Ms. Payal Parmanand Dhanwani

Teacher cum Research Associate
MPhil in Forensic Psychology, MA in Clinical Psychology, B.A. (Psychology)

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Research Area – Criminal profiling, Legal psychology and forensic Investigation

About Ms. Payal Parmanand Dhanwani

I am currently working with Rastriya Raksha University at School of Criminology and behavioral Science as Teacher Cum Research Associate in prison project (Psycho-Social Care Centre) to reform the inmates and help them to get back to society and even teach students of M.A in forensic psychology. Have experience with inmates under different NGO and even had work in hospital setup at different places in Gujarat (Ahmedabad, Baroda and Karjan).

  • 2020 Fellowship in Sexual Medicine, JSS Medical College Mysore. (Result Awaited)
  • 2017 Master of Philosophy (M. phil) in Forensic Psychology, Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU), Institute of Behavioural Science (IBS), Gandhinagar.
  • 2015 Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology, department of psychology, MSUB Baroda, Gujarat.
  • 2013 Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology, L.D. Arts College, Gujarat University, Gujarat.
  • 2010 Higher Secondary, Gujarat State Education Board, Ahmedabad. (Nelson School).
  • 2008 Senior Secondary, Gujarat State Education Board, Ahmedabad. (Little Star Primary school).
• Books/ Chapter in Book/ Conference Proceedings/ Monographs
  • Ms. Payal P Dhanwani and Dr. Priyanka kakkar, 2018 December, Micro Expression in Deception: Journal of Social and Life Sciences. (Indian Women in present Context)
  • Ms. Payal P Dhanwani and Harendra Parmar, 2020, June, Music and Relaxation on female offenders: A thesis was submitted during my Master of Arts 2015 as a part of the curriculum. (GAP INDIAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE).
Paper Presentation in Conference
  • High Suicidal Risk in Adolescence: Cognitive Neuro Science Society of India CNSI (2017).
  • Women Menstruation in society is taboo: Jaipur, 2017
  • Positive and Negative experience using Brain Electrical Oscillation Signature Profiling : A thesis was submitted during my M. Phil in forensic psychology as a part of curriculum. 2017 Dau university.
Organized or Conducted trainees and workshop
  • Organized lecture of Body Language and deception detection by Gaurav Gill sir at SCBS for three days 7th -9th June 2023, for Students and Faculty.
  • Conducted training for students at Personal Perseverance and Awareness of Security for five days on 12th -16th July 2023, for students.
  • Delivered a talk on Psychological wellbeing at Army cantonment Chiloda in the month of April.
  • Talk on career guidance and counseling at Army cantonment chiloda in the month of August 20th.
  • Delivered a talk on Mental wellbeing at Ahmedabad cantonment in the month of 2nd and 3rd November 2023.
  • Appreciation got from Army cantonment chiloda for delivering talk on psychological wellbeing.
  • Worked as a Counsellor at Jambugam Hospital in bodeli working till June 2017 to July 2017. (The role was to counsel the women having more number of kids and also counsel regarding baby care and its needs).
  • Worked at Autism centre as a counsellor from August 2017 December 2017 in Vadodara. (The role was to teach slow learners simply method of teaching also guides them in the same direction, does testing with them also help them teach other skills so that they can earn their life alone).
  • Working as a counsellor at Baroda Citizens Council in Vadodara. In pankhi project role or responsibility is to counsel they sufferer of Domestic Violence and also gives ways to come out from it. Working till date.
  • Working as clinical psychologist in Malini kishore Sanghvi Hospital since 9th September 2019 till date.
  • Working as a counsellor in Pahal NGO since 10; September 2019 till date. I am working 3 days in hospital and 3 days in NGO.
  • January 2021 – September 22, Working at Gotri Hospital as HIV counsellor.
  • September 22 – till date working at Rastriya Raksha University as Teaching Cum Research Associate. (Deal with inmates)
  • Verification of the Documents applied for the post of Professor, Associate Professor and Administrative and Research Officer at SCBS on 12/11/2023.