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Dr. Aneesha Verma

Dr. Aneesha Verma

Associate Professor & Academic Dean
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (University of Delhi)


Gender based oppression, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, sexual objectification, intersectionality and body image.
Dr. Aneesha Verma is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Jindal School of Psychology and Counselling (JSPC). She completed her undergraduate education in psychology at the University of Delhi, India (2009), following which she pursued her MA in Psychology at University of Delhi, India (2011). In 2018, she received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Delhi. The topic of her thesis was “Sexual Objectification of the Indian Woman: An Experiential Account”. This was a phenomenological inquiry into the intersectional nature of Indian women’s experiences of sexual objectification. She cleared UGC-NET for assistant professor in June 2019.
Dr. Aneesha undertook multiple research projects at Defence Institute of Psychological Research, New Delhi titled “Assessment of Antecedents of Suicide Cases in the Indian Army by the method of Psychological Autopsy”, “Development of Psychological Test for Induction of Airmen in the Indian Air force” and “Small Group Effective Leadership (SGEL) in Low Intensity Conflict (LIC) Areas” during her tenure as Research Investigator and Junior Research Fellow (JRF) during 2011- 2012. She has also supervised undergraduate and postgraduate research projects at her previous organizations.
Prior to joining JSPC, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Delhi-NCR and Amity University, Noida. She has taught courses on qualitative research methods, social psychology, health psychology, forensic psychology, academic writing, statistics, biological basis of behaviour, history and philosophy of clinical psychology, psycho-diagnostic lab and research supervision.

Journal Publications

  • Verma, A. & Prakash, A. (2020). The many Nirbhayas of India: A socio- psychological analysis of rape. The Learning Curve, 9, 12-19.
  • Chand, M.S.P, Lee, R.E III & Verma, A. (2018). The error of looking at Indian marriages through occidental lenses. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 49(2), 251-258
  • Verma, A. & Prakash, A. (2016). Youth’s attitudes towards practices of gender and sexuality in the Indian society. Asia Pacific Journal for Research, 1(44), 73-78.