Department of Social Work

Dr. Saju M.D

Designation : Asst. Professor, Asst. Director & Administrator

Qualification : Ph.D

Email-ID : saju@rajagiri.edu, sajumadavan@gmail.com

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  • MA (Social Work - Medical and Psychiatric Social Work) from Loyola College (Autonomous) Chennai
  • M. Phil in Social Work from University of Madras (Loyola College, Chennai).
  • Ph D in Social Work in the area of mental health from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

Teaching

  • Lecturer, Madras School of Social Work, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Associate Professor, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences ( Autonomous), Rajagiri, Kalamassery, Cochin from 2008

Industry

  • Psychotherapist, Dr. Sarada Menon’s Psychiatric Clinic, Chennai
  • Collaborator of “International Centre for Mental Health Social research” , York University, UK
  • Psychotherapist and Mental Health Consultant for Federal Bank – through their mental health program - SMILES
  • Research on Health care and Mental health
  • Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • UGC-UKIERI Research Project titled “Integrating social and health care for improved management of health conditions in India: International Social Work Paradigm”. Sanction No and Date: MRP (H)-1751/11-12/KLMG054/UGC-SWRO 13th July 2012
  • Research for Kerala Institute of Local Administration funded by Government of Kerala on the topic Social auditing and performance  improvement  in local govt- a Post evaluatiion study in Nedumkandam  Block Panchayat. Report is published by KILA
  • UGC-Minor Research Project titled on “Organizational Practices of Non Government Organizations in Ernakulam”. Sanction No and Date: MRP (H)-1751/11-12/KLMG054/UGC-SWRO 13th July 2012
  • Livelihood issues of Urban poor funded by IGSSS
  • Problems of migrant labours funded by IGSSS
  • Socio- spiritual life and contributions of Knanya Community funded by Knanaya Diocese Kottayam, Published the report by the society
  • Evaluation of implementation of PWD Act in the local administration funded by UGC, Delhi.
  • Regional coordinator of All India Evaluation Study of Indira Awas Yojana funded by Planning Commission, India
  • Collaborative Research with Roshni Nilaya,  Mangalore, University of Melbourne, Australia, York University UK titled – Living well with Chronic Illness
  • Family Social Work Intervention for the holistic development of children
  • Exploratory study on suicide in Kerala in collaboration with Melbourne University
  • Exploratory study on the problems of children of parents with Mental illness in collaboration with Melbourne University
  • Exploratory study on the issues of persons with dementia in collaboration with Melbourne University.
  • Exploratory study on the Health predictors of patients with Gynaecological cancer
  • Session for Transgenders on leadership and team building on 1 st Feb 2017
  • Research consultant for evaluation study on SSA in Kalamassery conducted by Rajagiri Research Institute, Govt of Kerala
  • Research consultant for the study conducted on Street Food Vendors ,Cochin Corporation, project proposed by Ministry of Food and Agriculture,2008
  • Field Investigator, Evaluation of Right to Education , KEPCR, Govt of Kerala,2015
  • Resource person- leadership training sessions for National service scheme programme officers’ training programme conducted by NSS ETI
  • Conducted 4 day certification programme on ‘Employee Counselling’ for Federal bank officers , 2014 at Rajagiri Business School, Kakkanad
  • Consultancy for Comprehensive Tribal Development Project, District administration, Nilamboor Municipality, 2014
  • Coordinated Mass Social Audit in 7 panchayats in Nedumkandam Block panchayat,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
  • Half day session on Work Life Balancing and positive mental health for employees of IOC, Irumpanam in 2009
  • Social Audit of IHSDP in Paravoor Municipality ,2010
  • Contributed to the MSW Curriculum Review of Kerala University, Loyola College, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Conducted a symposium (International Internship in India and Rajagiri) at Shenzhen University, China on 24th May 2017
  • 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
