About Me

about me

I have eight years of experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights, working with INGOs, youth collectives, UN agencies, and funders on a range of projects including advocacy, campaigns, research, and capacity building.

In 2018, I joined the Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health (CORTH) as an external graduate associate member.

In 2017-2018, I was GTA class teacher for SA101 Sociology and Social Policy (Michaelmas and Lent Terms) and for SA201 Research Methods for Social Policy (Michaelmas Term).

I am currently a Research Assistant with the Children's Online Privacy and Commercial Use of Data project at the Department of Media and Communications, LSE. #ChildOnlinePrivacy

My CV is available here.


PhD Research Summary

[Working Title] Understanding women's abortion and abortion-related experiences in India: a mixed methods study

My PhD research is a mixed-methods study investigating women's abortion and abortion-related experiences in two districts in Karnataka, India. Centring women’s abortion experiences, my research explores their negotiation, contestation, and defiance of multiple barriers (including provider attitudes and under resourced health systems) to (re)claim agency.

In 2016-2017, I collected data in two districts- Belagavi and Bagalkot- in Karnataka, India in collaboration with the Women's and Children's Health Research Unit at KLE University's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College.

I am supervised by Professor Ernestina Coast and Dr Tiziana Leone. Dr Emily Freeman brings additional expertise and subject knowledge to the team, taking on an informal supervisory role.

I hold an LSE PhD studentship (2015-2019).


RECENT PHD-RELATED WORK

I offer some methodological and epistemological points for consideration on abortion research.

Drawing on my empirical research, I explore CHW roles in abortion access.

Gender & Development Journal guest post on the Oxfam podcast

I briefly discuss my research & approaches.


Contact Me

I am available via e-mail or twitter.

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