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Dr Hemal Shroff

Associate Professor , Mumbai campus

Centre for Health and Social Sciences , School of Health Systems Studies, School of Research Methodology

M.A. (Mumbai),
M.A. (South Florida),
Ph.D. (South Florida)

Dr. Hemal Shroff received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of South Florida, USA in 2004. Subsequently, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in eating disorders at the University of North Carolin-Chapel Hill, USA. Prior to joining TISS, she worked with an NGO in Mumbai and gained experience in mental health and developmental issues of children and adolescents.

Research Areas:

Adolescent Health

Nutrition and Food Choices


Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Body Image and Eating Disorders

Cross-cultural Assessment

Ninawe, K. & Shroff, H. (in press) Metacognition in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Indian Journal of Mental Health.

Shroff, H., Sawant, S. & Prabhudesai, A. (2017). Knowledge and misperceptions about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among schoolteachers in Mumbai, India. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 64 (5), 514 - 525. https://doi.org/10.1080/1034912X.2017.1296937
Yamamiya, Y., Schaefer, L., Thompson, J. K., Shroff, H., Shimai, S. & Sharma, R. (2016). An examination of the psychometric properties of the SATAQ-4 with adolescent girls in Japan. Body Image, 19, 89-97.

Surani, N. & Shroff, H. (2012). Mass Media exposure to tobacco messages among secondary school children in Mumbai. Indian Journal of Public Health, 56 (2), 159-162.
 Shroff, H. & Ricciardelli, L. (2012). Physical Appearance Changes in Childhood and Adolescence-Boys. In T. Cash (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance, Vol. 2, San Diego: Academic Press.
 Shroff, H., Calogero, R. & Thompson, J. K. (2009). Assessment of Body Image. In D. B. Allison & M. L. Baskin (Eds.) Handbook of Assessment Methods for Obesity and Eating Behaviors (Second Edition). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
 Sovani, A. Thatte, S., Shroff, H., Sawant, S., Sathyanarayan, A., Ravi, S., Joshi, K., Korde, R. & Saraff, P. (2008). Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, IVth Edition – An exploratory study from Mumbai. Bombay Psychologist, 23 (1 & 2), 7-14.
 Yamamiya, Y., Shroff, H. & Thompson, J. K. (2008). The Tripartite Model of Body Image and Eating Disturbance: A replication with a Japanese sample. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 41 (1), 88-91.
 Bulik, C. M. & Shroff, H. (2008). Treatment of comorbid eating and substance use disorders among adolescents. In Y. Kaminer & O. G. Bukstein (Eds.) Adolescent substance Abuse: Psychiatric Comorbidity & High Risk Behaviors. New York: Taylor and Francis.

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Foundation course - Quantitative Research Methods

Foundation course - Social Science Perspectives on Health

Social Epidemiology of Nutrition

Social and Behavioural Influences on Health

Theoretical Perspectives on Social Sciences in Health

Email: hshroff[at]tiss[dot]edu