Research Interests: Applied social and health psychology and Industrial-organisational psychology
Dr Urmi Nanda Biswas is a Visiting Professor at the School of Arts and Science at Ahmedabad University. She is currently Professor in the Department of Psychology at the M. S. University of Baroda. Her broad research interest includes applied social and health psychology and industrial-organisational psychology. She has been a Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow (CASF) and a recipient of the UK India Educational Research Initiative (UKIERI) Collaborative Delivery Award, and has been associated with the Clinical and Health Psychology Research Centre, University of Roehampton, London as an honorary senior research fellow and the Department of Psychology and Department of Work Science and Sociology, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
Professor Biswas has been the Principal and Co-Investigator in various national and international projects with grants from Population Council, New York; Education Department, Commonwealth Secretariat, London; Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE), Sweden. She is currently carrying out an ICMR-funded Indo-Swedish Extramural Project which focuses on Sustainable home-based Elderly Care Models in India and Sweden. She has published widely and is the author of books titled, ‘Understanding Attractive Work in a Globalised Context: Studies from India and Sweden’ and ‘Social Psychology of Health: Issues and concerns in India’. Most recently, she has been awarded with the Sashtri Institutional Collaborative Research Grant (2020-2022) to work on, ‘Understanding the vulnerabilities of Indian female migrants during COVID 19 pandemic: Rethinking policies for better integration of immigrant women’s work lives”. At the School of Arts and Sciences, Professor Biswas teaches courses in psychology.