BSL (Bachelor of Social and Legal Sciences) - Symbiosis Law School, Pune University, India
LLB – Symbiosis Law School, Pune University, India
Diploma in Personnel Management – KCL College, Mumbai, India
MA in Applied Psychology – Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, India LLM (General) – University of Birmingham, UK
In an early recognition of the importance of possessing the skills necessary to identify ‘how people worked best’ within an ethical and legal framework, I pursued a Bachelor’s in Law with a Diploma in Personnel Management (in parallel) and subsequently a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology and a Master’s degree in Law. Much of my professional experience has been in rather diverse fields. Having worked as a Business Development Manager for a software company allowed me to interact with creative thinkers ranging from the field of information technology to advertising. As a lawyer at Delhi High Court, India, my experience ranged from Alternative Dispute Resolution to Public-Interest Litigation. I am currently a Director of a Medico-Legal Company in the UK.
In an aging society, dementia is the health crisis of our generation and a lack of research resources, especially brain tissue, could potentially jeopardise public health. My research undertakes an international comparative study of the practices followed by brain banks; from the recruitment of participants consenting to donate their brains posthumously for dementia research to the brain retrieval processes within a legal an ethical framework. While the question of property rights in the brain is touched upon, the research mainly focuses on attitudes towards posthumous brain donation and considers the possibility of an opt-out posthumous brain donation system for research.
Completed the course ‘Introduction to learning and teaching in higher education for postgraduates’ at the University’s Centre for Learning and Academic development
Attended ‘Perfect People’ the IAS workshop at the University of Birmingham