Salome Namrata Simeon

Mrs Salome Namrata Simeon is a faculty-in-training in the Pastoral Theology and Counselling department with a focus on counselling. Her PhD work in is the area of motherhood identity in which she aims to explore how women reconstruct their identities on becoming a mother.


Mrs Salome is married to Rev Philip Yalla, a pastor in New City Fellowship, Bangalore, and together they have a son Elijah.


Areas of Focus

  • Moral identity and religiosity among seminary students
  • Counselling young adults and families
  • Research in social sciences
  • Motherhood studies



  • PhD Candidate, Christ (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore
  • MPhil in Psychology, Christ (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore
  • Counselling Psychology, University of Madras, Institute of Distance Education, Chennai
  • MA in Theological Studies, SAIACS-ATA, Bangalore
  • BS in Psychology, University of Madras, Women’s Christian College, Chennai