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Dr Komal Chawla

Job: Program Leader-Psychology

School/department: DMU Dubai

Address: De Montfort University Dubai, Dubai International Academic City, Post Box: 294345, Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 4358700



Personal profile

A higher education professional with varied experience in training, teaching, mentoring & well -being.  Have studied in top Indian educational intuitions like Panjab University Chandigarh and have certifications from VIMHANS and IIM Ahmadabad.  In her career spanning 16 years, including as a Professor at Amity Institute of Behavioural & Allied Sciences Gurugram,  she has excelled in academics and research in top-ranking universities like Amity University Noida  , GBS Greater Noida , and Leeds Met India Campus , Bhopal .

Research group affiliations

Membership of external committees: Board of Studies, Chairperson (2015-2021)

Academic Council Member (2015-2019)
Involved in the designing of new courses and materials under new pattern.(2010-2021)
Member of Board of Studies (2012-2015)
Member of Centre for Positivism and Happiness (2015-2019)

Membership of professional associations and societies:

Member of American Psychological Association
Member of NAOP
Editorial Member of Journal of Social Health and Diabetes
Review member for International Journal of Diabetes in developing Countries ( Scopus listed)
Reviewer member for Diabetes Medicine
Reviewer member for Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice
Reviewer member for Frontiers Psychiatry
Editorial Member of The International Journal of Indian Psychology

Professional licenses and certificates:

Certificate Course in Cognitive Fitness from Harvard Health Publishing, through Edx. Completed, 27 December 2020).
Certificate Course in Psychological First Aid from John Hopkins University through Coursera.(Completed , 7 June 2020).
Certificate Course in Self Hypnosis from California Hypnotherapy Institute, USA . (5-6 October, 2019).
Certificate Course in Color Psychology from Udemy.(2020)
Certificate course in Advanced Research Methods in Healthcare Management Services , from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Professional Training from VIMHANS, New Delhi on Clinical Exposure to Mental Health Services.
A Certificate Course in School Counseling from Panjab University 

Publications and outputs

Published more than 30 papers in national & international journals of repute.

Research interests/expertise

Behavioral health, wellness, biopsychosocial perspectives, self-effectiveness

Areas of teaching

Health Psychology, Counselling, Industrial, Organizational behavior, Personality


PhD.,M.Sc Applied Psychology, B.A (Hons.) Applied Psychology

Courses taught

Core areas of psychology, health psychology, environment psychology, gender psychology, personality, cross cultural psychology etc.

Honours and awards

Awarded Prominent Alumna Award 2021 by Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology Hisar.

Research Excellence Award (Health Care) 2020 by Global Research Foundation, New Delhi.

Awarded International Project on Diabetics at 4th International DAWN summit organized by International Diabetes Federation & Novo Nordisk, 2010.

Conference attendance

Participated in more than 20 conferences  at National and International Level.

Current research students

Ms. Aditi Bhartiya  (PhD Supervisor)