My ESRC-funded postdoctoral fellowship extends on my PhD research, focusing on co-production methodologies in abortion research. I am mentored by Dr Flora Cornish. My original plans have been disrupted by COVID-19, but I have since adapted them to publish scholarly work, engage in policy processes, and am in the process of producing more impact resources. I am collaborating with colleagues across the School, as well as external partners, on producing scholarly and policy-relevant abortion research. I was previously an LSE Fellow in Health and International Development. To learn more about me and my research, please visit my website rnandagiri.com.
For my doctoral research, I conducted a multimethod study where I investigated women's abortion and abortion-related experiences in two districts in Karnataka, India. Drawing on some of these data, I interrogate the role(s) of community health intermediaries in an article published in Social Science & Medicine. My thesis is embargoed for 24 months.
I was privileged to be supervised by Professor Ernestina Coast and Dr Tiziana Leone. Dr Emily Freeman offered additional expertise and subject knowledge to the team, taking on an informal supervisory role. My doctoral research was made possible by an LSE PhD studentship (2015-2019).