Research Interests

Higher Education, Employee Well being, Student Engagement

Bhavya Chhabra


B.Sc. Psychology Hons. (Christ University, Bangalore), M.Sc. Mental Health Studies (King’s College London, UK)

Bhavya is currently working as an Lecturer at Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences.  Prior to joining JGU, she completed a BSc. in Psychology Honours from Christ University, Bangalore and won a scholarship award for ‘Outstanding Performance’. She pursued her MSc. in Mental Health Studies from King’s College London. She has worked as an Employability Workshop Facilitator at South London and Maudsley Hospital, NHS, UK.

Training Experience

At JIBS, she is currently engaged in research support and conducting training programmes, along with assistance in organizing national and international conferences. At South London and Maudsley Hospital, she delivered workshops and helped organize conferences on confidence building, self-marketing, interview skills, assertiveness, risk and conflict management. She has experience in developing workshop content, supporting  project planning, data management, monitor expenditures, and produce post-event  high quality reports. Bhavya has also been part of national events, conferences, seminars that involved liaising with international speakers, different college campuses and stakeholders. She implemented efficient operations to support the delivery of certain projects. As a student panelist at KCL, she has supported different panels, engaged in various intellectual discussions followed by critical appraisals and co-created student experience projects. These experiences gave her an opportunity to work collaboratively with students and staff in a global setting, aiding her cultural competency.

Research Experience

Bhavya completed her undergraduate dissertation on ‘The Effect of Homesickness on Academic Performance and General Health among Freshmen’. Her Master’s dissertation was on the topic ‘Evaluating the Impact of Virtual Learning Environment based Education on Student Mental Well-being’. Higher Education, Student Mental Wellbeing, Experiences of Homesickness, Student Engagement 


Book Chapters

  • Palit, M., Chhabra, B. (2021). Causes of Juvenile Delinquency and Treatment. In (Eds. S. P. Sahni, P. Bhadra) Criminal Psychology and the Criminal Justice System in India & Beyond (pp93-118). Springer Nature, Singapore.