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Dhaneswar Bhoi, PhD, Post-Doctorate and recently awarded with 'Honorary Fellow' at Department of Sociology, School of Social and Political Science, the University of Edinburgh (UoE), UK.  He is a Lecturer (Sociology, Psychology & Research Methods), Department 'Public Health, Social Care and Social Science' at London School of Science and Technology, London, UK affilited to University of West London, London, De Montfort University-Leicester & Buckinghamshire New University, Buckinghamshire, UK.

He is pursuing his PG Certificate from University of London, UK. He has enrolled in the Fellow programme at the Advance Higher Education, UK. He has studied Public Policy Course from Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia, USA and studied Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Course at the University of Michigan, USA. He has also studied Research Methods Course at the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) University of London,UK

He holds hid Post Doctorate (PD) from University of Edinburgh, UK. PhD in Social Science from Centre for Social Justice and Governance, School of Social Science, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India. He holds his M.Phil from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Institute of Social Sciences, Mhow, India. He studied M.A. in Sociology from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, New Delhi; and, in Education from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, India. His interests broadly lie on Public Policies, Marginalisation, Educational Equity, Access and Inclusion, Life, Education and Experiences of Dalits and Tribes of India. Before joining UoE, he worked extensively with Policy Level bodies of Government of India like, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE), as well as Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD)National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) and National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi.

He has also worked at Indian Social Institute, New Delhi; TISS, Mumbai; and, Utkal University, Odisha, India for both research and teaching. He is the author of 'Caste in Everyday Life: Experience and Affect in Indian Society, Palgrave Macmillan with the subsidiary of Singer Nature in Switzerland. Having published thirty five (35) articles in different Scopus Indexed & Peer Reviewed national and international journals and edited books, Dr. Bhoi has also presented around sixty research papers at conferences of different levels worldwide. Also, he has attended twenty-five academic workshops and orientation programmes and drafted eight different reports on ‘education equity issues and suggestions. His forth coming books are: ‘Educational Privatisation and Higher Education: A Space for the Dalits’; and ‘Experiences of Dalits in Higher Education: State and Social Responses’.

Dr. Bhoi has made academic visits to various countries like, Australia, Sweden, Germany, Argentina, USA, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Austria, Denmark, Belgium and The Netherlands. Currently, he is the Editor of 'Delhi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences,' India, Associate editor of 'Journal of the World Universities Forum,' USA, reviewer for 'Educational Research for Policy and Practice,' Springer, Singapore of Springer Nature Switzerland AG; Reviewer for the 'International Sociology,' Sage, USA, 'Sociology Study,' USA and 'The Oriental Anthropologist,' Sage, India. In his academic career he has been recipient of academic scholarships from University Grant Commission and Indian Council of Social Science Research, India; International Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands; Roskilde University, Denmark and TISS, India. He is an active member at International Sociological Association, Spain; Comparative Education Society of India admitted to UNESCO International Bureau of Education, Switzerland; Academy of Business and Retail Management, UK; and, Indian Academy of Social Sciences, India. 


Research Interests

  • Mental Health, Stigma and Self-Harm
  • Psycho-social Experience and Affect
  • Sociology of Health, Public Health, Mental Health 
  • Caste and Race Based Psycho-emotional Experiences
  • Experience and Affect and Reproduction of Cultural Bias
  • Sociology of Education, Caste and Social Stratification
  • Educational Policy, Planning, Administration and Assessment
  • Experiences of Dalits to access Education/Higher Education 
  • Caste Based  Psycho-emotional Experiences 
  • Marginalisation, Disadvantages and Public Policy in Social Transformation
  • Life, Education and Experiences of Dalits and Tribes in India
  • Educational Privatisation and Dalits in India


  • Health and Wellbeing, Psycho-social Theories 
  • Research Methods, Sociological Imaginations
  • Sociology of Education and Social Psychology
  • Contemporary Debates and Society 
  • Caste, Race, Culture  and Social System 
  • Social Movements and Caste Consiousness
  • Ambedkar's Thoughts and Visions
  • Developmental Economics and Inclusive Growth
  • Public Policy and Social Empowerment
  • Educational Policy, Planning and Administration
  • Dalit and Tribal Studies

Education/Academic qualification

Post Doctorate (PD), South Asian Studies, Sociology, "Higher Educational Experience and Aspiration of Select Marginal Community Students in India and United Kingdom: A Critical Study", University of Edinburgh

20 Dec 202028 Jul 2023

Award Date: 28 Jul 2023

Research Methods, School of Oriental & African Studies, "Understanding Research Methods", University of London-SOAS

14 Jan 202128 Jun 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Center for the Study of Post-Secondary Education, Higher National Certificate (HNC), "Leading for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education", University of Michigan

30 Jun 202024 Dec 2020

Public Policy, 'Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Higher National Certificate (HNC), "Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century"

3 Jan 202028 Jun 2020

BEd., Professional Training , Bachelor of Arts and Economics, Bachelor in Education (B Ed.), University of Kashmir

11 Jul 201730 Jun 2019

PG Cert, Centre for Online and Distance Education (CODE), Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice , 'Learning and Teaching in Higher Education', University of London

8 Apr 2021 → …

Doctor in Philosophy, Scheduled Castes in Higher Education:Experiences from Different Levels of Education, (PhD) Centre for Social Justice and Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (2016)

Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Impact of Privatisation on Educational Attainment and Performance of Scheduled Caste Students in Orissa , Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, Mhow (2008)

Master of Arts, Caste in Urban Space: Urban Sociology, MA in Sociology, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi (2020)

Master of Education, Self Confidence and Scheduled Caste Students at Higher Education, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack (2006)

Bachelor of Arts and Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (2003)

External positions

Lecturer, London School of Science and Technology, London, partnership with, University of West London, De Montfort University & Buckinghamshire New University, UK

29 Aug 2023 → …


  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • HM Sociology
  • BF Psychology


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