Dr Mahua Das

Dr Mahua Das


Mahua has a background in Sociology and Social Policy with an experience of working in this sector with NGOS. Trained as a qualitative researcher, she has developed skills in policy research and understanding complex health system issues and interventions in Asia and Africa.

She is presently working on the following research projects:

(a) Building collaborations to support sustainable day-care for under 5 year olds in disadvantaged communities in Jharkhand, India  (Principle Investigator)

(b) Sustainable day-care for 1-4 year olds in disadvantaged urban communities in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Research Fellow)

(c) Community dialogues for preventing and controlling anitbiotic resisstance in Bangladesh (Research Fellow)

Previosuly she has worked on :

(a) Civil Society Organizations for Resource mobilisation, Empowerment, Advocacy, Training & Employment of people affected by leprosy in India  (Research Fellow)

(b)  Health & Eductaion Advice and Resource Team (Research Fellow)

(c) Role of evidence in health policy making in India and Nigeria ( Research Fellow)

In additon to her research role, she is the Programme Director for the Masters in International Health programme and leads the Key Issues and International Health and the Sexual and Reprodutive Health .  

She teaches and marks along the various modules at the NCIHD.





  • PhD in Sociology and Social Policy
  • M.Phil in Social Medicine and Community Health
  • Masters in Sociology
  • BA (Hons) Sociology

Professional memberships

  • Fellow at Higher Education Academy

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
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