Sarita Panday

Global Challenge Fellow
Department of Politics and International Relations

University of Sheffield

I am currently working as a Global Challenge Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Sheffield.  My research focuses on issues of equity and inclusion in maternal and child healthcare among women from marginalised populations in rural Nepal. Using participatory research approaches such as, participatory videos and participatory policy workshops, my current research aims to bridge the gaps between policy and practice. 

Prior to my current fellowship, I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) in Stanford University, and published my research work. In this project, I am a co-investigator and will also be working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Sheffield. My key roles will be participating and contributing to the project design and implementation. In particular, I will be co- facilitating Participatory Policy Analysis (PPA) workshops; conducting Key Informant Interviews (KIIs); analysing data and writing outputs for publications.