FACULTY OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Faculty

MFOT Faculties
Dr. Deepa Sundareswaran

Dr. Deepa Sundareswaran (Principal &HOD , Meenakshi Faculty of Occupational Therapy )

QUALIFICATION :

Masters in Occupational Therapy (Advance Occupational Therapy in Mental Health )

Masters in Business Administration

Fellowship in Research (University of Kansas, U,S,A)

ABOUT:

Dr.Deepa holds a Master’s In Occupational Therapy in Mental Health from the University of Mumbai, India and a Fellowship in Research from University of Kanas, USA. She has also acquired Certification in sensory integration from University of Southern California. She completed a ‘ Short course in Psychological Counselling ‘& course on Ergonomics : Office , Hospital and School-Module 1& 2.She has worked as the Principal in College of Occupational Therapy at the National Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Thrissur, Kerala and at NIEPMD (National Institute of Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities). Passionately driven for empowerment, inclusion, quality of life and empathetic services for individuals with special needs. Believes in “hands on” approach. An extensive experience in the field of disability rehabilitation, clinical, teaching& administrative areas.

AWARDS:

       1 Recipient of ‘Best Scientific Paper award at  the 2nd  virtual  Conference of the ‘Association of  Neonatal Therapists held             on 6th& 13th of September 2020

      2. Received ISA award for contribution in education community on 22nd October 2021

      3  Recipient of ‘Award for contribution to  educational community at international stage ‘ on December  2021.

      4. Received William Rush Dunton Education Excellence Award 2022 on 26th January 2022 .

      5. Received of  ‘Outstanding Leadership Principal of the Year Award on 26th March 2022 During AEA conference.

      6. Recipient of ‘ Award for excellence in research ‘ on 7th May 2022.

EXPERIENCE : 19 years

SPECIAL INTEREST:

 

1.     HRD ,Administration&Research in Indian context in the areas of health ,disability and education sector with specific interest  inSensory Processing ,Mental Health, Inclusive Education Caregiving , Palliative care , Early intervention, Neuro rehabilitation, Wellness& health promotion , policy making &advocacy .

Dr. POORANI.P

Dr. POORANI.P

Asst. Professor

QUALIFICATION

MOT (NEUROSCIENCES)

ABOUT

She has completed Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and a Masters in Occupational Therapy specializing in Neurosciences from SRM INSTITUTEOF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Currently, she is an Assistant professor in the faculty of occupational therapy. Sheis a life member of the All Indian Occupational therapy Association and hasbeen providing therapy to the community through both in-person and telerehabilitation for the past 3 years. She has received a silver medal in bachelor of occupational therapy for securing university second rank holder in SRM institute of science and technology in2019.She is enthusiastic and passionate about providing lively classes to our students.

EXPERIENCE : 3.5 Years

SPECIAL INTEREST :Neurosciences, Vestibular rehabilitation, Virtual reality, Yoga

JAYABHARATHI

Mrs.  JAYABHARATHI.G

Tutor

QUALIFICATION

BOT, MSc( Psy)

ABOUT

She has completed a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy at Saveetha College of Occupational therapy and Master of Science in psychology at Madras university. She has nine years of clinical experience in the field of psychiatric, ortho-neuro, and pediatric in both clinical and inclusion setups. She inspires to specialize in hand rehabilitation and mentors students through clinical teaching.

EXPERIENCE : 9 Years

SPECIAL INTERESTS : HAND REHABILITATION and NEURO REHABILITATION.

Dr. POOJA. R

Dr. POOJA R

Tutor

QUALIFICATION

BOT

ABOUT

She has completed her undergraduate program in Bachelors of Occupational Therapy from SRM institute of science and technology. She is a member of All India Occupational Therapists’ Association.  She is currently working as a Tutor in the Meenakshi faculty of occupational therapy. She has been a part of the organizing committee for national and international conferences during the undergraduate program.She is committed to her profession and treats her clients benevolently. She is hardworking and desires to guide the upcoming professionals to excel in their career. She employs innovative methods of teaching.

 SPECIAL INTEREST : Neurosciences, Paediatrics and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation