Tissy Mariam Thomas, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Kerala, Thiruvanathapuram was awarded PhD in conceptual schemes of abnormal behaviour in various medical practices by University of Calicut.
She was co-investigator of a major research project on psycho-social dimensions of indigenous healing systems in Karnataka funded by UGC. She has authored a book titled Iranginadappu (2008) and edited two books titled Pennira(2011) and Penvazhi(2014) published by DC Books, Kottayam, Kerala. Tissy has done her monograph on the gender identity and status of hijras in gharanas at Bangalore. She has completed a consultation research project on the development of psycho-social profiles for reintegrating young girls at shelter homes in Kerala and coordinated training program for community counselling educators of Kudumbashree, Kerala. Her research interests range from gender studies to social and cultural psychology and mental health.