Dr. Lakshmi R

Dr. Lakshmi R

Name: Dr. Lakshmi R
Designation: Assistant Professor
Phone: 9522661100
Email: lakshmi@cutn.ac.in


Biographic Sketch:
Dr. Lakshmi R is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at the Central University of TamilNadu. Previously, she worked as a contract assistant professor and research associate. She completed her five-year integrated programme in Clinical and Counselling Psychology from the Department of Psychology at the Central University of Karnataka, as well as her Doctorate in Psychology with a focus on health behaviour from the same university. Her research interests include the health and addictive behaviour of adolescents.

Research Highlights :

Dr. Lakshmi R is an Assistant Professor at the Central University of Tamil Nadu's Department of Applied Psychology. Her primary research interests are behavioural epidemiology, health risk behaviours, social cognition, noncommunicable diseases, psycho-oncology, adolescent mental health, and mindfulness. She has published her research works in esteemed journals, including Elsevier, Routledge, Springer Nature, and others. She has also written two book chapters and is currently one of the project directors for the ICSSR-funded project "Impact of Services Delivered by Health and Wellness Centres on Maternal Health Care among Young Mothers of Tribal Population in South India." She has also actively participated in projects funded by ICSSR and FVTRS.

Recent Publications :

Lakshmi, R., Romate, J., Rajkumar, E., George, A. J., & Wajid, M. (2023). Factors influencing tobacco use behaviour initiation - From the perspective of the Capability, Opportunity, Motivation- Behaviour (COM-B) Model. Heliyon, 9(6), e16385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e16385 (Impact factor: 4; Publisher: Elsevier)

Vany Mol K.S., Eslavath Rajkumar, Lakshmi,R., Romate John, Saniya M. Sunny, Allen Joshua George, Shivanand Pawar & John Abraham (2023) Influence of decision-making styles and affective styles on academic procrastination among students, CogentEducation, 10:1, https://doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2023.2203598 (Impact factor:1.96; Publisher: Taylor & Francis)

Romate, J., Rajkumar, E., Gopi, A., Abraham, J., Rages, J., Lakshmi, R., ... & Bhogle, S. (2022). What Contributes to COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy? A Systematic Review of the Psychological Factors Associated with COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy. Vaccines, 10(11), 177. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10111777    (Impact factor: 4.82; Publisher: MDPI)

Rajkumar, E., Rajan, A. M., Daniel, M., Lakshmi, R., John, R., George, A.J., Abraham, J., & Varghese, J. (2022, June). The psychological impact of quarantine due to COVID-19: A systematic review of risk, protective factors and interventions using socio-ecological model framework. Heliyon, 8 (6), e09765. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e09765 (Impact factor: 4; Publisher: Elsevier)

Rajkumar, E., GT, K., Padiri, R. A., Lakshmi,R., Daniel, M., John, R., & Abraham, J. (2022, May 19). Understanding Self-Care Behaviours among Type II Diabetes Patients: A Behaviour Change Models’ Perspective. Current Diabetes Reviews-, 18. https://doi.org/10.2174/1573399818666220519142118  (Impact factor: 3.8; Publisher: Bentham Science)

Sebastian, A. T., Rajkumar, E., Tejaswini, P., Lakshmi, R., & Romate, J.(2021). Applying social cognitive theory to predict physical activity and dietary behavior among patients with type-2 diabetes. Health Psychology Research-9(1). https://doi.org/10.52965/001c.24510 (Impact factor:2.2; Publisher:Scholastica)

Wajid,M., Rajkumar,E., Romate, J., George, A.J., Lakshmi,R., & Simha,S. (2021). Why is hospice care important? An exploration of its benefits for patients with terminal cancer. BMC Palliative care, 20(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12904-021-00757-8 (Impact factor:3.9; Publisher: Springer Nature)

George, A. J., Rajkumar, E., John, R., Lakshmi, R., & Wajid, M. (2021). Mindfulness-Based Eudaimonic Enhancement for Well-Being of Individuals with Alcohol-Dependence: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Study. The Open Psychology Journal, 14(1). DOI:10.2174/1874350102114010167  (Impact factor:1.4; Publisher: Bentham Science)

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