Ms. Shrusti Dave

Research Officer
MSc in Forensic Psychology, PGDCAH, B.A. (Psychology)

Phone No. – 9824497479

Email –

Research Area – Forensic, Criminal, Correctional, Investigative Psychology

About Ms. Shrusti Dave

I have done my Masters in Forensic Psychology at Coventry University, UK. Psychology graduate (BA) from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. Where I also completed a Post-graduate Diploma in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis. My education to date has provided me with knowledge and skills which I can apply in work settings with clients in community and prison setting. I am seeking to be part of a challenging working environment that will encourage me to improve and learn new skills. My aim is to help society by using my knowledge of psychological interventions.

My internship at the Hospital of Mental Health of Baroda gave me an opportunity to gain practical experience of the workings of a clinical psychologist. The most essential thing I learned there was to see patients as humans first irrespective of their disorders. I have been introduced and trained in psychological assessment. I understand the need to be calm during stressful situations, which I believe is a necessary skill while working in a prison. Working with people with mental health problems and listening to them actively have made me aware of the need to be more empathetic, approachable and patient. In addition to this during my New Bridge volunteering I have learnt a similar message about prisoners, and I am motivated to work to reduce the stigma and encourage a supportive rehabilitative atmosphere.

  • M.Sc. in Forensic Psychology, 1 years (2020-2021) full time, Coventry University, UK., Pass with Merit.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis, one year (2019-2020) full time, from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat with 7.54 CGPA.
  • B. A. in Psychology, 3 years (2016-2019) full time, from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat with 6.85 CGPA.
  • CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership (Chartered Management Institute, Oct 22 2021)
  • CMI Level 7 Award in Professional Consulting (Chartered Management Institute, Oct 22 2021)
  • IELTS Certificate with Overall Band: 7.0 (Listening:8.0, Reading:7.5, Writing:6.0, Speaking:7)
  • WES (World Educational Services) credential evaluation certificate
  • Positive Psychology and Mental Health Certificate (The University of Sydney) online non-credited course
  • 2nd Indian Congress of Industrial & and Organizational Psychology (ICIOP 2019) volunteering certificate
  • National Workshop on “Forensic Psychology – Application in Civil and Criminal Justice Administration” participation certificate
  • 1st National Psychological Trauma Conclave 2018 participation certificate
  • Internship with Prison Education Support Placement with 6 months. The 4 main Job Roles and responsibilities include shadowing tutors, creating activities for residents, supporting participants with special educational needs, and interviewing/ screening and visiting residents.
  • Volunteering as Befriender with New Bridge Foundation for 1 year (2020-2021). This volunteering program is a way to provide social support to prisoners, I was trained to communicate with prisoners through letters and/or visits.
  • Volunteering as a Behaviour Analyst at a school for children with special needs such as learning disabilities such as epilepsy, and many faced some physical challenges for 2 months.
  • Interned at Hospital of Mental Health Vadodara for 6 months. One of my many responsibilities was take case histories and assist and observing during counselling sessions.
  • Worked as Learning Support Practitioner (LSP) with Novus at HMP Birmingham.