  • Organized the Intensive Research Methodology Course for Multi Disciplinary Mental Health Team organized by Rajagiri College in collaboration with York University in 2010
  • Organized the International Conference on MDGs and Child protection in 2009
  • Teachers training course at Christ University, Bengaluru,2011
  • Workshop on “Public private partnership in Agricultural Innovation” sponsored by Planning Commission, Govt of India held in RCSS in 2008
  • National seminar on “Social Work perspectives in Corporate Social Responsibility” organized by Loyola College of Social Sciences, Trivandrum in 2008
  • Resource Person for Counselling Certification Course for Officers of Federal Bank, 2014
  • Consultation on national curriculum framework for master’s degree in social work on December,2012 in TISS
  • ToT Workshops on Life Skills at RCSS and acted as the resource person ,23rd May to 25th May 2013
  • ToT Workshops on Life Skills at RCSS and acted as the resource person 29th to 31st July 2013 ( For School Counselors)
  • ToT Workshops on Life Skills at RCSS and acted as the resource person 12th Dec to 14th Dec 2013
  • Saju M D (2018) Article Titled Migration: Ethical Dilemmas and Social Work, Jeevadhara, A journal for socio- religious research, vol. XLVII, ISSN 0970-1125, No 282
  • Saju M.D (2018) Article Titled: Family Social Work and the Holistic Development of Children with Mental Health Problems: Validation of an Intervention Model; Rajagiri Journal of Social Development, Volume 10, Number 2, December 2018
  • Saju M.D (2019) Article Titled: Mental health intervention at the workplace: A psychosocial care model; Cogent Psychology, Accepted on 22 January 2019
  • Saju M.D (2018) Article Titled: Collaborative mental health practice research across cultures on three issues; a supervision model for social work research; International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research (ISSN:2455-8834), Volume 4, Number 2, February 2019
  • Saju M.D (2018) Article Titled: Issues and needs of gynaecological cancer patients; International Journal of Scientific Research and Reviews (ISSN:2455-8834), Volume 4, Number 2, February 2019
  • M D SAJU (2013) “UKIERI-Information Dissemination Initiative”, proceedings of Global Social Work Conference on “Multi-sectoral and Interdisciplinary responses to health and wellbeing”, ISBN 978-93-87862-47-0
  • M D SAJU (2013) “Sustainable Development Goal 3: Multisectoral and Interdisciplinary responses to the health and wellbeing”, proceedings of Global Social Work Conference on “Multi-sectoral and Interdisciplinary responses to health and wellbeing”, ISBN 978-93-87862-47-0
  • 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
  • Saju M. D (2010) All India Evaluation Study of Indira Awas Yojana, Report was published by the Planning Commission, India
  • Saju. M.D ( 2011) Social auditing and performance  improvement  in local govt- a Post evaluatiion study in Nedumkandam  Block Panchayat. Report was published by KILA
  • Saju M.D (2011) Socio- spiritual life and contributions of Knanya Community, Report was Published and circulated by the Kottayam bishops House.
  • 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
  • Saju M D (2013) Social Audit report on Puthukavu Watershed Management Project implemented from 2004 to 2009 for AVARD, Chalakkudy
  • Saju M D (2009) Book review published in Rajagiri Journal of Social Development
  • Saju MD (2015) Edited book titled- Determinants of healthy ageing; eight case studies on life of people living healthy in their older ages, Published by Rajagiri college of social Sciences
  • Saju M.D (2012) Paper presented in an International Conference on ‘Child Rights’ at Chennai, International conference organized by For You Child and Department of Family and Child Welfare, TN
  • Saju M.D (2012) Paper presented in a National Conference on Social Work Supervision held at Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore
  • Saju M D (2010) Paper presented on Field Work Supervision at academic council of Madras University
  • Saju M D (2015) Paper presented in Dyuti National Conference held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences
  • Saju M.D (2012). Chaired the session on Family and Health. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Family Competence and Social Development: Emerging Paradigms in Social Work Practice, 12-14 January 2012, RCSS 
