Dr Anuj Kapilashrami,

Senior Research associate


Anuj Kapilashrami is a Lecturer in Global Public Health and Associate Director of the 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 particular interest in their interface with equity, human rights and development. Over the last seventeen years she has worked in academia and with various development actors in South Asia, South Africa, the UK & Europe in varying capacity.

Her research falls under two broad thematic areas-  1) Health policy and governance; specifically, equity, rights and health systems implications of global health actors and role of private sector in attaining universal health goals; 2) Gender (and intersectional) inequalities and social determinants of health.

Currently, she is chair of Gender Rights and Development (GRAND), an international network of academics and practitioners working on Gender, Rights and Development issues, which has membership in Africa, Europe and India. She convenes People’s Health Movement Scotland and is a Steering group member of the UK PHM