Following my Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from Goa Medical College, I worked as a Physiotherapist in both the public and private sectors in India. I primarily worked at South Goa’s Secondary Care Hospital under the Non-Communicable Disease Cell's National Programme for Health Care of Elderly. My diverse experiences have enabled me to be proficient in health promotion, stakeholder engagement and project coordination. My professional challenges and personal reflections fueled my curiosity about the field of public health, resulting in my move to London in September 2022, to pursue a MSc in Public Health from the renowned London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
In November 2023, I joined the prestigious King’s College London as a Research Assistant to work on the Research Café Project alongside Dr. Josephine Ocloo. The aim of the pilot initiative is to explore the role of 'research cafes' in enhancing the diversity of engagement and participation in research, with the goal of making research more accessible and inclusive.
I strive to contribute my bit towards achieving our shared goals of Health for All (World Health Organization) and Good Health and Well-Being (Sustainable Development Goals – United Nations).
- Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement to promote equality, diversity and inclusion
- Health Services Design and Improvement through co-creation, co-design and co-production
- Long Term Health Conditions
- Adult and Older Adult Mental Health
- Healthy Ageing and Healthy Living