Following the completion of her PhD, Sandhya has continued to develop a strong research portfolio within the field of public health and adult social care. This has included the successful completion of a number of interdisciplinary research projects exploring a variety of topics, such as; the implications of regenerative medicine for patients in the UK, improving the care pathway for women who choose to have a caesarean section, and examining the role of Local Authorities and the prevention agenda in response to the Care Act 2014.
Sandhya is currently a co-investigator on the CASBI (Combining Asset and Strengths Based Innovations in adult social care) project funded by the School for Social Care Research (NIHR), which aims to explore the process and impact of implementing combinations of asset/strength-based approaches within adult social care, and to assess their effectiveness in bringing about changed ways of working that better enhance the wellbeing of beneficiaries and family members.
Sandhya is also the principle investigator on a HEFi Education Enhancement funded project exploring belonging and inclusion for UoB BAME students, which aims to identify barriers and inequalities using Experience-Based Co-Design to improve the education pathway.
Sandhya teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level across a variety of disciplines, including; public health, medical sociology, adult social care, and research methods.