Angela Cicily Joseph is a Senior Associate, Academy at Centre...

Angela Cicily Joseph

Senior Associate, Academy
 

Angela Cicily Joseph

Position: Senior Associate, Academy
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Academy

Angela Cicily Joseph is a Senior Associate, Academy at Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR). She completed her graduation in Sociology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and her postgraduation in Applied Sociology from Christ (deemed to be) University, Bengaluru. Her postgraduation dissertation focused mainly on the Construction of Masculinity. During her studies, she worked on research projects in the fields of Livelihood, Education and Disaster Studies with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Prior to joining CPPR, Angela was with Affluenz Financial Services India Private Limited where she was involved in a research project on Financial Literacy and Inclusion. She also volunteers at schools to conduct gender sensitisation programmes. Her areas of interests include Diaspora Studies, Education, Livelihood and Social Demography.

April Suzanna Varkey is an Associate, Research at CPPR. She is...

April Suzanna Varkey

Associate, Research
 

April Suzanna Varkey

Position: Associate, Research
Categories: Research

April Suzanna Varkey is an Associate, Research at CPPR. She is a CA finalist and a B.Com. graduate with majors in Accountancy and Finance. As part of the chartered accountancy course, she did her three years of articleship from Sankar and Moorthy Chartered Accountants, Trivandrum. Her association with CPPR began with a two months’ internship as Research Intern. April is interested in engaging in activities that create a social impact. She has volunteered in the audio recording of books for The Kerala Federation of the Blind, edited a book on creating awareness among teachers and parents on online abuse of children and cyber security laws, for the Kerala Police Academy and has participated in the International Conference for Gender Equality – II as a rapporteur.

Aravind Anand Shankar is Coordinator, Communications & Programmes at CPPR....

Aravind Anand Shankar

Managing Associate, Office & Administration
 

Aravind Anand Shankar

Position: Managing Associate, Office & Administration
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Operations

Aravind Anand Shankar is Coordinator, Communications & Programmes at CPPR. He is part of the team responsible for branding and communication of the organisation. As part of his job profile, he has worked closely in promoting different research findings and events organised by CPPR. He has been associated with CPPR since the last 5 years in different roles like Senior Associate (PR & Communication), Research Assistant, and Operations and Programme Associate. Aravind has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He has a keen interest in web designing & development and he is also passionate about photography and travelling.

Former Executive Director of Kerala State Literacy Mission, Special Private...

Dr Gopinath Panangad

Consultant, Projects
 

Dr Gopinath Panangad

Position: Consultant, Projects
Categories: Projects

Former Executive Director of Kerala State Literacy Mission, Special Private Secretary to Minister for Tourism, Fisheries and Excise, Government of Kerala, Project Chief at Kerala State Women’s Commission and Deputy General Manager of Kerala State Fisheries Federation. Dr Gopinath started his career in All India Radio, where he bagged National Award in Broadcasting followed by an overseas training programme in Advanced Communication by visiting England, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland. He holds MSW and PhD degrees.

Goutham K A is a Associate, Project at CPPR. He...

Goutham K A

Associate, Project
 

Goutham K A

Position: Associate, Project
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Research

Goutham K A is a Associate, Project at CPPR. He started his career as an Assistant Manager (Security) in South Indian Bank Ltd, dealing with security-related projects of the institution, submission of reports to the RBI and interdepartmental communication. He is a Computer Science and Engineering graduate from Government Engineering College, Thrissur. He completed his post graduation in Political Science and International Relations from Indira Gandhi National Open University. Goutham is a frequent traveller, photography enthusiast and interested in regional, national and international political developments.

Publications by Goutham KA

Husna is a Software Engineer with a master’s degree in...

Husna Abdul Kariem

Senior Associate, HR & Operations
 

Husna Abdul Kariem

Position: Senior Associate, HR & Operations
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Operations

Husna is a Software Engineer with a master’s degree in Human Resource Management. She has worked in different industries like Information Technology, Pharmaceuticals and Retail across India and in the UAE. Her role in CPPR is primarily Recruitment and other HR functions. She is also responsible for coordinating the CPPR Academy activities. She is fond of Literature, Music and also tries her hand at painting and crafting, among other hobbies.

