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Meenu Sharma

  • Ph.D. Student
  • Research Associate (OER)
  • Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia
  • 8PublicationsNumber of items in Meenu's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 5Followers

Research interests

Human Capabilities.Educational Policy and PlanningYoga and Health PsychologyCounseling and Clinical PsychologyApplied Social PsychologyResearch Methodology (Qualitative and Quantitative Methods)Adult Literacy and Lifelong education


I am a Research Associate at Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA). I am working in a project centred on Open Educational Resources for the ROER4D. I completed my Master and Bachelor in Psychology from University of Delhi. In addition, I have field training and research experiences; which were the indispensable part of M.A. Psychology. The course work, field training and research work experiences during Master period have provided many opportunities to learn and work in the areas of education and social sciences. Therefore, after completion of M.A., I have worked with Gateway Research Worldwide Organization for a year in a project titled Integrated Youth Development Project (IYDP) in which I analysed key issues related to the problems of youth. Such experiences have helped me to consolidate my understating towards psychology and developmental areas. At present, I am pursuing Ph.D. (Adult Education) from National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA). My Ph.D research focuses on Quality of Life aspect of Neo-literates. In this research work, Quality of life has been conceptualized by three major components: Empowerment, Sustainable Livelihood, and Life Skills, which have come straight from the field work. The major key variables studied in this study are rural poverty, livelihoods, and life skills and women empowerment by literacy attainment. Henceforth, I have significant experience in empirical field work based research and consequently i have drawn the insights from developmental perspective to purse my Ph.D. Certainly, it is helping me to understand the contemporary social relevance of psychology and its contribution in other disciplines. I also have good knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research techniques and data analysis. In addition; I have experience in both theoretical and practical aspects of psychology and education. I have published book reviews, chapter, articles and research studies in these areas. Not only this, I have given several presentations at National and International conferences in India as well in Overseas. Besides, I do owe Membership of Academic Societies which have been working for education and society. India 1. Paper presented titled “Three Pillars of Adult Education” on Two days’ workshop on Professional Development in Lifelong learning and extension organized by the Department of Adult, Continuing Education on 21-22 October, 2013 at University of Delhi. 2. Research paper presented titled “ A comparative study of assessing the organizational learning of two educational organizations using OLD” on 21-22 March 2013 at 2nd International Conference on Psychology and Allied Science ,organized by Centre for Behavioral Research and Intervention, Hisar, Haryana, India. 3. Paper presented in International Conference on Life Skills Education (22-25 November 2011) organized by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development ( RGNIYD), titled “Building Life Skills by Adult Education for Quality of Life” in Tamil Nadu, India. 4. Paper Presented in Workshop (19 February 2010) “Mahila Hinsa Virudh Sangargh” organized by Ajmer Proadh Shikhshan Samiti, Shastri Nagar at Ajmer, Rajasthan, India Overseas 1. Paper presented in International conference of European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) (10-12 February 2012) titled “Impact of Adult Education on Quality of Life: A Research Study on Adult literate of Ajmer District of Rajasthan in India” at University of Nottingham, UK. 2. Paper presented in International conference of Human Development & assist Capability Approach (HDCA) (5-8 September 2011), titled “Adult Education in Building Capabilities for Quality of Life”, at The Hague, Netherlands. Membership of Academic Societies 1. Life Membership of Earth Saviours Foundation (NGO) at Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. 2. Life Membership of Human Development & Capabilities Association (HDCA) Boston University, Boston. USA. 3. Life Membership of European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA), University of Nottingham, UK. 4. Life Membership of YWCA, New Delhi. 5. Life Membership of Learning Community at Heeralal Yaadav Ballika College Lucknow, U.P

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Publications (5)

  • Role of Adult Education in Improvement of the Quality of Life

  • Book Review: Bringing Knowledge Back In: From social constructivism to social realism in the sociology of education

  • Researches in Adult Education: Focus on Literacy Programme, Poverty Reduction, Women Empowerment and Sustainable Development

  • Book Review: Reconceptualising Lifelong Learning: Feminist Interventions

  • Community Participation: An Instrument for Achieving Equality in Education with Special References to Disadvantage Groups


Professional experience

Research Associate (OER)

Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia

January 2014 - Present

Consultant Psychologist

Nutri Health System

November 2011 - March 2012(4 months)

Research Consultant

Gateway Research Worldwide Organization

July 2006 - June 2007(a year)


Pursuing Ph.D.

NUEPA, New Delhi

November 2008 - November 2013(5 years)

M.A. (Psychology)

University of Delhi

July 2004 - July 2006(2 years)

B.A. ( Psychology )

University of Delhi

July 2001 - July 2004(3 years)