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The India Centre for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development

Our people

Learn about our academic experts, from their research interests to their contact details.

Executive team

  • Professor Sabu Padmadas, Founding Executive Director, Professor of Demography and Global Health 
  • Mr. Amarjit Singh, Co-Founding Director, CEO of India Business Group 
  • Professor Jane Falkingham CBE, Co-Founding Director, Vice-President Engagement and International 
  • Professor Andrew Atherton, India Strategic Lead, Vice-President International and Engagement  

Operations team

  • Mrs Jess Hawkins, Senior Operations Manager 
  • Mrs Clare Old, Operations Manager 
  • Ms Ailsa Muskett, Events and Marketing Senior Administrator 
  • Mrs Karolina Stanevic, Events and Centre Administrator 
  • Mr Alec Howett, Social Media & Website Administrator 

Dr Achala Gupta FHEA, PhD (Sociology), MPhil (EdRes), MPS, MA, BSc

Lecturer B

Research interests

  • Sociology of education
  • Shadow education
  • Educational inequality 

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Professor Ajit Nayak

Professor of Strategic Management

Research interests

  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation and Dynamic Capabilities
  • Responsible Leadership and Sustainability Transitions

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Professor Andrew Tatem

Personal Chair

Research interests

  • Developing approaches to map population distributions, demographics and dynamics through complementing traditional datasources (census, survey, registries) with new forms of geospatial data from e.g. satellite imagery and mobile devices.
  • Understanding the drivers of small area heterogeneities in population health and development in low and middle income settings.
  • The use of high resolution demographic and mobility data for improving understanding and modelling of pathogen dynamics.
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Professor Athina Vlachantoni

Professor of Gerontology & Social Policy

Research interests

  • Informal care provision and receipt
  • Unmet need for social care
  • Pension protection

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Bindi Shah PhD, FHEA

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • A key question that Bindi is interested in asking is: What shapes citizenship and a sense of belonging to the nation amongst immigrants and established ethnic minority communities?
  • Bindi is also interested in exploring the role of social capital for developing interdisciplinary solutions to climate crisis and biodiversity loss for marginalised communities.

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Emeritus Professor Caroline Fall MBChB, DM, FRCP, FRCPCH

Research interests

  • Maternal nutrition in pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Long-term effects of fetal nutrition on health and chronic disease, especially type 2 diabetes
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Professor Chris Hill

Professorial Fellow-Enterprise
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Dr Collin Sones

Principal Research Fellow
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Professor Craig Hutton

Director Sustainability&Resilience Inst.

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Professor Emma Tompkins

Prof of Geog, Environment & Development

Accepting applications from PhD students

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