Professor Ramila Bisht is a senior academic at the Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health (CSMCH) at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. She is currently a co-investigator with Professor Susan Fairley Murray on the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project. 'Analysing the transnational provisioning of services in the social sector: the case of commercialisation of NHS services in China and India.'
Ramila holds an MA in Psychology, and MPhil and PhD in social sciences in health from JNU. Before joining CSMCH in 2008, she taught at the Centre for Health Policy, Planning and Management at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai for 14 years.
Working largely in India, most of Ramila's research has been in highland economies and in the states of Maharashtra and Delhi. Teaching and researching in an interdisciplinary department, her research themes and their theoretical frameworks and methods have been located at the intersection social sciences and social epidemiology with a focus on Marxist feminist studies.
Current research interests include: health policy and reforms in India; comparative health systems and policies; urbanisation, environment and health; and the gendered social and cultural determinants of women's health. She has been a long-term collaborator with Professor Susan Fairley Murray and they have co-authored a number of publications.