I am interested in the conceptual, methodological and practical aspects of humanitarian, disaster and development. Stemming from these interests, in the past I have adopted a reflexive approach to understand policies in development, disaster recovery, urban risks, public health and nutrition. I have adopted systems approach and nexus thinking to connect interlinked issues of environment, technology and society, water and sanitation, nutrition, population displacement, risk, governance, education, environmental and disaster management internationally. I have applied this focally on health, nutrition and water and sanitation and recently agriculture in community settings. Methodologically, I am capable of both qualitative and quantitative research. I have used experimental design in digital technologies, participatory methodologies in cluster, randomised control trial, while for my PhD I used a reflective practitioner approach and participatory tools for multi-method research. I joined London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, after completing my doctoral studies (PhD) Environmental Engineering at University College London.
My advocacy interests lie in addressing health impacts of planning and development, urban risks, complex emergencies and humanitarianism. Prior to my academic roles my orientation in this field was developed while working with international relief organisations such as RedR India, Christian Aid, Oxfam India, Action Against Hunger - UK in India and Nepal and UK.