Anuj Kapilashrami (PhD, MSc Sexual Reproductive Health Research, MA Sociology) is a Lecturer in Global Public Health, longstanding PHM member and Associate Director of Global Development Academy at the University of Edinburgh. She has an interdisciplinary background in sociology and public health with a specialisation in policy and systems research. She works at the intersections of health politics and development praxis, with a particular interest in their interface with gender, human rights and development. Over the last seventeen years, she has worked in academia and with various development actors and social movements in India and the UK in varying capacity.
Her research projects fall under two broad thematic areas- 1) Health policy and governance; specifically, equity and health systems implications of global health initiatives and the role of private sector in attaining universal health goals; 2) Gender inequalities and social and structural determinants of health.