BSc, MSW, MPhil, PhD

Research Fellow

Dr Upasana Baruah is a Research Fellow at NARI in the Division of Social Gerontology. She is a social work and mental health professional with fifteen years of experience in the field of clinical social work, mental health and psychosocial research, teaching, supervision, sustainable development, and project management. Her areas of clinical and research interest include caregiving in dementia, family-based interventions in mental health, psychosocial interventions that can be delivered remotely and neuropalliative care. She was awarded her PhD in Psychiatric Social Work from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India and she is currently working on the e-DiVA (empowering Dementia Carers with an iSupport Virtual Assistant) project, which aims to translate, and culturally and contextually adapt the WHO iSupport program to fit the health and social care systems of Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam.

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