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The Assam Kaziranga University

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The Assam Kaziranga University

Dr. Golak Bihari Patra

Designation: Associate Professor and Associate Dean

Email: gbpatra@kazirangauniversity.in

Academic Qualifications:

  • PhD (Public Health), Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health (CSMCH), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
  • M. Phil (Public Health), Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health (CSMCH), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
  • MA (Social Work), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • UGC-NET (Social Work)
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Experience:

  • Academic and Research: 7 Years
  • Development Practice and NGOs: 8 Years

Worked in:

  • Research Fellow, at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Project title “Engaging with Conservancy works and Experience of Social Discrimination- A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of the Determinants and Consequences with special Reference to Young Population”; Funded by the UGC, New Delhi (2017 - 2018).
  • Research Associate, at Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS), New Delhi. Project titled “Tracking Health inequalities in India- Locating Social Exclusion and Discrimination”; Funded by IDRC, Canada (2016 - 2017).
  • Research Associate, at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Project titled “Engaging with Conservancy works and Experience of Social Discrimination- A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of the Determinants and Consequences with special Reference to Young Population”; Funded by the UGC, New Delhi (2015 - 2016).
  • Research Associate, at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Project titled “Sanitation and Conservancy workers- Understanding Social Discrimination in Access to Resources”; Funded by the ICSSR, New Delhi (2014 - 2015).
  • Team Leader (Partner NGO) at Kuarmunda Forest Range (Field Management Unit), Sundargarh, Odisha. Project titled “Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project (OFSDP)”. A project of the Government of Odisha, collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); (2008 – 2010).
  • Project Coordinator at Mighty Club, Balasore, Odisha. Project titled “Community Based Disaster Preparedness and Vulnerability Reduction”; Funded by the Concern Worldwide, India (2008).
  • Social Activist at Orissa Republican Youth and Student Front (ORYSF), Odisha “Campaign against Violation of Human Rights in Odisha”; (2000 – 2010: Membership and Volunteer).

Short Term Enagements:

  • Study on Urban Health Situation in the cities of selected countries in South-East-Asia-Region to prepare the Urban Health Equity Assessment and Response Tool (Urban HEART). The study was supported by WHO-SEAR, New Delhi. Year: 2013
  • Study on ‘Rickshaw Puller in Guwahati, Lucknow and Muzaffarpur’ to understand the issues of financial inclusion among urban poor. The study was supported by America India Foundation (AIF), New Delhi. Year: 2013
  • Study on ‘Migrant Women Workers in Construction and Domestic Spaces in Delhi Metropolitan Area: An Analytical Study of Empowerment and Challenges’. The study was supported by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, New Delhi. Year: 2013

Publications:

  • Acharya S.S., Mukherjee M., and Patra G.B., (2020). “Correlates of Health Care Among Women and Children in Odisha: Understanding Barriers in Access.” In Hans A., et. Al., (ed.) Women Reinventing Development: The Odisha Experience (ed.), AAKAR BOOKS, New Delhi, 2020 (ISBN 978-93-5002-671-7).
  • Acharya S.S., Singh S., Patra G.B., and Kaur R., (2019). “Disease Burden and Health Inequalities in Punjab-Understanding Economic and Social Consequences.” International Journal of Preventive, Curative & Community Medicine, Volume 5, Issue 2 - 2019, Pg. No. 1-10. (ISSN: 2454‐325X).
  • Patra G.B. and Acharya S.S., (2019). “Constitutional Provisions and Legal Safeguards for the Sanitation and Allied Workers in India.” In Panneer S., Acharya S., Sivakami S (ed.) Health, Safety and Well-Being of Workers in the Informal Sectors in India, Springer (ISBN 978-981-13-8420-2).
  • Acharya, S. and Patra, G.B. (2017). Access to Maternal and Child Health Care: Understanding Discrimination in Selected Slum in Delhi, Marginalization in Globalizing Delhi: Issues of Land, Livelihoods and Health (ed.), Springer Publication, (ISBN 978-81-322-3581-1).
  • Lenka, A.K. and Patra, G.B. (2017). Water and Sanitation and Public Health Issues in Delhi, Marginalization in Globalizing Delhi: Issues of Land, Livelihoods and Health (ed.), Springer Publication, (ISBN 978-81-322-3581-1).
  • Patra, G.B. and Acharya, S (2017). Social Disparity in Access to Public Health Services: A Study of Urban Poor in Bhubaneswar City, Odisha, Journal of Social Inclusion Studies, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi, Vo-3, No-1 & 2, June, (ISSN 2394-4811).

