Jaya Bharti, a University Grants Commission Fellow (JRF and SRF), received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the Department of Psychology at the University of Lucknow, India. She is at present pursuing her PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Lucknow, India. She is also working as an Assistant Professor (Psychology) at Kanpur University, India, selected by the UPHESC.
She has published one book and 13 research articles in various national and international journals. Her areas of interest include mental illness, caregiver burden, expressed emotion, psychotherapy, quality of life and academic anxiety in children and adults. She has also presented various oral presentations at conferences and seminars organised by the ICSSR and UGC, including: 'The effect of life skills training on enhancing the self-esteem of visually impaired students', 'Aggression, self-control and quality of life among women’ and 'Core self-evaluations and psychological health among caregivers of persons with chronic mental illness’.
Jaya has attended various workshops on qualitative research, including creating meanings, thematic apperception test, and children’s apperception test, and an orientation programme on social science research for research scholars and lecturers organized by the Centre for Policy Research, a social science research methodology workshop organized by the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi, and a one week faculty development programme on personality development, communication skills and teaching and research.