International Conference on New Directions for Research on Ageing: Work, Care and Mobility | Summer School on Qualitative Data Analysis from 5 – 8 March 2019


TCQM coordination team
  • member 1

    Dr. Ajay Bailey

  • member 2

    Mr. Nikhil P.N

  • member 3

    Dr. Bhumika


TCQM Research Fellows

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  • Dr. Shirish Darak, PhD

    Having received training in Medicine, Anthropology and Demography his research includes quantitative and qualitative methods incorporating disciplinary perspectives from clinical epidemiology, Public Health, Anthropology and Demography. His area of research has been gender, sexuality, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) with topical focus on strengthening research utilization to inform practices and policies. He likes to teach and learn about research methods and their applications. As an assistant professor at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, he was teaching a course on research process at postgraduate level. He currently works with a NGO, Prayas in Pune, India as a senior researcher.

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  • Dr. Louise Meijering

    Louise Meijering works as Assistant Professor at the Population Research Centre at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Her research interests are in the fields of ageing, well-being, mobility, place attachment, home-making and health, stroke in particular. Methodologically, her expertise is in participatory approaches and qualitative methods, with a focus on in-depth interviews, walking interviews and focus group discussions. Recently, she has started to work on combining qualitative methods with GPS-tracking and mapping through Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Thus, subjective experiences and more objective measurements of mobility can be integrated. Her research projects focus on: mobility and well-being of older adults, experiences of stroke-survivors, health Literacy of older adults, sustainable participation of older adults and well-being of older adults and health care workers in a residential care home.

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  • Dr. Anindita Datta

    Dr. Anindita Datta is Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.

    Her research interests are in the area of Feminist Geography, Conceptual traditions in Geography, and Social Geography in India. She is particularly interested in visibilizing indigenous feminisms, re- orienting gender studies to Asian contexts, examining the praxis of everyday life over everyday spaces and in issues of gendered and epistemic violence.

    Anindita is a member of the Steering Committee, IGU Commission on Gender and Geography and has served as Member, international editorial board for Gender, Place and Culture. She has also been invited as visiting faculty to the Dept. Of Gender Studies, Lund University, Sweden under the Linnaeus Palme programme, has held on Erasmus Mundus fellowship and been invited to deliver talks and keynotes at the Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers, UK, NTNU Norway, University of Bordeaux, France, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, NIAS and University of Copenhagen, Denmark, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, Nara Women’s University, Japan among others.

    She has no contradictions in her role as mother of three active children and hands on feminist geographer.

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  • Dr. Subhadra Menon

    Public health professional with proven capabilities and success in designing and implementing public health programmes. Large, multi-stakeholder outreach and advocacy, working closely with key government and non-government partners and networks, capacity building and health literacy programmes focused on community ownership and mobilization for behaviour change. Over 15 years of experience in the international public health development sector, handling leadership and senior management responsibilities for programmes and organisations. Experienced in maintaining a target-driven approach for field-level initiatives involving full-scale programme delivery besides large advocacy initiatives to mobilise support from multiple stakeholders. Developed experience in setting up new projects, divisions and programmes. Expertise in knowledge translation through creation of appropriate knowledge productsfor research evidence to move to action using prior health journalism and evidence-gathering skills. Award-winning writer; author of five books, several scientific and general publications. Skilled public speaker and orator.