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Session Title: Adolescent wellbeing in the post pandemic world
Speaker: Uma Nagarajan, Associate Professor, Indian School of Business and Finance
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Short description: The road to recovery from the pandemic has predominantly been examined through the lens of vaccines and medicines. This has resulted in overarching importance on physical well-being, often at the cost of other needs. With the pandemic easing now, most people assume that the worst is over. However, my experience as a professor has helped me see and understand the deleterious effects of the pandemic on the mental, emotional, intellectual and social well-being of adolescent students over the last two years. This presentation delves into the far-reaching impact of the pandemic on student well-being. It further suggests measures that can be taken by students and their stakeholders to improve the mental, emotional, intellectual and social well-being of students.

Bio: Dr Uma Nagarajan has a rich blend of corporate and teaching experience spanning 2 decades. She has taught students at undergraduate, post-Graduate and executive MBA levels in various reputed management institutes. She has extensive teaching experience in external programs of foreign universities including the University of London, University of Bradford, Oxford Brookes University and Stratford University. She has also worked as an Online Facilitator for Victoria University. (Australia). She is currently working as an Associate Professor of Finance at the Indian School of Business and Finance (Academic Direction from the London School of Economics). She is also associated as an adjunct faculty at the Institute of Cost Accountants, Registered Valuers Organization. She has presented and published papers and book chapters in various journals of repute and is an ad hoc reviewer of Emerging Market Case Studies by the Emerald Publishing Group. Dr Uma Nagarajan has done her PhD in Finance from Bharathiar University. She is a Cost and Management Accountant from the Institute of Cost Accountants, India and has completed her Master’s in Commerce. Her areas of expertise include Management Accounting, Valuation and Financial Modelling and Corporate Finance. She believes that education is about enhancing the creative and critical thinking abilities of students, igniting a passion for knowledge and fostering the desire to excel.