Seminar / Workshops

Chaired a Session/Delivered a Lecture:

  • Deliver a lecture as invited speaker in the Webinar Series of the Institute of Media Studies, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, through online mode on the topic “Significance of Community Health and Social Medicine in Social Work Practice.
  • Chaired a session in the National Seminar on “Tea Tribe Community: The Contours and Continuum of their Exclusion” held during 27th and 28th August 2020, Organised by the SSS, Kaziranga University and sponsored by the ICSSR-North Eastern Regional Centre, Shillong, Meghalaya.
  • Participated in Faculty Development Programme organized by the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, and sponsored by the National Implementing and Monitoring Agency for Training (NIMAT) under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The Programme was held at The Assam Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam.

Paper Presented:

  • National Seminar on ‘Sanitation and Conservancy Workers- Does National Cleanliness Mission Address the Issues of Health, Housing and Livelihoods?’, Organised by the CSMCH, SSS, JNU, New Delhi – 110067, 20th -21st April 2018; Title of the Paper: Policies and Programmes on Sanitation and Conservancy Workers in India: Tracing Since India’s Independence and Beyond.
  • National Seminar on ‘Margins of Lands, Health-Care and Livelihoods: Exclusion in Globalizing Delhi’, Organised by CSMCH and CSRD, JNU and Supported by ICSSR, New Delhi; 20th – 21st December 2014; Title of the Paper: Public Health Issues in Urban India: A Study on Access to Water and Sanitation by the Urban Poor in selected slum in Delhi.
  • Tenth National Conference of IASSH- 2012 organized by CSMCH, JNU and the Department of Social Work, JMI, New Delhi; 21st – 23rd Nov 2012; Title of the Paper: Health behavior of urban slums influenced by the surrounding rural setting in small cities: A case study of Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Workshops/Seminars Attended:

  • National Workshop for Academic Institutes on ‘Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FS&SM)’, Organised by Centre for Water and Sanitation, CEPT University, Ahmedabad in collaboration with the National Institute of Urban Affaires (NIUA), New Delhi; 6th and 7th March 2018 at Ahmedabad.
  • National Workshop on ‘Research Methodology in Social Sciences’, Organised by Associations of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; 12th - 16th October 2015 at JNU, New Delhi.
  • Research Methodology Course ‘Doing Ethnography’, Organised by Anthropos India Foundation (AIF) and Institute of Social Sciences (ISS); 8th - 10th December 2014 at JNU, New Delhi.
  • Short-term course on ‘Research Methodology for Ph. D Students’, Funded by the ICSSR, New Delhi and Conducted by the Department of Social Work, JMI, New Delhi; 1st - 10th December 2012 at JMI, New Delhi
  • Workshop on ‘Research Methods and Data Analysis in Public Health’, Conducted by the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; 10th - 14th May 2011 at New Delhi.

Workshops/Seminars Organised:

  • Organising Co-Convener of the Social Sciences Winter School Workshop held in Sikkim during 28th December 2020 to 1st January 2021. The programme was organised by The Assam Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi and Anthropos India Foundation, New Delhi.
  • Organising team member of the National Seminar on “Tea Tribe Community: The Contours and Continuum of their Exclusion” held during 27th - 28th August 2020, Organised by the SSS, Kaziranga University and sponsored by the ICSSR-North Eastern Regional Centre, Shillong, Meghalaya.
  • Organising team member (Student Volunteer) of the National Seminar on ‘Margins of Lands, Health-Care and Livelihoods: Exclusion in Globalizing Delhi’, Organised on 20th – 21st December 2014 by CSMCH and CSRD, JNU and Supported by ICSSR, New Delhi.
  • Organising team member (Student Volunteer) of the Research Methodology Course ‘Doing Ethnography’, Organised by Anthropos India Foundation (AIF) and Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), during 8th - 10th December 2014 at JNU, New Delhi.
  • Organising team member (Student Volunteer) of the 10th National Conference on IASSH, held during 21st Nov to 23rd Nov 2012. The Conference was organized by the CSMCH, SSS, JNU and Department of Social Work, JMI, New Delhi.

Membership in Professional Associations:

  • Life member of the Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH), a Chapter of the Asia Pacific Network (APNET).
  • Member of the Board of Studies, SSS, The Assam Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam.

Other Experiences:

  • Associated in book editing.
  • Research proposal writing.
  • Served as a Student-Faculty-Committee Member (SFC) in JNU.
  • Served as a Convener of the Odisha Sanskrutika Parisad (OSP), A cultural association of the Odia in JNU, New Delhi.

Research Interests:

  • Social Work Education and Practice
  • Urban Development
  • Urban Health and Urban Planning
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Livelihoods, Health and Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Public Health