M.A (Psychology) (MSU), MPM (Pune University), FPM (Public Policy and Management), IIM Calcutta.
Specialisation: Human Resource Management
Divvya Bajpai holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management as major and Marketing as minor, with a focus on Consumer Behavior, Marketing research from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta. She has done B.A. in Psychology as major, Sociology and Political Science as minor subjects and M.A. in Psychology from The Maharaja Sayajirao University (M.S.U) of Baroda. She also holds Master of Personnel Management (MPM) from INDSEARCH, University of Pune.
She has also studied ‘Evidence-based research’ with Prof. Lawrence Sherman, and ‘Ethnography & Qualitative Research’ methods with Prof. Stanton Wortham at University of Pennsylvania; and ‘Social Psychology & Psychometry’ with Prof. Clark McCauley at Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, U.S.A. She has studied ‘Structural Equation Modeling, Latent Curve Modeling and Multilevel Modeling’ with Prof. Patrick J. Curran and Prof. Daniel J. Bauer, of University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, N.C, U.S.A. She has participated in various workshops, training programs, conferences at national and international levels. She has participated twice in a month-long summer school on quantitative and qualitative research methods at IIM Calcutta in May-June in the years 2014 and 2015; a week long summer school in June, 2012 on ‘Multivariate and Panel Data Analysis’ at IIM Ahmedabad, International School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad’s Doctoral Consortium and Teaching Case Methods in 2013 among many other workshops. Her papers had been selected for presentation at Human Development Capability Association (HDCA that works on Prof. Amartya Sen’s CA framework)’s annual conference in Japan, while she presented on her research at HDCA’s annual meeting in Athens, Greece; American Psychological Association (APA) and National Association of Psychology (NAOP)’s annual conference at IIT Bombay and Australian Strength Based Strategies (SBS) international conference in Hyderabad.
Her doctoral dissertation was on a study of The Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995 with perspectives drawn from neoinstitutional theory, welfare theory, Sen’s capability approach, organizational change, public private partnerships and employment research. She has written on policy implementation, PPP in rehabilitation sector, organizational change for diversity and inclusion, factors in employability of persons with disabilities. Her Master’s thesis was on implementing a psychotherapeutic intervention program for depressed adolescents after carrying out testing on personality and psychosocial variables. She has good experience in psychological testing & measurement, interviewing and survey methods. Her expertise is in mixed-methods research including grounded theory and phenomenology. She knows software such as SPSS, NVIVO, ATLASti, basic levels of STATA and R. She had a full-scholarship to be a part of Takemi Program in International Health at Harvard School of Public Health in 2013-14. She also had an offer of Andrews Fellowship to be a part of two-month Summer Institute of Survey Research, University of Michigan in 2014.
She has three years’ work experience in HR and recruitment in Pune and Vadodara; and health research with Prof. Dr. Dileep V. Mavalankar at IIM Ahmedabad. She had done a two-month internship and project on leadership training at Indian Rayon & Industries Ltd., an Aditya Birla group. She has recently worked on a project from MHRD on improving public grievance redressal system at Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Delhi and taught as a visiting faculty at Symbiosis Law School, Noida.