Project Advisory Board

Prof. Sudhir Chella Rajan

Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability

Sudhir Chella Rajan, Senior Fellow at the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability, is a Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

Prof. Roger Jeffery

University of Edinburgh
Roger Jeffery is a Professorial Fellow in the Sociology of South Asia. He has written widely on health policy in India (see his path-breaking book, The Politics of Health in India) and has been a visiting fellow at the Jawaharlal Nehru University as well as at the Institute of Economic Growth, both in Delhi.

Varda Mehrotra

Varda Mehrotra is an animal advocate and movement builder, exploring intersectional solutions. Most recently, she founded Samayu to undertake intersectional work and apply a systems approach for issues surrounding justice and animals.

Prof. Abigail Woods

King’s College London/University of Lincoln

Abigail Woods is a historian of science, technology and medicine. She is Pro Vice Chancellor/Head of College of Arts, University of Lincoln.

Dr Miguel Garcia-Sancho

University of Edinburgh

Miguel Garcia-Sancho is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies of the University of Edinburgh.

Prof. Nick Hopkins

University of Dundee

Nick Hopkins is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Dundee. His main fields of interest are in collective behaviour and the ways in which this behaviour is mediated by social psychological processes such as identification with social groups/identities.

Prof. Marc Bekoff

University of Colorado, Boulder

Marc Bekoff is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His main fields of interest are animal behaviour, cognitive ethology (the study of animal minds), behavioural ecology, and compassionate conservation. 

Dr Jonathan Saha

University of Durham

Jonathan Saha is Associate Professor in History and specialises in the history of nineteenth and twentieth-century colonialism in Southeast Asia, focusing particularly on British Burma. 

Dr Rohan Deb Roy

University of Reading

Rohan Deb Roy is Lecturer in South Asian History who has produced ground-breaking work on the histories of public health and animals in colonial India.

Dr Syed Shahid Abbas

Institute of Development Studies, Sussex

Syed Abbas is a physician and public health researcher with significant experience of working on zoonotic diseases in South Asia.

Dr Andy Gibson

Director of Strategic Research, Mission Rabies

Andy Gibson is a veterinary practitioner with extensive experience in street dog management and rabies prevention programmes in Africa and India. Mission Rabies is an international charity that runs One Health-informed rabies prevention programmes in South Asia and Africa. 

Prof. Gail Davies

University of Exeter

Gail Davies is a human geographer whose research is focused on the understanding the relationships between different ways of knowing nonhuman animals, environments, and human health in public, policy, and science.

Dr V Ramasubramanian

Visiting Professor of Infectious Diseases, Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre and MGR Medical University, Chennai

V Ramasubramanian is Senior Consultant in Infectious Diseases, HIV & Tropical Medicine at Apollo Hospital, Chennai, and Visiting Professor at the MGR Medical University. Trained in India and at the London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine, he has played a key role in establishing infectious diseases as a speciality in India. 

Prof. Sally Sheard

University of Liverpool

Sally Sheard is the Andrew Geddes and John Rankin Professor of Modern History. She is a health policy and medical historian, with a special interest in the interface between expert advisers and policymakers.

Prof. Stephen Hinchliffe

University of Exeter

Steve Hinchliffe is Principal Investigator and Deputy Director for Research of the Wellcome Trust funded Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health (2017-), University of Exeter.