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Dr. Susan Thomas

  • Assistant Professor
  • susanthomas@sjri.res.in
Education

  • 2009; Doctorate in Philosophy - Neuropsychology
    Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS
  • 2005; Master of Philosophy - Clinical Psychology
    Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS
  • 2002; Master of Arts - Applied Psychology
    Department of Psychology, University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus
  • 2000; Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
    Department of Psychology, Union Christian College, Aluva (Affiliated to MG University, Kottayam)
Experience

  • Assistant Professor
    St. John’s Research Institute
    Jan 2019 - till date
    Bangalore, India
  • Lecturer
    St. John’s Research Institute
    Nov 2013 - Jan 2019
    Bangalore, India
  • Project Coordinator
    St. John’s Research Institute
    Nov 2013 - Nov 2014
    Bangalore, India
  • Post Doctoral Fellow
    Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS
    Aug 2010 - Sep 2012
    Bangalore, India
  • Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer
    Medical Trust Hospital
    Nov 2005 - Apr 2006
    Cochin, India
Publications

Thomas S, Thomas T, Bosch RJ, Ramthal A, Bellinger DC, Kurpad AV, Duggan CP, Srinivasan K. Effect of Maternal Vitamin B12 Supplementation on Cognitive Outcomes in South Indian Children: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Matern Child Health J. 2019;23(2):155-163.

Anand S, Thomas S, Jayachandra M, Thomas T, Strand TA, Kurpad AV, Duggan CP, Srinivasan K. Effects of maternal B12 supplementation on neurophysiological outcomes in children: a study protocol for an extended follow-up from a placebo randomised control trial in Bangalore, India. BMJ Open. 2019;9(2):e024426.

Hartmann MA, Datta S, Banay RF, Caetano V, Floreak R, Appaiah P, Sreevasthsa A, Thomas S, Selvam S, Barnette Q, Srinivasan K. Designing a Pilot Study Protocol to Test a Male Alcohol Use and Intimate Partner Violence Reduction Intervention in India: Beautiful Home. Front Public Health. 2018;6:218.

Winje BA, Kvestad I, Krishnamachari S, Manji K, Taneja S, Bellinger DC, Bhandari N, Bisht S, Darling AM, Duggan CP, Fawzi W, Hysing M, Kumar T, Kurpad AV, Sudfeld CR, Svensen E, Thomas S, Strand TA. Does early vitamin B12 supplementation improve neurodevelopment and cognitive function in childhood and into school age: a study protocol for extended follow-ups from randomised controlled trials in India and Tanzania. BMJ Open. 2018;8(2):e018962.

Gowachirapant S, Jaiswal N, Melse-Boonstra A, Galetti V, Stinca S, Mackenzie I, Thomas S, Thomas T, Winichagoon P, Srinivasan K, Zimmermann MB. Effect of iodine supplementation in pregnant women on child neurodevelopment: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2017;5(11):853-863.

Thomas S, Rao SL, Devi BI. Standardization of Tests of Attention and Inhibition. Indian J Psychol Med. 2016;38(4):320-5.

Thomas S, Rao SL, Devi I. Relationship between Attention and Inhibition: Are they Two Sides of the Same Coin? Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology. 2016;42 (2), 193-199.

Rajeswaran, J., Bennett, C.N., Thomas, S & Rajakumari, K. (2012). EEG Neurofeedback Training in Clinical Conditions. In J Rajeswaran (Ed). Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Principles and Practices. London, UK Massachusetts, USA: Elsevier.

Projects
Patents
Groups and Associations

  • Professional Life Member
    Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist
    RCI (A56164)
Interests

Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Neuropsychology

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