Vice-Chancellor in its Physical Education and Sports University. Stephen was the formal principal of YMCA College of Physical Education. She has been appointed as the VC of the said university by Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu for a period of three years. According to a press release from Raj Bhavan on Saturday, Stephen is endowed with rich academic and research experience. She has more than published more than 70 research publications and international journals.
The 70 research publications and international journals includes a major research project which led to some significant findings on 'efficacy of integrated development program of movement therapy on physical, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual motor domains of intellectually disabled children' and an international research project on 'quality physical education program'.
Her overseas academic collaborations cover 14 countries including Oxford University, London, Springfield College of Physical Education, Massachusetts, USA and Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, Worcester University, London, the release added. Besides this, she has guided 110 M.Phil and 10 Ph.D. scholars.