Anshikha Kumar

Project Team Leader (workshops)

BSc. Hons. Spec. Global Health Policy, Management, and Systems, York University

Tell us a little about yourself

With my education and as a member of EWIH I see a purposeful pursuit in bridging together research and action. Making informed decisions in health is vital to our wellbeing and to the sustenance of what feminism has paved the way for. At EWIH I am most eager to create meaningful workshops that inspire and motivate women in health whilst also stimulating the transfer of these learned skills into their current or future careers. EWIH has encouraged me to believe in my interests and has also shown me that the power of support travels far.

Currently working on strengthening my research skills at the intersection of health and law: I have completed my manuscript for my Independent Study where I explored how the study of epigenetics is used outside of the laboratory with focus on non-communicable disease. I am currently exploring the global governance of AMR at the Dahdaleh Institute of Global Health Research and with my personal time I am researching the exclusion of domestic work burdened on women in our calculations of human development (GDP).

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What are you excited to achieve during your time at EWIH?

To create meaningful workshops that inspire and motivate women in health whilst also stimulating the transfer of these learned skills into their current or future careers. I am happy to be part of this because I remember my first time walking into my chemistry lab and thinking as soon as I entered the door "there was a time women weren't allowed in these spaces", I am eager to work together to ensure these types of rules never exist for us again in the future.