presented a paper titled Internationalisation of Social work education in India through student exchanges: challenges and prospects’ in the National Webinar on “Evidence Based Practice: Relevance and Scope in Social Work Education” organized by the Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), July 2020.
  • Participated in International workshop on social work education in the UK-Professional framework and student experiences organised by RCSS and University of Bath, UK on 6th June 2019
  • Participated in UGC Sponsored Refresher course on “Human Rights” conducted by UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala from 8th Oct to 29th Oct 2018.
  • Participated in International Workshop on Qualitative Research Methods held from 1st April to 3rd April 2019 at RCSS conducted by UKIERI
  • Participated in International Colloquium on learning and practice of Psychology in India and Australia conducted by University of South Australia at RCSS, April 2019
  • Chaired a session during Dyuti 2019, Global Social Work Conference on “Multi sectoral and Interdisciplinary responses to Health and Wellbeing” held from 9th to 11th January 2019 at RCSS
  • 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
  • Participated in 22nd Triennial National Conference of Xavier Board of Higher Education in India-Challenges and prospects in higher education, Thrissur, 2016
  • Participated in  “Preparation for Autonomy” conducted by Christ University, Bengaluru, 2014
  • XXI Triennial Convention of Xavier Board of Higher Education in India hosted by St.Philomena’s college,Mysore,2013
  • Workshop on Effective classroom communication and Teaching skill organized by Christ University, Bengaluru in 2011
  • National Conference on ‘Election and political reforms’ organized by National Election watch, ADR held at IIT, Chennai,2011
  • Member, IASSW,2020
  • Life Member, ICSW
  • Life member, KAPS
  • Reviewer for International Journal, International Social Work (ISW,SAGE)-Since 2012
  • Secretary, OYSTER (Organization of Yester Year Students of Rajagiri College of Social Sciences),Since 2013 till date
  • Chair, BSW/MSW Exams, Mahatma Gandhi University (Various years from 2009 till date)
  • Member, Expert Committee, BSW in Mahatma Gandhi University, From 2009-2014
  • Developed and 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.
  • Offered workshop on ‘Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques’ for students and Faculty members of Nepal School of Social Work and NGO representatives, Kathmandu, August 2016.
  • Conducted a symposium (International Internship in India and Rajagiri) at Shenzhen University, China, May 2017
  • Visited CUHK, UHK- Hong Kong in  2017 and USM-Malaysia in 2018 for official tie ups
  • Visited and participated in training sessions conducted by University of York, UK as a part of UKIERI Project, April 2018 & July 2019
  • Participated in International Summer University in Social Work (ISUSW 2018) organised by Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, July 2018