Apoorva Nambiar has completed her Bachelors in Mathematics (Honours) from Gargi College, University of Delhi. Then she proceeded with her Masters in Population Studies from International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai. Her thesis work was on “Spousal violence against women in India: Does economic status and autonomy reduce the vulnerability”. During her masters, she did a summer internship at the National Institute of Medical Statistics, ICMR, where she has co-authored three journal articles on Maternal and Child health, and Ceasarian deliveries in Northeastern states of India and has also presented these papers at national level conferences. She has also interned at the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India in their Statistics Bureau. Her research interests include Gender Issues, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health, Reproductive Health, and Population Ageing. She joined the IITB-Monash Research Academy for the Ph.D. program in January 2019 where she will be working on “Where does the shoe pinch mapping the contours of child malnutrition to plan its elimination” under the supervision of Prof. Satish B Agnihotri (IITB) and Prof. Dharma Arunachalam (Monash University). Apart from these, she is very passionate about dance and is a professional Bharatanatyam dancer and holds a Diploma in it. She has been a dance faculty at Ganesa Natyalaya, Delhi and has traveled and performed at various forums and national dance festivals across India. Her other interests include music and sports.
Link to student’s project: HSS0818