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Anuj Kapilashrami

Lecturer in Global Public Health, The University of Edinburgh

I have an interdisciplinary background in sociology and public health with a specialisation in policy and systems research, and sexual and reproductive health. I work at the intersections of health politics and development praxis, with particular interest in their interface with gender, human rights and social justice. Over the last fifteen years I have worked with various development actors and social movements in India, the UK and Europe in varying capacity: feminist researcher, academic, trainer and policy analyst.

I first joined GPHU as Lecturer in 2010 and following a brief period (2013-2014) where I was a Lecturer at Queen Margaret University, re-joined in February 2015. I am currently an Associate at the Institute for International Health & Development, QMU.

I currently chair Gender Rights and Development (GRAND), an international network of academics and practitioners working on Gender, Rights and Development issues, which has membership in Afirca, Europe and India. I am a member of the Steering group of the UK People’s Health Movement (and convenor for the Scotland group).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Global Public Health, University of Edinburgh