Dr. J. Sophie von Lieres
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Dr. J. Sophie von Lieres has joined the Center for Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality (CWEGE) in October 2018 as an assistant professor. Prior to that, she had been a research officer for Amrita Self-Reliant Village (SeRVe) evaluating the effectiveness of Amrita SeRVe's activities. Her research focused on the quality of life and protective factors of village people throughout India. Dr. J. Sophie von Lieres holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Leipzig, Germany. Her Ph.D. research focused on psychosocial factors mitigating the traumatic effects of the 2004 Asian tsunami in Kerala, India.
Her research areas include spreading health awareness, quality of life, literacy, and coping among India’s rural population; as well as methods for teaching higher-order cognitive skills to university students.