Kalyani Mehta

Professor Kalyani Kirtikar Mehta

Professor, Master and PhD of Gerontology Programmes

S R Nathan School of Human Development

Tel: +65 6248 5297

Email: a2FseWFuaUBzdXNzLmVkdS5zZw==

Educational Qualifications

  • 1995

    PhD (Social Work) National University of Singapore

  • 1985

    M.Soc.Sc. (Social Work) National University of Singapore

  • 1971

    B.Soc. Sc. (Hons) University of Singapore

Academic and Professional Experience

  • 2011 - 2016

    Associate Professor, School of Human Development and Social Services, SIM University

  • 2009 - 2010

    Assoc. Prof. Fellow Social Work Dept, FASS, National University of Singapore (NUS)

  • 2002 - 2009

    Associate Professor Social Work Dept. FASS, NUS

  • 1995 - 2001

    Assistant Professor, Social Work Dept. FASS, NUS

  • 1986 - 1995

    Tutor, Social Work Dept. FASS, NUS

  • 1985

    Social Worker, Singapore Children’s Society

Mehta, K. (2006)
Stress among family caregivers of Older Persons in Singapore. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology Special Issue Vol. 3. (Special on Aging in Asia): 319-334.

Mehta, K. (2006)
A Critical Review of Singapore’s policies aimed at supporting families caring for older members. Journal of Aging and Social Policy Vol. 18 (1 & 2) :43-57

Mehta, K. (2007)
Multigenerational Relationships within the Asian family: Qualitative Evidence from Singapore. International Journal of Sociology of the Family. Vol. 33, (1) (Aging in Asia): 63-78.

Mehta, K. and Thang, L.L. (2008)
Visible and Blurred Boundaries in Familial Care: The Dynamics of multigenerational care in Singapore. In A. Martin-Matthews and J.E. Phillips’s Aging and Caring at the Intersection of Work and Home Life: Blurring the Boundaries. ( pgs 43-63) N.Y.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Mehta, K.K. and Singh, A. (2008) (eds)
Indian Diaspora: Voices of the Diasporic Elders in Five Countries. Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Mehta, K. (2009)
Spirituality: a means for achieving integration in personal and community spheres in ageing Singapore. In R. Edmondson and H. J. Von Kondratowitz ‘s (eds) Valuing older people: A humanistic approach to Ageing.(pgs 37-50)London: Policy Press.

Mehta, K.K. (2009)
The Nexus of Ageing and Migration in Singapore. In E.N. Arifin and A.Ananta’s Older Persons in Southeast Asia : An Emerging Asset. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian studies.

Mehta, K. K. and Wee, A. (2011)
Social Work in the Singapore Context. 2nd Ed. Singapore: Pearson.

Mehta, K.K. (2011)
Challenges of Conducting Focus Group Research among Older Populations. Ageing and Society Vol. 31 (3): 408-421.

Mehta, K. and Thang, L.L. (2012) (eds)
Experiencing Grandparenthood: An Asian Perspective. Social Indicators Research Series Vol. 47. Rotterdam: Springer Pub.

Mehta, K. (2014)
Ethnic Patterns and Styles of Active Ageing among widows and widowers in Singapore. In T. Devasahayam’s (Ed) Gender and Ageing: Southeast Asian Perspectives. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

Mehta, K. (2015)
Active Ageing in Singapore. In A. Walker and C. Aspalter’s (Eds) Active Ageing in Asia. London: Routledge.

Mehta, K. (2016)
Singapore. In B. Findsen, & M. Formosa (Eds) International perspectives on older adult education: Research, policy and practice. Lifelong Learning Book Series Vol. 22. New York: Springer.

Mehta, K. and Thang, L.L. (2017)
Experiences of Formal and informal Caregivers of Older Persons in
Singapore. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 32 (3): 373-385. (DOI:10.1007/s10823-017-9329-1)

Tan, N.T., Chan, S., Mehta, K. & Androff, D. (2017)
(eds) Transforming Society: Strategies for Social Development from Singapore, Asia and Around the World. Routledge Contemporary SouthEast Asia Series. London: Routledge.

Mehta, K.K. (2019)
Positive Ageing: How can we make it happen? ETHOS Biannual publication of the Civil Service College, Singapore. (Jan 2019 Issue) Pgs 69 – 79. (www.cscollege.gov.sg/ethos)

2009 - Present
Member, Editorial Board of Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work (USA)

2017 - 2019
Vice-President, Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association Management Board

2013 - 2017
Member, Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association Management Board

2009 - 2012
Council member, Singapore Gerontological Society

2009 - 2011
President, Singapore Association of Social Workers

2009 - 2011
Member, Singapore Social Workers Accreditation Board

2006 - 2015
Member, Editorial Board of the Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics (HK)

2006 - 2010
Associate Editor, Editorial Board of Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work & Social Development

2006 - 2010
Member, Board of Council, National Council of Social Service

2000 - 2011
Council member, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics

1998 - 2000
Member, Ang Mo Kio-Cheng San Community Development Council (CDC)

1997 - 2006
Member, British Society of Gerontology

1995 - 2008
Member, Gerontological Society of America

  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) - consultant on ageing issues
  • Asia Development Research Forum (ADRF) – research consultant
  • Advisory Board, Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Advisory Board, Montfort Care Services, Singapore
  • Nominated Member of Parliament, Singapore (2007 – 2009)
  • Policies and Issues relating to older persons, Family caregiving, Cross cultural studies, Intergenerational relationships, Grandparenting issues, long term care.
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