An Interdisciplinary social scientist trained in Public Health and Sociology, academic activist, and Professor in Global Health Policy and Equity in the School of Health & Social Care.

Anuj has longstanding research experience in public health policy and systems research, with particular interest in examining their equity and rights implications. Her current work focuses on advancing an intersectional approach to examine health inequalities and structural determination of health and well-being, especially among multiply disadvantaged populations (including migrants). She leads on several large scale action research projects, including as Director of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on gender violence and mental health among migrants (GEMMS) and founding chair of the Migration Health South Asia (MiHSA) network.

She has had longstanding associations with social movements including the People’s Health Movement (PHM) in India and the UK, formerly as Chair of PHM Scotland where she led the first public hearing on social determination of mental health and the development of people’s health manifesto for Scotland. Kapilashrami is on the Gender Advisory Panel for WHO’s Human Reproduction Programme.