Central University of Kerala

 jillymsw Dr.Jilly John - Assistant Professor 
Designation             :Assistant Professor                      
Qualifications           :MSW, PhD , UGC- Junior Research Fellowship
Department             :Social Work
School                    :Social Science
Telephone               :9746342928
Email                      :[email protected], [email protected]
Other designations:      
Specialisation: Medical and Psychiatric Social work
Child Care, Family Health, Women & Child Mental Health
Course Offered: HMS 5201: Integrated Social Work methods
HMS 5204: Administration of human service organizations and corporate social responsibility
Elective courses: HMS 5011: Medical Social Work Intervention
Brief Profile:  Dr.Jilly John has earned Ph.D. degree on her research titled ‘Child Rearing Practices in Urban Families of Kerala’ at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, as a full time UGC-JRF research Scholar in the year 2011. She started her teaching career atSt. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda, in the year 2002, also worked at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery and DePaulInstitute of Science and Technology, Angamaly, Kerala. She has continued her journey with research at Indira Gandhi National Open University (New Delhi) as a Programme Officer in the Distance Education Programme of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.Before joining Central University of Kerala, she was working as Assistant Professor at Dept. of Social Work, Central University Karnataka. She has presented papers at National and International conferencesand conducted various workshops for different stake holders related to her research interest. She has also worked as a research investigator in a research project and as a Psychiatric Social worker at a rehabilitation Centrefor destitute women with mental illness.She has involved in National and International conferences as coordinator and organizing committee member. SheCompleted a UGC- Major research Project on “Impact of Child mental health Orientation Programme on Parents through Neighbourhood groups: A comparison between Kerala and Karnataka”.  

Dr.Jilly John

Research Papers (in Journals, Books and Conference Proceedings)

In Journals

1)      John, Jilly (2015), on What do parents know about the mental health needs and problems of children? Social Work Chronicle ISSN:2277-1395, 2015 July)

2)      John, Jilly & Amrutha N V (2015), on A systematic review of child mental health knowledge and practices in India, Indian Journal of Applied Research, 4(12), ISSN No: 224-95-55X, Impact Factor: 2.1652

3)      John, Jilly & Amrutha N V (2015), on Emphasizing parental role in handling mental health problems of children  Orient Journal of Law and Social Science, 9(3), ISSN: 09737480, February 2015

4)      John, Jilly  & Amrutha N V (2015), on Main streaming Child mental Health: Overcoming stigma of mental health problems Perspectives on Social Work,  ISSN No:0974- 5114

5)      John, Jilly (2013), on A study on the health status of the tribal students in a residential school, SELP Journal of Social science Volume IV, ISSN: 097-59-999

6)      John, Jilly (2008), on ‘Impact of parenting styles on child development’ in Global Academic Society Journal- Social Science insight, 1(5), PP. 16-25, ISSN 2029- 0365.

In Conference Proceedings

7)      John, Jilly (2014), Mental health problems and suggestions for promoting mental health among women in Gulbarga, Karnataka in book titled Joining hands & changing lives in social work practice, Emerald, Chennai, Volume I, ISBN: 978-81-796638-2-0

8)      John, Jilly (2012), on Role of family environment in acceptance of Child Rearing Practices in Families, Health and Family Development, Authors, ISBN: 978-81-7273-624-8

Chapter in Books

1.      John, Jilly (2015), Marital satisfaction among spouses in urban families in book titled Where do I stand? By Jayashree,  Manas Publishers, Jaipur ISBN: 978-93-832312-0-1


1.      An introduction to Child Mental health Manual for Teachers, Parents, Anganwadi Workers by John, Jilly & Amrutha N V (2015), supported by University Grant Commission, New Delhi



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