  • Saju.M. D (2015) Presented paper on Problems of children of patients with mental disorders in an International Conference, held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery
  • Saju M.D (2016) Presented a paper on “Migration; Issues and challenges” in Department of Social Work, University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland on 5th June 2016.
  • Paper presented on “mental health intervention: psychosocial paradigm an international workshop on case management”, Rajagiri college of social sciences on 19th January 2013
  • Presented paper on “Emotional and psychological wellbeing of patients with Gynaecological cancer on 25th August,2017 by Rajagiri centre for behavioural sciences and research
  • 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.
  • Presented a paper titled “Social Work Education Crossing the Borders: Field Education programme for International Internship” at the international Conference, held at De Paul College, Ankamaly, 2013
  • Presented paper on ‘Psychiatric Social Work in Schools and Colleges’ in National conference on Psychiatric Social Work ,RCSS,2009
  • Presented paper on Social Audit and MGNREGA in National Conference Dyuti 2009.
  • Paper presentation in Dyuti 2018 (4th and 5th January) National Conference: Role of Social Work Education in Enhancing Organisational Practices of NGOs
  • Saju. M.D (2014). National Workshop on Instructional Design. Christ University, Bangalore. 29 September-1 October 2014
  • Presented paper on DYUTI- Cross cultural outlook into social work practice based on international placement (DYUTI 2018)
  • Participated workshop on “developing a protocol for a systematic review” (2018)
  • Participated on intensive course in clinical Neuropsychiatry “Fundamentals of Clinical research” January 2009
  • Participated on Faculty development program on “Statistical techniques and data analysis using PASW statistics 18”, organised by SPSS south Asia and Marian college on 27th and 28th November 2009
  • Participated on State level social work students, educators and Practitioners Meet Sangamam-Renmdezvous 2012 organised by Vimala college Thrissur, ICSW, ASSK, AKSSA on September 2012
  • Dyuti 2013- International Conference on global Public health and Social Work at RCSS with the support of NRHM, ICMR and UGC. 
  • Workshop on Psychiatric social work:Theory and practice 26th and 27th December 2008
  • UGC-UKIERI Research Project titled “Integrating social and health care for improved management of health conditions in India: International Social Work Paradigm”. Sanction No and Date: MRP (H)-1751/11-12/KLMG054/UGC-SWRO 13th July 2012. In Collaboration with York University, UK and Melbourne University, Australia 
  • Integrating social and health care for improved management of chronic physical and psychological health conditions in India; testing a technology infused health intervention strategy-IMPRESS, ICSSR, New Delhi. File number and Date: IMPRESS/P798/2045/2018-19/ICSSR. In collaboration with Maryland University, Baltimore, USA
  • Worked as Exchange/Visiting Faculty at University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA, Vives University, Belgium, Nazareth University, and Rochester – May 2013. Engaged classes for MSW students
  • Obtained training from York University, York, UK in the following areas
    • Scoping review
    • Proposal writing
    • ethics clearances
    • Qualitative interviewing
  • Attended and Presented paper at Hong Kong in 2017
  • Completed three international collaborative researches in Collaboration with Melbourne University, Australia
  • Study 1: Understanding the needs of the vulnerable and at-risk dependent children of clients/patients receiving mental health service
  • Study 2: An exploratory study into the psychosocial context of aged clients receiving treatment at Aged Persons Mental Health Service: the development of guidelines for psychosocial intervention
  • Study 3: Suicide prevention and the management of self-harm
  • Study 4: Health Services Evaluation Pilot: Promoting an improved patient experience in gynaecological cancer care through supportive care screening and intervention
  • Administrator, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous)
  • Director- International Centre for Consortium Researches in Social Care ( ICRS)
  • Finance Officer, Rajagiri Out REACH ( Professional service wing of Rajagiri College) from 2008 till the date
  • Secretary, Rajagiri Educational Agency.