Prof. Sigamani Panneer (On Lien)

Prof. Sigamani Panneer (On Lien)

Name: Prof. Sigamani Panneer (On Lien)
Designation: Professor
Phone: 04366-277230


Biographic Sketch:
Dr. Sigamani Panneer is a Professor, Dean School of Behavioural Sciences and Head, Department of Social Work, School of Social Sciences and Humanities; Coordinator, Centre for Happiness, Central University of Tamil Nadu and former Coordinator, Department of Applied Psychology, School of Behavioural Sciences, CUTN. Mentor Professor, Department of Social Work Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. He has been a Visiting Research Professor at the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA; Visiting Professor, Jishou University, China; Guest Professor, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, Tianjin, China ad Visiting Professor, Department of Management Studies, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur, Affiliated to Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore. He has authored articles of national and international repute published by (1) Palgrave Macmillan, (2) Macmillan Publishers Ltd, (3) Sage, (4) Springer, (5) Wiley, (6) Elsevier, (7) BMC Tobacco Induced Diseases, (8) Bloomsbury, (9) Economic and Political Weekly (10) Science and (11) Cambridge Scholars, (12) Michigan Publishing etc. and 22 academic reference books published by Macmillan, Springer and Bloomsbury. He is recipient of prestigious Raman fellowship (Singh-Obama initiatives) hosted at the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities Campus), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Research Highlights :

Dr. Sigamani Panneer is a distinguished researcher, credited as, being the Principal Investigator (PI) of major research project funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi; Co-PI of Extramural Research Project funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi; Co-PI of Global Spotlight Research Project funded by University of Minnesota, USA and Co-PI of Indo-US 21st Century Knowledge initiative project funded by University Grants Commission (UGC) through United States- India Educational Foundation (USIEF). He has conducted research in various areas relating to climate change, disaster management, new public health management, drug delivery system, public private partnerships in healthcare, occupational health and women’s health.

Recent Publications :

1. Sigamani Panneer, Subhabrata Dutta, Udhayakumar Palaniswamy and Robert Ramesh, (2023), Impact of Three Waves of the COVID-19 on Students of Higher Education Institutions- Challenges and Way Forward, March 2023, Social Development Issues 45(2):1-29 (Michigan University Press-,  doi:

2. Sigamani Panneer., (2022), Assessing and Prioritizing Need for the Occupational Health Infrastructure in India, Indian Journal of Public Administration (SAGE), New Delhi, India, May 22, 2022, 68 (4): 723-729, First published online ISSN: 0019-5561, E-ISSN: 2457-0222

3. Kantamaneni, K., Panneer, S., Krishnan, A. et al. (2022), Appraisal of climate change and cyclone trends in Indian coastal states: a systematic approach towards climate action. Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer), Germany, April, 2022, 15, 814, ISSN: 18667538, 18667511,

4. Sigamani Panneer., Kantamaneni, K., Palaniswamy, U., Bhat, L., Pushparaj, R., Nayar, K. R., Soundari Manuel, H., Flower, F., & Rice, L. (2022). Health, Economic and Social Development Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Strategies for Multiple and Interconnected Issues. Healthcare, Basel, Switzerland, April 2022,  10(5), 770: 1-17, ISSN: 2227-9032,

5. Sigamani Panneer., Bhat, L., Rice, L., &Kantamaneni, K. (2022). The Second Wave of COVID-19 and Beyond. Economic and Political Weekly, Mumbai, India, January 2022,  57(2): 21- 24, ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846,

6. Kantamaneni, Komali, Sigamani Panneer, N.N.V. Sudha Rani, Udhayakumar Palaniswamy, Lekha D. Bhat, Carlos Jimenez-Bescos, and Louis Rice. (2022). "Impact of Coastal Disasters on Women in Urban Slums: A New Index" Sustainability,  Basel, Switzerland, March 2022, 14, no. 6: 3472: 1-17, ISSN: 2071-1050,

7. Sigamani Panneer., Kantamaneni, K., Akkayasamy, V. S., Susairaj, A. X., Panda, P. K., Acharya, S. S., Rice, L., Liyanage, C., & Pushparaj, R. (2022). The Great Lockdown in the Wake of COVID-19 and Its Implications: Lessons for Low and Middle-Income Countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Basel, Switzerland, January 2022, 19(1), 610:1-15, ISSN: 1660-4601,

8. Sigamani Panneer., Kantamaneni, K., Pushparaj, R., Shekhar, S., Bhat, L., & Rice, L. (2021). Multistakeholder Participation in Disaster Management-The Case of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland), February 2021, 9(2), 1-19, ISSN: 2227-9032,

9. Bhatia, Shweta Malhotra and P Sigamani, (2019), Globalization and its Impact on Business Education in Emerging Economies: A Case of India, South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management, Sage, United Kingdom, April, 2019, 6(2): 278-291, ISSN: 2322-0937, Online ISSN: 2349-5790,

10. Sigamani Panneer, Sanghmitra Acharya and N Sivakami (eds), 2019, Health, Safety and Well-Being of Workers in the Informal Sector in India- Lessons for Emerging Economies, Springer Nature, Singapore, 25 July 2019, eBook ISBN: 978-981-13-8421-9, Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-13-8420-2.

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