Dr Rishita Nandagiri
Lecturer in Global Health & Social Medicine (Bioethics & Society)
- Biomedical and life sciences
Dr Rishita Nandagiri is a Lecturer in Global Health and Social Medicine, and Deputy Programme Director, MSc in Global Health, Social Justice, and Public Policy.
Prior to joining King’s, she held postdoctoral positions at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In 2020-2021, she was an ESRC funded postdoctoral fellow at LSE’s Department of Methodology where she worked with feminist collectives in India to co-produce visual resources on abortion and abortion care-seeking.
Rishita has previously worked with several feminist collectives and advocacy groups and has consulted for multilateral organisations including the WHO and UNFPA. Rishita serves on the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population’s Scientific Panel on Abortion Research.
She is also an editorial advisory board member of BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health, and a council member of the British Society for Population Studies.
- Global Health
- Qualitative Methods
Rishita’s interdisciplinary research focuses on gender, abortion and reproductive (in)justices in the Global South.
Her work is underpinned by feminist and reproductive justice approaches, interrogating how power and politics manifest and are wielded at individual, interpersonal, community, and macro levels.
Her recent work has included critiquing medico-legal approaches to self-managed abortion, examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on abortion access, and (re) conceptualising “safety” and “risk” in abortion and reproduction.
Rishita currently co-supervises (with Dr Michelle Pentecost and Dr Silvia Camporesi) Caitlin Gardiner. Rishita is happy to co-supervise PhD projects related to her areas of expertise.