Guest Faculty

Dr Janhavi Devdutt 

Department of Psychology

  1. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
  2. Mental Health Prevention & Promotion, particularly Digital Mental Health Interventions
  3. Positive Psychology and Well-being



Indraprastha College for Women (I.P. College), University of Delhi
B.A. (Hons.) Psychology


University of Delhi, North Campus
M.A. Psychology


Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Delhi
M.Phil. Clinical Psychology


National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology


  • 2019-2020 | Senior Research Officer | National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore

Research Interest

  • Digital mental health interventions, technology-based platforms for prevention and promotion of mental health
  • Emotions and emotion regulation – dispositional and contextual influences, cultural differences, and assessment (questionnaire-based and experience sampling methods)
  • Workplace well-being and its relationship with work engagement and other positive psychological correlates.

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2019 – Licensed Clinical Psychologist – Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
  • 2013 – Junior Research Fellowship (NET-JRF) – University Grants Commission (UGC)


  • Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (IACP)
  • National Academy of Psychology (NAOP)

List of Publications

  • Barriers to Professional Help-seeking for Distress and Potential Utility of a Mental Health App Components: Stakeholder Perspectives - Johnson, J. A., Devdutt J, Mehrotra, S., et al. Cureus 12(2) (2020)
  • Emotions at work and mental health: Emerging directions - Devdutt, J. & Mehrotra, S. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health, 5(4):1233-1238 (2018)
  • Field Notes on Youth Pro: An Initiative for Youth Mental Health Promotion in India - Mehrotra, S., Hameed, N., Kumar, C. R. S., Devdutt, J., Agrawal, J., Chandra, P. S. Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology 43(2):326-330 (2017)
  • Behavioral Problems in Patients of Borderline Intelligence with Multiple Physical Co-Morbidities: A Psycho-Diagnostic Approach - Kar, S. K., Devdutt, J., Kamboj, A. & Varma, R. International Journal of Research in Medical and Health Science, 1(2): 33-36 (2013)
  • How to Support a Colleague Who May Be Suffering from Social Anxiety – Mehrotra, S. & Devdutt, J. Ascend, Harvard Business Review (2019)
  • Managing Emotions in the Workplace - Sudhir, P. M., & Devdutt, J. The Loudspeaker (Amplifying the Voice of Mental Health). NIMHANS Centre for Well-being, Bengaluru (2016, Summer)
  • An Information Handout on Youth Mental Health - Mehrotra, S., Devdutt, J. NIMHANS, Bengaluru (2015)
  • Voices of Hope – Eds. – Mehrotra, S. & Devdutt, J. NIMHANS Publication, Bengaluru (2015)

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