Dr. 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 health policy and systems research. She works at the intersections of health politics, gender and development praxis, with particular interest in their interface with equity, human rights and social justice. 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, in which she has widely published - 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.
She also convenes People’s Health Movement Scotland and is a Steering group member of the UK PHM. As part of this she has led a deliberative process to identify priorities for Scottish people’s health manifesto and health rights, and a participatory action research to deepen understandings of inequalities in access to health enabling resources among deprived communities in Scotland.