Dr. Sigamani P

  • ABOUT
  • Education
  • 1) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Public Health , University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
  • 2) Ph.D. in Public Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, New Delhi, India.
  • 3) M.Phil. (pre-doctoral degree) in Public Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, New Delhi, India.
  • 4) Master of Arts in Social Work (Spl. in Community Development), University of Madras, Chennai, India.
  • 5) Master of Arts in Public Administration, University of Madras, Chennai, India.
  • 6) B.A. in Economics, University of Madras, Chennai, India.
  • Overview
  • Dr. Sigamani Panneer is a Professor and Head, Department of Social Work; School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Coordinator, Centre for Happiness and Ex. Coordinator, Department of Applied Psychology, School of Behavioural Sciences, Central University of Tamil Nadu. He has been a Visiting Professor at the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA; Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, China; Jishou University, China and Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, India. He has authored articles of national and international repute published by Macmillan, Sage, Springer, Wiley, Elsevier, BMC, Bloomsbury, Economic and Political Weekly and Cambridge Scholars etc. and 15 academic reference books published by Springer (1) Macmillan (4) and Bloomsbury (10). He is a recipient of prestigious Raman fellowship (Singh-Obama initiatives) hosted at the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA. He 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).

  • Research Interests
  • Healthcare/system management, Occupational health, Networking Governance & Public Private Partnerships in healthcare, Social determinants of health, Evidence based public health policies, Public policy & management including New Public Management, Human Resource Management and Non Profit Management.
  • Publications (Top six)
  • 1. P. Sigamani, Sanghmitra Acharya and N Sivakami (eds), (2019), Health, Safety and Well-Being of Workers in the Informal Sector in India- Lessons for Emerging Economies, Singapore, Springer, eBook ISBN: 978-981-13-8421-9, Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-13-8420-2.
  • 2. Mehta, A. R., Panneer, Sigamani. Ghosh-Jerath, S., & Racine, E. F. (2017). Factors Associated With Extended Breastfeeding in India. Journal of Human Lactation, 33(1), 140-148 (Sage).
  • 3. Panneer, Sigamani. & Mathur, S. (2016). Problems and prospects of occupational health infrastructure in India. The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 59(1), 165-170 (Springer).
  • 4. Ramachandran, G., & Sigamani, P. (2014). Occupational health and safety in India: The need for reform. Economic and Political Weekly, 49(47), 26-28.
  • 5. P. Sigamani, 2013, Innovative Technologies in Access to Essential Medicine, Diagnostics in India: Lessons for Emerging Economies, New Delhi, Academic Reference Series, Bloomsbury, ISBN: 978-93-82563-53-2.
  • 6. P. Sigamani and Khan N.U, 2011, Reinventing Public Management & Development in Emerging Economies, (eds), Advanced Research Series, New Delhi, Macmillan, 10:0230-33273-0, 13:978-0230-33273-7.
  • Awards & Honours
  •  Indo-US21stCentury Knowledge Initiative (from2016-2019) - Major project awarded.
  •  Global Spotlight International Research Major Grant, award thorough the Global programmes and Strategy Alliance (GPS), UMN for the year 2014, awarded by University of Minnesota(UMN),Minneapolis, USA.
  •  Postdoctoral Research Fellowship(P.D.F): Raman Postdoctoral fellowships (Obama-Singh 21stcentury knowledge initiative) for postdoctoral research for Indian Scholars in United States for the year 2013-2014,awardedbyUniversity Grants Commission(UGC),New Delhi, India.
  •  Junior Research Fellowship (J.R.F) for Ph.D. awarded by UGC, New Delhi, India.
  • Projects Completed
  • 1) Project Title: Assessing And Prioritizing Needs For The Occupational Health Infrastructure In India (Co-PI), Funding Agency: Global Spotlight International Research Major Grant, Award Thorough The Global Programmes And Strategy Alliance(GPS)Forth Year 2014, Awarded By University Of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Amount: USA US $1,00,000.00
  • 2) Project Title: Health And Safety Of Women Workers In Informal Sector In India- A Study of Beedi Rolling (Tamil Nadu) And Construction Work (New Delhi) (PI),Funding Agency: Indian Council Of Social Science Research(Ministry Of Human Resource Development, Amount: INR12,00,000.00
  • 3) Project Title: Indo-US 21stcentury Knowledge Initiative Collaboration For Training In Environmental Health Sciences (Co-PI-Academic Administration),Funding Agency: University Grants Commission, New Delhi, Amount: INR125,00,000.00
  • 4) Project Title: Predictors/Determinants Of Psycho-Social Health Among Children Of Incarcerated Parents: A Study Of NCT Of Delhi (Co-PI),Funding Agency: Indian Council Of Medical Research (ICMR), Amount: INR 34, 42,817.00
  • Employment History
  • 1. Associate Professor & Coordinator: Department of Applied Psychology, School of Behavioural Sciences, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, from 17th August 2016 to 18th July 2018.
  • 2. Assistant Professor: Department of Social Work, (UGC Centre of Advanced Study), Faculty of Social Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi, India, from 6th December 2006 to 3rd July 2016.
  • 3. Research Assistant: Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi (A Central University), New Delhi, India and in collaboration with the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, Netherlands, from 1st Sept 2004- 30th April 2006.
  • 4. Project Officer: Chittoor Multi-Purpose Social Service Society (Non- Government Organization), Chittor, Andhra Pradesh, India from 1st Nov 2002- 31st July 2003.
  • 5. Medical Social Worker and Researcher: St. Thomas Hospital and Leprosy Center, Chetpet, Tamil Nadu, India from 1st August 2001- 31st Oct 2002.