Name : Dr Lakhan Singh
Education : Ph.D. (Population Studies), MPS, MA (Psychology), UGC-NET for lectureship.
Experience : Assistant Professor (July 2014 to Present), NIRD&PR, Hyderabad
Research Associate (September 2008 to June 2014), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Senior Research Officer, Research officer, Assistant research Officer (June 2001 to August 2008),
International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai
Email : lakhan.nird[at]
Phone :
Mobile : 9640 688 642

Areas of Specialisation

Social-psychological aspects of change and development, behaviour change theories- Indian context, women health - issues of accessibility, availability, affordability to health care services, nutrition and Rural Development programmes, psychosocial health of disadvantaged people, Indian demography, demographic dividend, social science research methods, large-scale surveys-NFHS series, Census of India.

Professional Affiliation

  • Annual Membership in Asian Population Association (APA).

  • Life membership in Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH)

Publications/articles/cases/reviews (Numbers)

Articles in National/International journal - 6

National level research reports: 6 (National Family Health Survey - 3 : State Level Reports)

Research project completed and report submitted - 1


Current research

  1. Educational and nutritional status of children of mothers working and not working in MGNREGA - sponsored by UNDP India

  2. Multisector nutrition capacity building initiative ‘Sangam’ funded by Child Development and Nutrition Section, UNICEF India

  3. Module for Master Trainers on Health for Child Survival and Women Empowerment funded by Global Health Strategies, New Delhi


Workshops / Conferences attended

National and International - 18

Trainings Conducted

Gender Budgeting in Rural Development

Strategies for Empowerment of Rural Women

Promotion of Livelihoods for Rural Women

Strategies for Women Participation in MGNREGS

Empowerment of Women for Rural Development

Seminar on Strategies for Child and Women Survival

Invited Talks / Presentations

Honours / Awards:

  1. Awarded Government of India Fellowship for pursuing Masters in Population Studies from IIPS, Mumbai

  2. Received Parvez Alam Shah Memorial Scholarship for securing highest marks in Psychology during the final year of Graduation


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