Dr Jayashree Dasgupta
Jayashree Dasgupta is a clinical psychologist with a specialization in neuropsychology from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India where she completed her MPhil and PhD. Interested in bridging detection and treatment gaps for mental health care in older adults, she is the Co-Founder and Project Director of Samvedna Senior Care, India. Samvedna works in the areas of healthy aging, mental health and dementia care and has been recognized by Yes Foundation as one of India’s top 25 social impact organizations for their work with older adults and dementia. She has also been a recipient of travel grants from Alzheimer’s Association International to present her work. Interested in Neuroethics, she also leads a project under NeuroGenE (Global Initiative in Neuropsychiatric GenEthics) investigating the ethical, legal and social issues of cognitive enhancement in India, and is a member of the International Neuroethics Society Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. Prior to this, she has been Project Director at Sangath for START (Screening Tools for Autism Risk Using Technology) led by Reading University, UK, to develop a tablet based platform for autism risk screening in community settings, and projects to develop gamified tools for assessment of cognitive development. She has also worked with Public Health Foundation of India in community mental health projects and led the Indian adaptation of psychological assessment tools for intelligence and dyslexia with Pearson.