Area of Expertise
Brainerd has a keen interest in diverse fields that include philosophy & religion, academic research, media & communication, business & entrepreneurship and social engagement.
He has taught courses, and presented papers in conferences and consultations at various universities and institutions in the UK, Europe, South East Asia and India over the past 15 years. He has developed and directed a year-long PhD Preparatory Programme through which several students from the Global South have successfully got admission into UK Universities for PhD programmes.
He has directed international research-based projects in Asia (Vidarbha, Nagpur, and Delhi, India) and Africa (Mwanzo and Magugu, Tanzania) on the theme of ‘faith and development’ which also led to the development of two Practitioner Handbooks, Seeking Wholeness Together: Implementing Development in Faith Contexts Handbook and Nurturing Children Together Handbook designed to equip development workers in the areas of inter-religious dialogue and collaboration.
As part of social engagement through education, he set up the Touch India Trust foundation and gave leadership to a variety of projects and initiatives such as The Tent, a café with a difference for university students, InTouch India, a RNI registered monthly youth magazine and Shiksha Rath, an educational intervention programme for underprivileged slum children in North Delhi (shiksharath.org).
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