Prof. Pradeep Nair, Professor & Director Research at Central University of HImachal Pradesh, India

Prof. Pradeep Nair, Professor & Director Research at Central University of HImachal Pradesh, India


Dr. Pradeep Nair is a Professor in the New Media Studies at Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India. He is also the Director Research of the University. With a background in health communication, governance and policy studies, his research revolves around the policy dynamics of cross-cutting societal issues, particularly how governments across the world address climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation. His recent studies looks into the expanded role of communication outreach in increasing the ability of local communities to engage them in advocacy and policy issues related to climate resilience, access to essential energy and maintaining the local biodiversity. He is a Global Outreach – Contributing Member of the American Society for Microbiology for the year 2024 and is also affiliated to the International Panel on the Information Environment (IPIE) - a Swiss based International Panel and global science organization committed to providing actionable scientific knowledge about threats to the world’s information environment. He is an affiliate to the Water Resource Working Group of World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity. This working group addresses uncertainties in the long-term redistribution of water in land-based natural systems or reservoirs, their resilience and vulnerabilities, and impacts of changes to these systems. He is a member of the Planning Committee of National Adaptation Forum , Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States and is associated with the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College, founded to improve education in the Earth sciences and beyond. 


He is presently an External Reviewer in selecting research proposals for funding for Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) Capacity Development Committee under the Scientific Capacity Development Programme (CAPaBLE). He contributed to several international peer-reviewed journals – Journal of Health Management, Health and Technology, Frontiers in Digital Health, Asia Pacific Media Educator, Journal of Comparative Politics, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Electronic Governance and Newspaper Research Journal. Pradeep has (co)authored over 60 scientific articles in leading journals and won several scientific awards for his work. He has co-edited a research section on Health Technologies and Innovations to effectively respond to the Covid-19 Pandemic and a Research Topic Collection – Highlights in Connected Health 2021/22 for Frontiers with other experts from Europe, United States and UK.

He serves as editor for the scientific journals European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Communication Research and Practice, Humanities and Social Science Communications, CABI One Health, Frontiers in Digital Health and Connected Health. He served two consecutive terms on the Editorial Board of the journals - Asia Pacific Media Educator (and Pedagogy in Health Promotion. 

He is presently reviewing for British Medical Journal, WHO Health Bulletin, European Policy Review, Health and Technology, Pedagogy in Health Promotion, Communication Inquiry, Asian Ethnicity, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice and Frontiers in Public Health.

Research Topic Collections

Health Technologies and Innovations to Effectively Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Highlights in connected health 2021/22.  Front



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Education: PhD

Seniority: VP, Exec VP, MD, Dean, General Manager, Business Unit Manager

Years of experience: 20 years or above

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