Leaders with Vision
It took over two decades of dedication, diligence and burning midnight oil to develop a brain-based approach to intelligence testing. The colossal challenge of creating an IQ test specifically for India is met with perpetual enthusiasm and perseverance by a team of eminent specialists from various fields of Psychology. Let’s meet the authors of BBIT.
Prof. J P Das
Prof. Jagannath Prasad Das (Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Dept of Psychology) is an Indo-Canadian educational psychologist and an internationally recognized expert in educational psychology, intelligence and childhood development. Among his contributions to psychology are the PASS theory of intelligence and the Das-Naglieri Cognitive Assessment System.Prof. Das is an ‘Order of Canada’ (2015) recipient for his significant contribution in the field of Intelligence.
Prof. Braj Bhushan
Prof. Braj Bhushan currently works at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Braj does research in Experimental Psychology, Neuropsychology and Cognitive Psychology.
Ms. Renu Goyal
Ms. Renu Goyal is the founder of KIDicious – Learning Differently, a child psychological therapy clinic based in Delhi, having more than 11 yrs of experience.
Dr. Pooja Jha Nair
Dr. Pooja Jha is Co-Founder of Total Solution, Hyderabad. She has experience of more than 19 years in field of education psychology.
Prof. Prakash Padakannaya
Prof. Padakannaya has works as course leader for M.phil. in Learning Disability in University of Mysore for several years. Currently he is working at Ashoka University, Delhi. Prakash Padakannaya was trained in psycholinguistics and cognition during his PhD at Utkal University, India, and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, London, United Kingdom. His PhD focusing on Reading Development in Oriya was the first study that showed that phonemic awareness is not so crucial for learning to read Indian alpha-syllabary.He has a number of research publications on reading difficulties in his credit.
Ms. Swagatika Samantaray
Ms. Swagatika is a senior consulting psychologist at Learning Clinic, Bhubaneswar and a lecturer in Psychology. She has 17 years of experience in clinical practice with children with special educational needs and more than 10 years of research experience in reading difficulties in children.
Prof. U. N. Dash
Prof U.N. Dash is a former Professor of Psychology at the Centre of Advanced Study in Psychology, Utkal University and University of Delhi, India. He has been a Killam Scholar and a Visiting Professor in Canada. He taught and guided research at the Masters and Ph. D level at Utkal University and University of Delhi for 36 years until he retired in 2009. He published extensively in national and international journals in the areas of Psychological Measurement, Cognitive Psychology and Information Processing in young children and has authored eight books. He currently teaches courses on Research Methodology and Statistics at various institutes and conducts positive attitude building sessions as per requirement and is associated with government and some non-government organizations in furthering initiatives to promote quality education in elementary and secondary education sectors.