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Dr Anuj Kapilashrami

Anuj

Senior Lecturer in Global Health

Email: a.kapilashrami@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +4420 7882 8795
Website: @akapilashrami

Profile

Anuj is a Senior Lecturer in Global Health Policy with an interdisciplinary background in Sociology and Public health. Her work lies at the intersections of health politics and development praxis, with particular interest in their interface with gender, human rights and social justice. She has  longstanding research interest and experience that spreads over twenty years in both academia and civil society/ development sector in South Asia and the UK.

Anuj's teaching, research and writing span areas of gender, health policy and governance, migration health, intersectional inequalities and structural determinants of health and gender violence. She has published widely in these areas including a recent edited volume on Global Health Governance and Commercialisation of Public Health in India with Routledge.

 

Anuj is passionate about social justice and transforming classrooms via public engagement activities. This interest has led her to convene the People’s Health Movement in Scotland and be a steering group member for UK; serve on the Board of Health Poverty Action; and chair Gender Rights and Development, an international network of academics and practitioners working on Gender, Rights and Development issues. She has also led knowledge exchange and capacity building initiatives for researchers and practitioners in South Asia, Central Asia and the UK.

 

Prior to joining Queen Mary University, Anuj was Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. She continues her association in the capacity of Senior Research Associate for the Global Health Governance Programme at the Usher Institute of the University. Anuj also serves as Gender & Rights adviser for the Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) at the World Health Organisation.

 

Anuj's other affiliations include:

  • Senior Research Associate, Global Health Governance Programme, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh - http://globalhealthgovernance.org/team-1/
  • Visiting Fellow, UN University – Institute for International Global Health, Malaysia
  • Associate Fellow, African Centre for Migration & Society, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa http://www.migration.org.za

Teaching

Course Coordinator for Global Health Policy & Governance (Distance based learning) and Gender, Sexuality & Health.

 

PhD Supervision

Anuj is interested in supervising students on topics related to the three strands of work that her research and teaching is focused on:

i) Translation of global policy ideas and discourse (of e.g. public private partnerships in healthcare and Universal Health Coverage) and its implications for global health governance, country-wide health systems and health inequities

ii) Emancipatory politics of social movements, participatory action and accountability for health;

iii) Advancing intersectional approach, conceptually and empirically, to examine health and social inequalities and structural determinants of gender violence.

 

Completed PhD/ Prof Doc Supervision:

  • Liita-Iyaloo-Cairney: Global HIV/AIDS initiatives, capacity development and autonomy in Namibia: An analysis of the rise and decline of Global Fund and PEPFAR funding, University of Edinburgh.
  • Caroline Dickson: The meaning of specialisation in district nursing:  a phenomenological study of specialist practice as experienced by district nurses in NHS. Queen Margaret University
  • Vikash Kumar: Health Systems Integration in Non-Communicable Diseases Service delivery in India: Examining Pathways to Care. Queen Margaret University

 

Ongoing/New PhD students:

  • Liam Arnull, Queen Mary University.
  • Megan Arthur: Non-state actors in Global Health Governance: Trends and implications for management of Non-Communicable Diseases. University of Edinburgh.
  • Majdi Ashour: Beyond Resilience: Determinants of shifts in out-of-pocket payments in healthcare in Gaza strip. University of Edinburgh.
  • Luciana Brondi: Gender barriers in care seeking and hospitalisations for common infections in children from South Asia.
  • Thea de Gruchy: Migration, Inequities & Health policy. African Centre for Migration & Health, University of Witwatersrand.

Research

Research Interests:

Anuj's research, and teaching that is informed by it, focuses on three main strands:

i) Translation of global policy ideas and discourse (of e.g. public private partnerships in healthcare and Universal Health Coverage) and its implications for global health governance, country-wide health systems and health inequities

ii) Emancipatory politics of social movements, participatory action and accountability for health;

iii) Advancing intersectional approach, conceptually and empirically, to examine health and social inequalities and structural determinants of gender violence.

 

She is also currently leading the following projects:

  1. OSF/Oxfam funded project on ‘Scale, scope and nature of donor private-sector partnerships in EU, France, Italy and Germany’. (PI)
  2. British Academy/ Leverhulme funded project on ‘Participatory Action Research on Intersectional inequalities in access to health enabling resources in Scotland’ (PI).
  3. ESRC-ICSSR project on ‘Exploring marginality and migrants’ access to healthcare amid rapid urban transformations in India’ (Co-I)

Publications

Kapilashrami, A., & Hankivsky, O. (2018). Intersectionality and why it matters to global health. The Lancet, 391(10140), 2589-2591.

Kapilashrami, A.  (2018). Transformative or functional justice? Examining the role of healthcare institutions in responding to violence against women in India. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 1-30.

Kapilashrami, A. & Marsden, S. (2018). Examining intersectional inequalities in access to health (enabling resources) in deprived communities in Scotland: Developing the participatory paradigm. Special Issue: Showcasing Social Sciences Approaches to Health Systems and Policy Research. Intnl Jrnl of Equity in Health. 17(83). 1-14.

Kapilashrami A, Hill S, Meer N (2015) What can health inequalities researchers learn from an intersectionality perspective? Understanding social dynamics with an inter-categorical approach. Special Issue on theorizing health inequalities in Jrnl of Social Theory and Health. ISSN 1477-8211.

Kapilashrami A. and McPake B. (2013). Editor's Choice: Transforming governance or reinforcing hierarchies and competition: examining the public and hidden transcripts of the Global Health initiatives and HIV in India. Health Policy Plan.  28 (6): 626-635.

 

View all of Anuj Kapilashrami's Research Publications at: http://www.researchpublications.qmul.ac.uk/publications/staff/44052.html