Barefoot researchers changing global public health and sustainability
Location: Small Hall, Richmond Building
Date and Time:
Wed 15 Nov 2017, 11:00 - 13:00
Public lecture by Dr Anita Patil-Deshmukh on PUKAR, "an independent research collective and an urban knowledge production centre based in Mumbai".
Dr Anita Patil-Deshmukh trained and worked as a consultant obstetrician in Illinois hospitals for more than 23 years and has then studied a Masters in Public Health at Harvard University. She is now the Executive Director of PUKAR (Partnership for Urban Knowledge and Action Research) in Mumbai, an organisation which works with some of the most deprived communities in the city’s slums of Mumbai.
The organisation's vision statement is: "PUKAR aims to create a world class incubator for producing knowledge, ideas and innovation about inclusive and sustainable global cities through the lens of the youth."
The organisation has received several grants from the Ford Foundation and various international donors and their papers have been published in many top journals including in the British Medical Journal (BMJ Open vol 3 issue 4).
We are delighted to welcome Dr Patil-Deshmukh to the University of Bradford to speak about an organisation which is truly inspirational in the field of social sciences and development.
More information on the organisation can be found here.