I joined Social Statistics Department as a lecturer in September 2018. Prior to this, I was offered ESRC 1 + 3 (MSc and PhD) studentship at the University of Manchester in 2008. During my doctoral study I taught on various social statistics and sociology modules. I obtained my PhD in Social Statistics in 2014. My area of research interest is elite migration. I investigated migration, identity and the structural and socio-cultural integration experiences of overseas-trained South Asian doctors who practiced as general practitioners in three different geographically diverse locales in the UK. The issues explored included context of migration, identity, socio-cultural integration.
Prior to joining the University of Manchester, I taught social work at the University of Sheffield, Derby and Sheffield Hallam University for a number of years. I have also undertaken research in the area of domestic violence and I was awarded an Equal opportunities award by the Sheffield Hallam University. In 2008, I also received Inquiry-based learning award IBL by the University of Sheffield (£2000). In 2013, I received 1st Prize for the best academic and poster presentation by the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.
I have undertaken research evaluation work with the University of Sheffield ScHAR which involved an evaluation of a consanguinity video produced by the University of Sheffield. The project aimed to develop a community-based approach to increase understanding of genetic risk and infant disability associated with cousin marriage within the South Asian communities.