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Monisha Israni
Senior Researcher & Development Manager , Research Consultancy
New Delhi Area, India, India
Research and development professional with a zeal for learning, demonstrates quick, critical thinking to form practical, reliable research outcomes. Proactive and excited to work as a team member to achieve goals through a focused approach with strategic communication with extensive research experience in government, corporate as well as international organisations.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Government, Governance, Reforms
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Healthcare manager with expertise in research and project management with 6+ years of experience in executing programs & project management gauging key industry trends in corporate and international organizations. An interdisciplinary background enables a multipronged approach in problem solving, decision making, and proactive with excellent leadership & communication skills. Excited to take up new ventures, carries a zest for learning, and a zeal for broadening her horizons by engaging in global networks & relationship-building at international summits, conferences, and seminars.
Bachelor in Science University of Delhi, India (2006-09)with specialisation in Physiology, Promotive Health, Human Development, Childhood studies, Development in Adolescence, Psychology, Sociology, Life Sciences, Food Science & Community Nutrition, Sociology, English, Economics, and Human Rights & Family Empowerment under Home Science.
M.A Development Studies - Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India (2009-2011) with specialization in health policy planning & service management through courses in social psychology, community health & practices, project planning & evaluation, law, institutions & society, conflict analysis, public policy & development economics, Social Research Methods & practices, PPP Project Intern at Planning Commission, Government of India Dissertation: Public Private Partnership in Healthcare Sector: Case Study of PPP model in social health insurance scheme.
M.Phil Center for Social Medicine & Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University- (2012-2014) Research Foundation Courses include Epidemiology, Comparative studies in health systems, Current issues in healthcare services, Community health & its organisation in India Urbanisation & Public Health system in India, Research Methodology. Dissertation: Nutrition Transition - Cross country comparative analysis from developing country perspective.
• Online Course on ‘Food for thought- Relationship between Food, Gut and Brain’ conducted by Future Learn -2020
• COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus: UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) Partnership between London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Public Health England (PHE). University of Oxford and King’s College London (KCL) - Registered for Massive Open Online Courses (Online course-2020).
• Diploma in Applied Psychology & ECCE (Early Childhood Care & Education)- All India Early Childhood Care & Education (2014-2015). My M.Phil research thesis titled ‘Nutrition Transition: Analysis of Social Issues from a Developing Country Perspective’ examines the trajectory of nutrition transition in low and middle income countries under the guidance of eminent experts from Indian Council of Medical Research, and National Institute of Health & Family Welfare. During my M.Phil studies, the comprehensive coursework enriched my knowledge base in epidemiology & comparative health systems, and research software’s. My quest for a global understanding is also reflected in my M.Phil thesis and other global healthcare projects as a research associate with various policy advocacy think tanks, research firms & organizations where I independently managed several global research projects on contemporary health issues skills, honed my data analysis skills and all my research projects were based on mixed methods methodology My master’s dissertation research explores the role of Public Private Partnership in the health services for improving quality, accountability, efficiency in the healthcare system in India. I have been associated with the apex policy making body Planning Commission, under the aegis of Government of India while working on this project, where I have handled a gamut of ethical, socio-political, financial, and operational issues in governance, and devised key performance indicators (KPI) for PPP monitoring & evaluation for the 12th five year plan, under the guidance of eminent policy makers.I am rigorously trained to conduct clinical assessments through anthropometry. Technically competent to use reference manuals published by National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research. Moreover, I possess knowledge and practical exposure in diet planning & modification for therapeutic nutrition. English has been my first language in schooling, graduate, and postgraduate studies. Given an opportunity, I would strive to develop novel insights & carve out a niche in academia and research.
Affiliations and Achievements:
• Attended Quantitative Data Analysis Workshops on SPSS at Jawaharlal Nehru University (June, 2012)
• Nominated for International Youth Delegation by Ministry of Youth & Sports Affairs, India (2010)
• Research Assistant at Planning Commission of India: Worked on 12th Five Year Plan by preparing policy briefs, seminar & workshops under Joint Secretary- Dr Namita Mehrotra
• Research Assistant, Centre for Social medicine and community Health, JNU (India) Assisted in Health system evaluation in rural pockets of Madhubani & Darbhanga district in Bihar, India (2012) with Dr Mohan Rao & Dr Rama Baru
• Project Associate, National Institute of Public Cooperation in Child Development, MoWCD, Delhi (2009) under Dr Sulochana Vasudevan.
• Research Assistant, Women Power Connect (Think tank) under Center for Social Research, Delhi, India (Summer Internship-2008) - .

• Award for community service by Lady Irwin College, DU at platinum jubilee celebration (2009).
• President, National Service Scheme Society of Lady Irwin College – Ministry of Youth & Sports Affairs, Government of India (June 2008- June 2009)
• Secretary, National Service Scheme Society of Lady Irwin College – Ministry of Youth & Sports Affairs, Government of India (June 2007- June 2008).

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    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Hindi
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