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Karen Haydock




1982 PhD, Biophysics, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
1976 BA, Bennington College, Vermont, USA




2017-present Senior Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
1985-present Artist: painting, drawing, computer graphics, sculpture, photography; Solo exhibitions at Panjab University Art Gallery, Chandigarh, 2006; Nagarjun Kavi Samelan, Vidisha, 1987; and contributions to other exhibitions
1997-present Organiser, teacher trainer, teacher, and resource person for workshops for children and teachers - sponsored by governmental and non-governmental organisations (e.g. Eklavya, Bhopal; UNESCO/Delhi University, New Delhi; Scholastic, Chandigarh; DPEP, Haryana; CEVA. Chandigarh)
1986-present Textbook development: illustration, design, writing, testing, and editing of science and social science textbooks published by governmental and non-governmental institutions (e.g. NCERT; Delhi SCERT; Eklavya, Bhopal; Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai)

Freelance illustrator and writer of several dozen children’s books, Freelance illustrator for magazines and newspapers (‘Jansatta’, ’Huns’, ‘Pahal’, ‘Nae Duniya’, etc.)

1987-present Freelance journalist  - Articles on education, social issues, art, science, and women’s issues for newspapers and magazines
2011-2016 Faculty: Research and develpment for teaching/learning approaches and materials related to students' questioning and recognition of contradictions, and the nature of art and science (e.g. biology, evolution, agriculture and society); Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai
2009-2011 Teacher of Biology and Theory of Knowledge, Mahindra United World College of India, Pune

Teacher of Theory of Knowledge, Oakridge International School, Hyderabad

2005 Designer and constructor of exhibit, "Human Origins", Gonzaga University Biology Department, Spokane, USA
2003-2004 Designer and constructor of museum exhibits and educational materials on fossils and dinosaurs for Natural History Museum, Chandigarh
1996-2004 Program Coordinator (to design and implement innovations in middle school, and part time teacher of Classes II-VI at Vivek High School, Chandigarh
1987-2001 Writing, design and artwork for booklets, posters, and other educational materials for programs on Women’s Health and Fertility Awareness (Kishore Bharti, MP; Tathapi, Pune; Eklavya, MP, and other ngo’s)
1997 Advisor and Resource Person for Haryana DPEP (District Primary Education Program)
1996 Research Associate with Prof. P. Balaram, Molecular Biology Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
1990 Teaching and Research Associate, Centre for Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh
1998-99, 86 Ad hoc Teacher, Biophysics Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh
1991-92, 93-95 Associate, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, NY, USA
1987-1989 Member (illustrator (and writer) for textbooks, children’s magazine, teacher of art, and designer of educational toys and other materials) Eklavya, Harda, Madhya Pradesh
1986-1987 Postdoctoral Fellow with Martin Karplus, Chemistry Department, Harvard University, USA
1981-1985 Postdoctoral Research Associate with Professor Leland C. Allen, Chemistry Department, Princeton University, USA
1976-1981 Research Affiliate with Professor Robert Rein, Roswell Park Memorial Institute / SUNY at Buffalo, USA
1976 Research Assistant with Dr. Stuart B. Levy, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
1975 Constructor of miniature replicas of Spanish American furniture, Santa Fe, NM USA
1974 Toilet cleaner, Green Mountain Racetrack, Vt, USA
1973 Instructor for winter expedition exchange program for high school students from Harlem, The Stowe School, Stowe, Vt, USA