Akshay Sharan

Academic Tutor & TRIP Fellow

B.A. (O.P. Jindal Global University);
M.Sc. (London School of Economics, London)

Akshay is a budding social & cultural psychologist interested in the study of a range of topics including intergroup conflict, pro-social behaviour, social identity, empathy, liberal bias in academia, and morality. He completed his B.A. in Liberal Arts & Humanities, with a major in Psychology, from JSLH and his M.Sc. in Social & Cultural Psychology from the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). Since graduation, Akshay has worked as a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Business Psychology (IIBP), a standard-setting organisation for psychological practices. For the past 4 months, he has been working with JSLH, as a Research Associate, assisting with the setting up of JSLH’s inaugural 1-year Jindal Fellowship Program (JFP). Akshay has worked on several research projects including “7-step Model of Developing Emotional Intelligence in Managers”, “Meaning of Life and Studies of Undergraduate Students”, and “Impact of Audio-Visual Stressors on Empathy Levels of Undergraduate Students”, under the guidance of Prof. Mariya Jilinskaya-Pandey. Additionally, his dissertation at the LSE was titled, “Political Diversity, Perspective-Taking & Assessment of Academic Writing,” for which he conducted experimental research under the aegis of Prof. Ilka Gleibs. He has presented at the National Academy of Psychology Annual Conference in 2016 & 2019 as well as at the Undergraduate Research Conference in 2017 & 2018. Akshay speaks basic Spanish and in his free time enjoys playing the Sitar and listening to Indian Classical Music.