Nishtha Tewari

PhD Candidate

Nishtha Tewari

Research title: Within the Household: Catastrophic health events and their impact on households in Kumaon, India.

Nishtha Tewari is an interdisciplinary researcher and development practitioner. Her current research is an interdisciplinary study on the catastrophic impacts of health events on households in Kumaon, India. Nishtha holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from Ambedkar University, Delhi and is the co-founder of a design and research collaborative - Commonplace.

As a development sector professional, she previously worked with Development Alternatives and Ashoka University. Nishtha has designed and managed large-scale experimental studies, impact evaluations, and process evaluations. Her research expertise lies in the rural regions of North India. Her work is focused on understanding new healthcare modalities and long-term household level strategies, with a specific focus on women. She also received the Edified Energiser Grant in 2021.

PhD Supervisors

Prof Barbara McPake, Prof. Craig Jeffery and  A/Prof. Jane Dyson