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Sidharth Shankar
Doctoral Candidate , University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom
PhD Student with extensive international experience (10 years and counting) of working with disabled people, particularly autistic individuals and families. At present, conducting research on the social experiences of parents/guardians of autistic children in Kerala, India. Seeks a challenging opportunity to enhance learning in the education sector.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
- Currently researching on the experiences and perceptions of parents/guardians of autistic children in contemporary Kerala, India
Education:
My higher education has been done in Western countries; After completing my undergraduate studies at St. Gregory's University, Oklahoma in social sciences, I went on to obtain a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. My academic achievements has been impressive as I have maintained a steady GPA over the course of my studies (3.5 and above). Other achievements include being named in the President's honor roll for GPA 3.5 and above, international scholarships (at both universities) for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 and above and a National Institute on Developmental Delays scholarship for the work and commitment toward people with developmental delays. Currently, I am a PhD student at the University of Leeds, conducting research on the social experiences of parents/guardians of autistic children in contemporary Kerala, India.
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    Years of Experience:
    0-2 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, Malayalam
    Nationality:
    India
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sidharth-shankar-03339aa8/
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