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Athabasca University

Manju P. Acharya




Dr. Manju Acharya is a tutor of HADM 339 (Organization of the Canadian Health Care System). Dr. Acharya also has taught HADM 326 (Health Issues: Health and Healing) and SOCI 300 (Organizations and Society: Make Sense of Modern Organization Life) in Athabasca University's Edmonton and Lethbridge campuses. She has a PhD in Sociology from University of Alberta. Her Doctorate thesis topic was related to aging and mental health. She also has a B.A. (Hons.) in History from India, B.A.(Sociology Major) and M.A. (Anthropology) from the University Lethbridge, Canada.

Besides Dr. Acharya's part time position with Athabasca University, she is an independent educator and researcher in the areas of health, health care, gender, aging, food, and development. She has traveled extensively to teach and has presented invited papers in International Conferences. In 1998/99, she was involved in a bilateral research project between Canada and India exploring women's issues from an interfaith perspective.

Manju is a course co-author of HADM 326 (Health Issues: Health and Healing course (Revision 3) for the Health Administration Program which she had taught as a group study course. She is also an author of "Negotiating Cultural Diversity: An Ethnographic Portrait of Framing Clients and Culture in a Community Health Centre in the Canadian Prairies," by VDM Verlag, Germany, (2009); and reviews books and manuscripts regularly for scientific journals, including Canadian Association for Health Services and Public Research (CHSPR) and McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

Updated September 19 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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