Uma Warrier holds the Chief Counselorship in Jain University, Bangalore,India and is a senior faculty in the field of Human Resources Management and Organizational Psychology at the Centre of Management Studies. She received her M.B.A in Human Resource Management from IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National University) and her Ph.D. in Psychology and Management from the VTU (Visvesvaraya Technological University).
Her research interests are in strategic human resource management, workplace , diversity organizational behavior and managing change.Her research papers include involved topics in emotional intelligence, interpersonal psychotherapy, work life balance and suicide prevention and mental health promotion.
Dr. Uma Warrier started her career as a gazetted officer with the Kerala Agricultural University (1991). Later she served the IT industry in Bangalore as centre manager for First computers and client coordinator for an HR consultancy firm (1996-2001),catering to the HR requirements of companies like Wipro, Apar Info tech, IBM and many others.She completed her MBA in Human Resource Management (2001) and M.Phil in Management (2006). Human Psychology has always been her field of interest and she holds post graduate diploma in guidance and counselling from Annamalai University (2006). She started her academic assignment in the field of business management with Baldwin Womens Methodist College, Bangalore (2002). She has served Bangalore university for over 9 years and Jain university for 4 years. She is instrumental in setting syllabi for 6 HR papers of Jain Organizational psychology and Strategic management are other two subjects for which she set the syllabi. She was awarded Ph.D. in the field of Management and Psychology from the Prestigious VTU (Visveswaraya Technological University) in 2013 for her thesis "A study on Emotional Intelligence and Career Success un knowledge based industry. She actively participates in national and international conferences and published papers at National and International level Journals.She has authored books in the area of Human Resource Management and Organizational psychology.
In the capacity counselor of Jain University, she was instrumental in setting up a student`s guidance and counselling centre-Vishwas, which caters exclusively to the mental health challenges of Jain University Students. She provides guidance and counseling services to a variety of student groups and corporates. She also conduct training sessions for corporate and academic institutions. She is closely associated with NIMHAMS, Bangalore and was the panelist for a workshop on "Making a Difference: A Workshop on Youth Mental Health for College Counselors" (2013).She is currently pursuing her advanced research interests in the field of Emotional Intelligence and its effect on human behaviour.