Jithin is a renowned lawyer whose expertise is in Banking...

Jithin Paul Varghese

Consultant, Legal
 

Jithin Paul Varghese

Position: Consultant, Legal
Categories: Operations

Jithin is a renowned lawyer whose expertise is in Banking laws, Civil laws and Constitutional matters with over 10 years of experience. He holds a BA LLB (Hons.) degree from the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, Kerala and an LLM from M G University, Kottayam, Kerala.

Lakshmi Ramamurthy works as a Market Analyst with CPPR. She...

Lakshmi Ramamurthy

Consultant, Market Analyst
 

Lakshmi Ramamurthy

Position: Consultant, Market Analyst
Categories: Research

Lakshmi Ramamurthy works as a Market Analyst with CPPR. She was involved in various projects such as Livelihood Project in Chennai, Slum Survey in Chennai, Study on Para-transit system in Chennai and Campus Democracy in India. She has a postgraduate degree in Econometrics from the University of Madras, Chennai. Lakshmi has over 13 years of data analytics experience working in IT, Retail, Insurance and Public Policy. At present, she is managing the data and analysis department for CBHS (Comm Bank Health Sector) in Australia.

Dr Martin Patrick secured his PhD in Applied Economics from...

Dr Martin Patrick

Chief Economist
 

Dr Martin Patrick

Position: Chief Economist
Categories: Research

Dr Martin Patrick secured his PhD in Applied Economics from the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi. He has worked as faculty of Economics in various government colleges. He received post-doctoral training at Tilburg University, Netherlands. He has won the award of Excellence in Education instituted by the Global Society for Health and Educational Growth, New Delhi in 2006. He has completed various projects for ICSSR, CDS, Planning Board (Kerala for UNDP), KILA and GIFT (for World Bank). He has served as the member of graduate and postgraduate board of studies of Calicut University, CUSAT, Kalady University and Kerala University. Presently, he is a Visiting Fellow at Indian Maritime Institute, Ernakulam and Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Ernakulam.

Nissy Solomon is a Senior Associate, Research at CPPR. She...

Nissy Solomon

Senior Associate, Research
 

Nissy Solomon

Position: Senior Associate, Research
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Research

Nissy Solomon is a Senior Associate, Research at CPPR. She has a background in Economics with a master’s degree in Public Policy from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. After graduation and prior to her venture into the public policy domain, she worked as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst with Nokia-Heremaps. Her postgraduate research explored the interface of GIS in Indian healthcare planning. She is broadly interested in Public Policy, Economic Development and Spatial Analysis for policymaking.

Publications by Nissy Solomon

J Paul Zachariah is Coordinator, Business Development and Partner Relations...

J Paul Zachariah

Coordinator, Business Development and Partner Relations
 

J Paul Zachariah

Position: Coordinator, Business Development and Partner Relations
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Business Development

J Paul Zachariah is Coordinator, Business Development and Partner Relations at CPPR. He works with the Chairman on the strategic development of CPPR and building partnerships. Paul is a blogger and writes for CPPR blog on topics like international relations and security. A graduate in Economics, he has also undergone training in NGO management at the Department of Training, YMCAs of India and International YMCA University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Before joining CPPR, he was the General Secretary and CEO of YMCA Thrissur for over 7 years. His interests are reading, travelling and photography.

Preethi Joseph is a management graduate specialised in Sales &...

Preethi Joseph

Senior Associate, Strategic Engagements
 

Preethi Joseph

Position: Senior Associate, Strategic Engagements
Categories: Business Development

Preethi Joseph is a management graduate specialised in Sales & Marketing. She has worked across industries like Tourism, Finance, Medical & Media in the Business Development and Marketing domain with over a decade of work experience. Preethi has joined CPPR as the Senior Associate for Strategic Engagements. Before this, she was serving as a Brand Consultant for various enterprises in the state.

Raju T Mathews has been working with CPPR since 2008....

