Sandesh Samudre

Research Management Specialist

Sandesh is a health systems researcher. At the Centre, he teaches on and co-ordinates SPIRIT’s Fellowship. He is also a Research Management Fellow for the India Alliance Research Management Project; and Principal Investigator for the Wellcome Trust-funded commission on mental health at workplaces. In the past, Sandesh has contributed to health systems research projects in Asia and Africa. In 2016, he was awarded a PhD Studentship by the European Commission to pursue his doctoral studies at the Health Service and Population Research Department of King’s College London. Sandesh has published his work in high impact peer-reviewed journals including BMC Psychiatry and British Journal of Psychiatry. Sandesh regularly meditates and, when he has time on hand, he likes to explore new places.

Professional interests: stigma, community-based mental health,  health system strengthening in low resource settings, health systems research, public patient involvement