R. Maithreyi Strategic Lead of the Adolescent Thematic in the Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, India
is currently the Strategic Lead of the Adolescent Thematic in the Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, Bengaluru, India. She completed her PhD from the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She has a training both in psychology (with a specialization in child guidance) and sociology of education and childhood. Her research interests span childhood and youth studies, skilling and education. Maithreyi has previously worked as a practising child psychologist at the Parijma Neurodiagnostic and Rehabilitation Centre, Bengaluru. Currently, she also leads a national study for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the World Health Organization on ‘Mapping adolescent vulnerabilities in India.’ Maithreyi has been invited to present her work on youth, skills and empowerment at several international conferences and workshops, and has published papers on the same in several international journals such as Childhood
and Comparative Education.