Raju T Mathews

Chief Accounts Officer

 

Raju T Mathews

Position: Chief Accounts Officer

Email: [email protected]
Categories: Operations

Raju T Mathews has been working with CPPR since 2008. He has an MBA degree (with specialisation in Financial Management) from Berhampur University in 1988. He has more than two decades of experience working with various business organisations.

Rajesh M K

Creative Designer
 

Rajesh M K

Position: Creative Designer
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Communications

Reetika is a Senior Officer, Research at CPPR. She has...

Dr. Reetika Syal

Senior Officer, Research
 

Dr. Reetika Syal

Position: Senior Officer, Research
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Research

Reetika is a Senior Officer, Research at CPPR. She has a Ph.D in Political Science from Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, and was Assistant Professor at JAIN (Deemed-to-be) University, Bangalore, for more than 8 years, before joining the organisation. She has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands and IIT- Delhi in 2018-19, on a project on  Civil Society Advocacy with her research focusing on State-Civil Society Relations in Disaster Management in India. She is a part of the Lokniti Network in Delhi, and has been a part of various elections and democracy related studies, along with being a resource person for Lokniti’s Annual Summer School on Quantitative Data Analysis for more than a decade. Dr. Syal has presented papers at many international and national conferences, and has also published in journals and edited books. She was the International Consultant for Nepal Governance Survey, a study by the Nepal Planning Commission in 2017.

Salahuddin Ayyub is a Research Consultant at CPPR and has...

Dr Salahuddin Ayyub

Consultant, Research
 

Dr Salahuddin Ayyub

Position: Consultant, Research
Categories: Research

Salahuddin Ayyub is a Research Consultant at CPPR and has more than 10 years of research and teaching experience. He holds both graduate and postgraduate degrees in Economics and MPhil and PhD degrees in International Trade. He specialises in International Trade Policy research, International Relations and Islamic Studies. He has worked with Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Centre for WTO Studies (Ministry of Commerce, Government of India), National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) and Evalueserve – a multinational research firm. Salahuddin has published several research papers in renowned journals and books and regularly writes for magazines and newspapers on economic and social issues. He has an extensive list of presentations in esteemed national and international conferences. He has a good command of Urdu, Arabic, Hindi and English languages. He has worked for PwC, DFID (UK), Spices Board of India, APEDA, NITI Aayog, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of MSME, World Bank, UNICEF and TNT.

Simy Mariyam George is an Associate, Academy & Outreach at...

Simy Mariyam George

Associate, Academy & Outreach
 

Simy Mariyam George

Position: Associate, Academy & Outreach
Categories: Academy

Simy Mariyam George is an Associate, Academy & Outreach at Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR). She completed her graduation in Journalism, Mass Communication and Video Production from Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram, and her Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising from Kerala Media Academy, Kochi. She has interned with a couple of media firms like Radio Mirchi and Reeltribe working as content producer. Her hobbies include reading, singing and Face Painting among other things.

Sherylene Rafeeque has been associated with CPPR as Consultant Editor...

Sherylene Shamina Rafeeque

Consultant, Editor
 

Sherylene Shamina Rafeeque

Position: Consultant, Editor
Categories: Communications

Sherylene Rafeeque has been associated with CPPR as Consultant Editor since 2016. She has also managed media relations and programmes for the organisation briefly. A trained editor and author of several children’s books, she resides in Kochi. Sherylene earned her postgraduate degree in Visual Communication from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham headquartered in Coimbatore, India.

Dr Swapna Jambhekar is a Research Consultant at CPPR and...

Dr Swapna Jambhekar

Consultant, Research
 

Dr Swapna Jambhekar

Position: Consultant, Research
Categories: Research

Dr Swapna Jambhekar is a Research Consultant at CPPR and is closely involved in the research studies undertaken by CPPR. She graduated as Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) from Mumbai University. After completing Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration (PGDHA) from All India Institute of Local Self Government, she pursued Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS). Swapna is also a Fellow of Insurance Institute of India (FIII) and has worked with well-known bilateral and multilateral agencies in the areas of microinsurance and public health. Her work experience encompasses working at the grassroots level community mobilisation and training, implementation, administration, research, documentation and consulting.

Publications by Dr Swapna Jambhekar