Dr. Anitha D. S is a familiar name in psychology pedagogy and practice in Bangalore. She is currently heading the Department of Palliative and Specialized Care, and Centre for Professional Counselling at Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, Bengaluru. She holds a Ph.D. from Jain University, Bangalore in Palliative care and an MPhil from Bangalore university in Developmental Psychology. Dr. Anitha has several years of teaching experience at Bangalore University and has supervised a number of master dissertations. Dr. Anitha has authored various publications in psychology journals of repute nationally and internationally. As a member of the board of studies, Dr. Anitha is also affiliated with Christ University, Kuvempu distance education for psychology and CMR Institute.