The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health

Namrata Rao, MSc

Namrata is a neuroscience graduate passionate about research in psychological trauma and developmental psychology. She began her career as a teacher where she worked with children from underprivileged communities in Hyderabad, India. She did her masters in the Netherlands and subsequently worked as a researcher in child nutrition. During her study, she used her experiences as a teacher to explore adverse childhood experiences and its impact on cognition during adulthood. She is keen on exploring the socio-political and cultural influences on trauma especially amongst vulnerable groups. Apart from mental health advocacy, she’s also an environmentalist and an animal lover.

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